The Mayan Ruins of Uxmal

Uxmal Pronounced Ush-mah-l is very impressive. I’ve never seen this one before. I have to say it was beautiful. The buildings are taller than the trees. Climbing to the top of the structures gives you a powerful view. It makes you feel what, perhaps, the Mayans felt during their reign.

Uxmal is a big Mayan city build in the western area of Yucatan. The Yucatan doesn’t have rivers which makes this site strange. You can see the structure where the rain collected throughout the year.

There is some subliminal message unscripted in the walls, as you can see when you visit.

Chaac The Rain God

Chaac, the rain god was in all the details

There are stone structures of Chaac in every wall, in every corner, in patterns, in every room. Chaac can be seen all over this ancient city. It’s fascinating for a place that, some say, ran out of water. Perhaps they dedicated this city to the rain god because they needed water so badly.

Chichen Itza or Uxmal?

Which should you see? See both. I’ve seen Chichen before and its huge! Its huge and they continue to find things that may hold a significance to this city.

Uxmal is impressive. You will not regret it. You cant climb all the structures but the same goes for Chichen Itza.

Let me break it down for you:

The price is about $250 for non-mexican citizens. Although, it’s a weird and complicated process. You pay 130 pesos first then move to another window and pay the rest but. It’s completely worth the trip if you’re inMerida. If you’re near Cancun, go to Chichen Itza first. I’ve been impressed by all of the mayan ruins I’ve seen so far.

A Mayan throne as depicted by a two-headed panther

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