Palenque's Mayan Ruins
Deservedly one of the top destinations of Chiapas, the soaring jungle-swathed temples of Palenque are a national treasure and one of the best examples of Maya architecture in Mexico.
Of all the places you travel in Mexico this is one that will stay with you, even if you don’t stay all that long. Palenque's monumental stone temples are famed for their architectural sophistication and fine sculptures, and are made even more interesting by the detailed knowledge of its history that archaeologists have recovered from its inscriptions.
Ancient World on your Holiday to Palenque
This ancient maya city is an extraordinary and beautiful Mayan archaeological site and great Mayan ceremonial center near the Usumacinta river in midst of the rainforest in the State of Chiapas, Mexico, surrounded by hills covered with dense vegetation.
You will be able to see an exact replica of the king´s sarcophagus in this Museum. The museum contains several expressions of Mayan art like Mayan sculptures and steles, incense burners made of Mayan pottery and other ceramic objects, bas reliefs, ornaments made of shells, objects of obsidian and jade and more, which were all found during the excavations of the site.
Several outfitters offer horseback tours, and you can visit the picturesque waterfalls of Agua Azul and Misol-Ha. If you enjoy camping, it is possible in the region. Palenque National Park is quite beautiful and worth a visit: there are many species of birds and animals there, and the rare fortunate visitor can even hope to spot a jaguar!