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Pictures - photos Belize, the Maya ruins of Altun Ha





Also read our travelogue of Belize and scuba diving in the Caribbean Sea



Altun-Ha (which means petrified water) is about 50 kilometers north of Belize City and about 10 kilometers from the sea. This ceremonial and trade center was probably the most important link between the coast and the interior areas. There are more than 500 buildings in the center of the area. The entire city of Altun-Ha is about 5 square kilometers and contains about 250 to 300 unencumbered buildings. The Altun-Ha population is estimated at 9,000 to 12,000 people at its peak. In Altun-Ha a treasure of more than 300 jade objects was found, including the gracefully carved head of Kinisch Anau, the sun god of the Maya. This head, which weighs 4.5 kilos and is 15 centimeters high, is known as the largest by the Maya jade carved object. It is one of the symbols of Belize and is on every banknote



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Pictures Maya ruins in Belize and Guatemala


Below are the pictures of the Maya ruins Altun Ha is a 1-hour drive away from Belize City. From San Ignacio are the following Maya ruins within reach: Cahal Pech located in San Ignacio itself, Caracol with its main pyramid Caana on a 2 hour drive through the jungle and Xunantunich with its famous temple El Castillo a 30-minute drive away. From Flores in Guatemala Tikal takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Altun Ha, Maya ruins in Belize from Belize City
Cahal Pech, Maya ruins in Belize, from San Ignacio
Caracol with Caana, Maya ruins in Belize, from San Ignacio
Tikal, Maya ruins in Guatemala, from Flores
Xunantunich with El Castillo, Maya ruins in Belize, from San Ignacio


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Diving on the Blue Hole, Painted Wall and night dive in painted wall in the Light House Reef of Belize
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Monkey River tour, with departure from Placencia in Belize



Pictures Long Caye on Lighthouse Reef in the Caribbean Sea


Below are the pictures, of the island of Long Caye located in the Light House Reef in the Caribbean Sea.

Long Caye on Lighthouse Reef in Belize


Pictures Half Moon Caye on Lighthouse Reef in the Caribbean Sea


Below are the pictures of the island of Half Moon Caye in the Light House Reef in the Caribbean Sea.

Half Moon Caye on Lighthouse Reef in Belize



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