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Ek Balam - Mayan Ruins

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Ek Balam is one of Latter archaeological sites discovered in the Yucatan Peninsula and is perhaps one of the most important Mayan ruins ever found.

Ek Balam (The black Jaguar or Tiger Star) is located north of the colonial city of Valladolid, halfway between Merida and Cancun. Take the road to reach Cancun, Merida, Valladolid exit and head north towards the city of Tizimin. From Cancun or Merida, the trip takes more than two hours.

Ek Balam is composed of several temples, two palaces and a huge pyramid in the center of the city.

Ek Balam occupied since the late formative period, before the fourth century to the colonial period and there are historical sources that claim, which was an important center for the region during the Postclassic.

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A court sacbe (White Road) bordered by trees, you come to one of the few hits that open on both walls that surround this ancient Mayan city, leading to a large square flanked by large domed building and a set of ball.

The main buildings are located so far the largest is the Acropolis, measures 146 meters long, 54mts, wide and 30 meters high. It is believed that the tomb of the governor of the city around 800 AD, is called UKIL-KAN-LEK-TOK.

Your input an entry mouth shaped according to the ancient monster that is the entrance to another world.

From the top of the main pyramid can see the ruins of Coba, 48 km, there are several connecting Sac Be Ek Balam to Chichen Itza, Coba and other archaeological sites.

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