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Pictures - photos Belize, the Maya ruins of Xunantunich


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belize xunantunich san ignacio

belize xunantunich san ignacio

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Xunantunich in Belize is near San Ignacio. The city of Xunantunich in Belize was a ceremonial center and was inhabited to 900 n.c. Most likely, the city of Xunantunich was abandoned in Belize after it was hit by an earthquake. The most prominent structure in Xunantunich is El Castillo, a pyramid with a height of more than 40 meters. From El Castillo a piece of strip with symbols has been restored to give the visitor an idea of what it originally looked like. On this is the sun god, surrounded by astronomical and mythological symbols.

You come to Xunantunich by taking the bus from San Ignacio to Benque Viejo and getting off at the Mayan village of San Jose Succotz. There is a free ferry that takes you to the other side of the Mopan River. Then it is another fifteen minutes walk to Xunantunich. The site Xunantunich is open daily from 8.00 - 16.00. You can also take a taxi from San Ignacio to Xunantunich. Most taxi instructors give you 1 hour of visiting time, which is not enough. Ask the price if you are back later. If you want to enjoy the beautiful surroundings on top of the top of El Castillo, you will have not enough with 1 hour.



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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


Photos scuba diving in Belize in the Light House Reef in the Caribbean Sea:


Diving on the Blue Hole, Painted Wall and night dive in painted wall in the Light House Reef of Belize
Diving on the Blue Hole, Painted Wall and night dive in painted wall in the Light House Reef of Belize
Diving on Roller Coaster, Playground and Broken reef in the Light House Reef of Belize
Diving on Canyon and Night Watch in the Light House Reef of Belize
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Pictures - foto's jungle tours in Belize


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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