Ocosingo, Chiapas, Mexico

About Yaxchilan

Hidden away far from the husstle and busstle of the main tourist track is the archeaological site of Yaxchilan, containing the ruins of this once-powerful Maya city. The ruins are found along the Usumasinta River and a selection of local tour operators offer boat trips to the site.

Today the ruins contain an incredible set of palaces and temples as well as an array of smaller remains which spread out over a wide area. Not a place for the faint hearted, Yaxchilan is nevertheless a fascinating place to explore.

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