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Polaroid of the week: Mayan Ruins in the Jungle, Chiapas, Mexico

Polaroid of the week: Mayan Ruins in the Jungle, Chiapas, Mexico

Last Updated on February 22, 2021

Tucked deep in the jungle in Chiapas, southern Mexico, the Mayan ruins of Palenque are set in one of the most spectacular surroundings in Mexico. While walking in between the temples and through the dense humidity of this tropical environment, the sound of howler monkeys rings out from trees and you realize that you are in one of the most important pre-hispanic cities of Mesoamerica.  Climb to the top of several temples and the Palace in the site’s center where stunning views extend beyond the site and into the jungle.

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Monday 22nd of February 2021

[…] ruins in Mexico are so majestic! We visited Teotihuacan near Mexico City, Monte Alban near Oaxaca, Palenque in Chiapas, Tulum and Chichen Itza on the […]


Tuesday 22nd of January 2013

where would you recommend to stay for 2 nights here as a solo female traveller?


Thursday 24th of January 2013

I would probably stay for two nights - that way you don't have to rush to the ruins straight away when you get there, and you can take your time when you visit them, and head out the next morning. We regret not having stayed right in Palenque, the jungle lodges sound really nice. Enjoy Palenque :)