This ancient Mayan City and Protected Tropical Forest site is located in the central/southern portion of the Yucatán Peninsula, in southern Mexico.

Calakmul, Campeche Mexico

Calakmul, Campeche Mexico

This ancient Mayan City and Protected Tropical Forest site is located in the central/southern portion of the Yucatán Peninsula, in southern Mexico and includes the remains of the important Maya city Calakmul, set deep in the tropical forest of the Tierras Bajas.

The city played a key role in the history of this region for more than twelve centuries and is characterized by well-preserved structures providing a vivid picture of life in an ancient Maya capital. The property also falls within the Mesoamerica biodiversity hotspot, the third largest in the world, encompassing all subtropical and tropical ecosystems from central Mexico to the Panama Canal.

UNESCO presents a fantastic walk-through photo collection of this important cultural site as well as a deeper dive into the protect forests surrounding the city of Calakmul on the world heritage site of UNESCO here.

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Read about the Mayan Culture. Maya History: A Captivating Guide

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