Mexican Ruins – Tulum a fortress by the sea

Time, there’s never enough of it and with only a few days in Mexico before we head to the USA, we’re squeezing in as many experiences as we can.

Elena’s been organising this whole epic journey and the plan for today was to grab a bus and head south along the coast to Tulum.

Tulum is the site of a Pre-Columbian Mayan walled city serving as a major port for Cobá. The ruins are perched on 12-meter tall cliffs, along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on theCaribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Mayan People; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico.

Old World diseases brought by the Spanish settlers appear to have resulted in very high fatalities, disrupting the society and eventually causing the city to be abandoned. It’s now one of the best-preserved coastal Mayan sites, and today Tulum plays host as a popular site for tourists from around the globe.

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The Ruins at Tulum are the only known ruins of Mayan culture that has direct access to the sea.
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An atists impression displaying the original building and colours that would have been used for construction of the temple complex
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Ahh, Mexico… Myan Ruins, Seaside and Corona… What more could you ask for? ….. Another can please Elena….

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We enjoy this kind of place, for some its just a pile of old stones but for us there’s so much to learn about ancient cultures. By understanding the countries past you get to understand the current way of life. you get to see what traditions are still alive and being used in life today.

Being on the coast it’s incredibly windy, although the temperature is still soaring and the the warm winds turn us to thoughts of our next adventure of the day.

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