"Mayan Ceremonial Site" Top 5 Page for this destination Xunantunich by JetlagCity
Xunantunich Travel Guide: 43 reviews and 105 photos
I certainly wouldn't have considered my first trip to Belize complete without visiting at least one of the Mayan ruins. Xunantunich (shoo-nahn-TOO-nitch) is one of the major Mayan ceremonial sites in Belize. It has about 25 pyramids and temples, as well as a ball field of some sort.
I had read a little about the Mayans in my Spanish classes at school, and seeing this place made all that history come to life a little more, instead of seeming like a fable. Just driving through the jungle to get here was fun - NOT that the roads were in decent condition, hahaha! The guide we hired was invaluable - he had grown up playing among the ruins, and his knowledge added to our enjoyment of this place immensely.
Mayan civilization flourished in the first millenium A.D. They were very sophisticated astronomers and mathematicians,... more travel advice
Pyramids and temples are in various stages of excavation, and we saw several archaeologists working while we were there.... more travel advice
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