"Uxmal" Ruinas Uxmal by leffe3
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Set in the Puuc Hills about 80kms from Merida, Uxmal was first settled around 600AD. Uxmal is the Mayan for thrice built, but Uxmal was apparently rebuilt 5 times. Abandoned around 900, it is believed that this was due to the lack of water in the area (it is no coincidence that Chac, the Rain God, features heavily at Uxmal) and the rise of Chichen Itza.
Rediscovered in the 19th century and although first excavated in 1929, there is stilll a great deal more to be uncovered.
Adjacent to the Governor's Palace is the Great Pyramid. Unlike most other Mayan sites, the Pyramid in Uxmal is not the... more travel advice
Some 100 metres long, the Governor's Palace is a magnificent building and seen as the best example of Puuc style... more travel advice
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