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Xpuhil Mayan Ruins, Campeche

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It is the head of the municipality of Calakmul, in the vicinity of the population are of Mayan archaeological sites Xpuhil, Becán, Chicana, Balamcan, ant and southwest is the most important Maya city of Calakmul.

Maya comes from cat tails, which in turn is based on a plant native to the region that originally gave its name to a wash and then to the Mayan population Xpuhil, archaeological ruins are located near the modern village.

The archaeological zone takes its name from a nearby watering place called Xpuhil, which in Mayan refers to a herbaceous plant of the family cipráceas abundant in the town and known for its form as "cat's tail."

Xpuhil are ruins concentrated in a small area, which stands a very particular structure. This structure is also known as building three towers and is at the end of the tour. Basically there are three towers are strategically located on a basement.

The towers of the tip face east and west of the center. The one that looks to the west has a spectacular mask on the other hand in another bastamento 12 dwellings are symmetrically distributed roofing.

Admission is $ 35 mx pesos, open Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00 hrs. Free Sunday travel may take 30 to 60 minutes.

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