The area of Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico besides being marvelously beautiful has a very important historic significance. Here you will find many Mayan pyramids and ruins and some of them have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage.
I visited several of them, I believe the most important ones, and in this post you will find some images of Uxmal ruins.
Anyway Uxmal was not the first archeologic site in Yucatan I visited but probably my favorite, that’s why I’ll start my Facebook posts about Yucatan ruins with this one.
Uxmal is located on the western side of the Yucatan Peninsula, 62 km south of Mérida, capital of Yucatan state in Mexico.
Compared to other ancient Mayan cities in the Yucatan Peninsula, Uxmal was shorter lived. It is however considered one of the most important Mayan sites.
Records suggest that Uxmal was first settled in 500 AD. Most major construction was between 850 AD-1000 AD. Sometime around 1000 AD Toltec peoples from the northern central area of Mexico invaded this area. This put Uxmal into decline. Anyway it had around 125 years of ruling power. At this time Uxmal was aligned with Chichen Itza and the two ruled this part of the northern Yucatan Peninsula.
The site of Uxmal has fewer buildings than other archaeological sites like Chichen Itza but it’s really worth visiting, its architecture is really unique, and the site itself creates a very special atmosphere.
I am very thankful to Jesus Leon @instachuchogram from @sport_cycle_center for accompanying me to Uxmal pyramids and for giving me a lot of interesting information about the area.
I liked everything about that day visiting Uxmal ruins and I hope that one day I can stay longer, without rush, and maybe visiting the light and sound show at night which people say is very worth experiencing too.
"This dream place with my sister✨ .
One of my best memories during this family trip!Suytun Cenote is located near Valladoid in Mexico. It’s one of the many many cenotes in Yucatán. You can swim safely inside and admire the ceiling, a small hole let enter the light. This place is unbelievable and you can really enjoy the swim besides taking pictures. We were lucky enough (thanks to our driver) to be alone in the cenote and admire the calm inside. If you come in the right moment you can see the light in the middle of the cenote ."