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Maya Temple II in Tikal, Guatemala 5th February 2007

3 Responses to “Maya Temple II in Tikal, Guatemala”

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    Annette from Tropicaltravel.ne:

    Beautiful. I hope I get the chance to visit here myself someday.

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    David Santos:

    wow that is beautiful ive been to guateala but i have never seen tha before i wanna go back to see it

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    Muawiyya Abdullahi Kamba:

    When I see the picture of Maya Temple II in Tikal, Guatemala, it reminds me with one of the movie (Apocalipto) the temple were a sacrifice is taken place looks like this one I see. Mayas are wonderful and they are good architectural people. I wish I will be there one day,

Maya Temple II in Tikal, Guatemala

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From Wikipedia:
Tikal (or Tik’al, according to the more current orthography) is the largest of the ancient ruined cities of the Maya civilization. It is located in the El Petén department of Guatemala at 17°13′19″N, 89°37′22″W. Now part of Guatemala’s Tikal National Park, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular tourist spot.

It is wonderful to get here early in the day (beating the crowds who fly in from Guatemala city for a day trip) and see the dense jungle and fog over this ancient city. When you hike through the jungle you will feel like an explorer, not knowing if the hill in front of you is just a natural feature or another temple, covered by the fast-growing trees and grass…
We like to think of ourselves as a highly civilized society, though practice shows otherwise. These old and long forgotten societies can teach us some things maybe? Wonderful place…

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