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Tulum
Tulum is a pre-Columbian Mayan walled city. The ruins are situated on 12-meter (39 ft) tall cliffs along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico) on the Caribbean Sea. The walls surrounding the site allowed the Tulum fort to be defended against invasions. Tulum was protected on one side by steep sea cliffs and on the landward side by a wall that averaged about 3–5 meters (9.8–16.4 ft) in height. The wall was about 8 m (26 ft) thick and 400 m (1,300 ft) long on the side parallel to the sea.
Coba
Coba is an ancient Mayan city on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico. it contains many engraved and sculpted stelae that document ceremonial life and important events of the Late Classic Period (AD 600–900) of Mesoamerican civilization. The site contains a group of large temple pyramids, the tallest, Ixmoja, is some 42 metres (138 ft) heigh. Ixmoja is among the tallest pyramids on the Yucatán peninsula. Coba was estimated to have had some 50000 inhabitants (possibly significantly more) at its peak of civilization, and the built up area extends over 80 km².


Coba - Ball Court

Coba - Ball Court
Coba - Ball Court

This is one of two ball courts located in the Coba archeological site that is outside the so called _Coba Group_ - a series of structures close to the entrance that include the Iglesia (the Church) and another ball court - Ancient Mayan city of Coba, Mexico.

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Coba - Nohoch Mul Pyramid

Coba - Nohoch Mul Pyramid
Coba - Nohoch Mul Pyramid

Nohoch Mul Pyramid - A 42 meters tall (137 feet) pyramid that boasts a remarkable view of the Yucatán and non-public areas of Coba including both lagoons; Macanxoc Lagoon to the east and Cobá Lagoon to the southwest. The Ancient Pyramid, unlike Chichen Itza's Kukulkan Pyramid, is still open for the public to climb its 130 steps up to the top of the site. Ancient Mayan city of Coba, Mexico.

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Stone House in Tulum, Mexico

Stone House in Tulum, Mexico
Stone House in Tulum, Mexico

A stone house in the Ancient Mayan city of Tulum, Mexico.

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The Great Palace of Tulum and temple of Fresco

The Great Palace of Tulum and temple of Fresco
The Great Palace of Tulum and temple of Fresco

The Great Palace (Governor's house) of Tulum and the rear side of the Temple of Fresco. The ancient Mayan city of Tulum, Mexico

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Tulum - The Temple of the Frescoes

Tulum - The Temple of the Frescoes
Tulum - The Temple of the Frescoes

the Temple of the Frescoes included a lower gallery and a smaller second story gallery. The Temple of the Frescoes was used as an observatory for tracking the movements of the sun. Niched figurines of the Maya «diving god» or Venus deity decorate the facade of the temple. This «diving god» is also depicted in the Temple of the Diving God in the central precinct of the site. Above the entrance in the western wall a stucco figure of the «diving god» is still preserved, giving the temple its name. Mayan ancient city of Tulum, Mexico.

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The Great Palace of Tulum

The Great Palace of Tulum
The Great Palace of Tulum

The Great Palace of Tulum or the Governor´s house in ancient Mayan city of Tulum, Mexico.

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El Castillo and Beach in Tulum

El Castillo and Beach in Tulum
El Castillo and Beach in Tulum

The Beach in Tulum's archeological site of the ancient Mayan city and El Castillo, Mexico

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Tulum el Castillo, rear

Tulum el Castillo, rear
Tulum el Castillo, rear

Also in the central precinct is the Castillo, which is 7.5 m (25 ft) tall. The Castillo was built on a previous building that was colonnaded and had a beam and mortar roof. The lintels in the upper rooms have serpent motifs carved into them. A small shrine appears to have been used as a beacon for incoming canoes. This shrine marks a break in the barrier reef that is opposite the site. Here there is a cove and landing beach in a break in the sea cliffs that would have been perfect for trading canoes coming in. Mexico.

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