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The Ak’iin Beah Club in Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

After touring through the Mayan ruins at Tulum, I stopped by the Ak’iin Beach Club for lunch and a chance to get my feet wet in the Caribbean.  The day was cool, overcast, and the skies were spitting rain.  Few people … Continue reading

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Final Views of the Mayan City of Tulum in Quintana Roo, Mexico

The Mayan city of Tulum in Quintana Roo, Mexico is a compact site with only a handful of archeologically interesting structures.  The city is, however, located right on the Caribbean, lending it perhaps the Mayan city with the most beautiful … Continue reading

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The Temple of the Frescos and the Great Palace in Tulum in Quintana Roo, Mexico

The Temple of the Frescoes and the Great Palace in the Mayan city of Tulum in Quintana Roo, Mexico are described in interpretive plaques on the site. Templo de las Pinturas (Temple of the Frescos) This building conserves most of the … Continue reading

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The House of the Halach Uinic in the Mayan City of Tulum in Quintana Roo, Mexico

Each Mayan city was ruled by a man called the halach uinic who also served as high-priest.  The house of the halach uinic in Tulum is relatively well preserved.  Above the entrance is an elaborate carving protected in modern times … Continue reading

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The Castle in the Mayan City of Tulum in Quintana Roo, Mexico

The main attraction in the Mayan city of Tulum in Quintana Roo, Mexico is El Castillo or The Castle.  The descriptive plaque for the structure states: This is the most imposing building of Tulum and, without a doubt, was also the … Continue reading

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A First Look at the Mayan City of Tulum in Quintana Roo, Mexico

The second Mayan archeological site I visited in Quintana Roo, Mexico was the coastal city of Tulum.  The city was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries.  Tulum was unusual in that it was a walled city with the … Continue reading

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