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Monuments / Historical Places / Forts in Cancun

History of this destination shows that this island of Cancun was known in the historical times as Nizuc meaning tip of grass. The destination is looked upon as the important witness to the Mayan history and tourists flock to witness the many historical places in Cancun

Calakmul:
The largest pyramid in Yucatan as well as the largest walled city of the Mayan region is located at Calakmul. The city is located in Calakmul Biosphere which is located in one of the largest rainforest of Mexico. While exploring the ruins you might find artifacts such as arrowheads or remains of pottery in this region. One has to travel nearly hundred km In order to reach the ruins. While reaching the ruins camping is the best option. This city discovered in 1931 was having nearly six hundred odd structures including many tall buildings. The Mayan name of Calakmul was Matan.


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Museum Casa Maya:
Museum Casa Maya or the ecological park at Cancun is replica of ancient Mayan life, spider monkeys and crocodiles as well as water turtles. The museum housed in one of the original buildings is located at Kabah and Nichupte avenues. The park was built with the intension of offering a close understanding of Mayan life. It’s a great amusement for children and families. This museum explains through its displays the historical events and the overall development of the city.

Las Ruinas Del Rey:
Located inside the Hotel zone and popularly known as ruins of the king, it is associated with a strange incidence. Once it was discovered in the 16th century, but was lost and again it was discovered in the 1800s. The excavation was completed in 1954 and as per the archaeologists it was an ancient astronomy tower, as well as a royal burial ground. It is really a site worth visiting during your Cancun vacations.

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