"Pyramids in the Jungle" Palenque by DSwede
Palenque Travel Guide: 218 reviews and 735 photos
The humble town of Palenque has stood watch over the ancient Mayan ruins for a long time, despite the fact that for centuries the ruins were lost in the jungles.
The central areas of Palenque are similar to many of the other towns. The city has lots of tourist based stores for souvenirs and such, but is still a rather nondescript town.
The ruins located ~9km west of town are the main draw. The hills and jungle canopies that encompass the ruins and pyramids give it that lost world touch. It is a must see if you get to this corner of the world.
If you do make it here, you should continue to Misol Ha (see my tips) and to Agua Azul.
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- Pros:The hills and jungle canopies that encompass the ruins and pyramids give it that lost world touch.
- Cons:The main town is still rather dirty and nondescript
- In a nutshell:Its a must see if you get to this corner of the world.
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