"ACROPOLIS" Ek Balam Things to Do Tip by mtncorg
Ek Balam Things to Do: 18 reviews and 39 photos
The largest structure at Ek Balam, the Acropolis - also known as la Torre - contains the tomb of Ukit Kna Le'k Tok'. Measuring 146 meters across by 55 meters wide, the Acropolis is also some 29 meter high which means you get some great views out over the jungle plains of the Yucatan. From atop you can gaze all the way to Coba in the southeast over to Chichen Itza to the southwest - both over 100 straight-line kilometers apart. This is not just your ordinary Mayan pyramid that you clamber atop for that unique overlook, though. Underneath protective thatched roofs on different levels you will find magnificently preserved sculptures and hieroglyphs with passages leading into the old ruler's tomb. I have no pictures because of the time of day I visited was not ideal, but these are by far the best Mayan sculptures I have been lucky enough to gaze upon.