San Pablo Villa de Mitla Off The Beaten Path

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    Yagul
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    Yagul's ballcourt
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  • Yagul's Mirador
    Yagul's Mirador
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    Yagul: how to get there.

    by darthmilmo Written Mar 1, 2003

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    Yagul

    Getting to Yagul without a tour can take some time, patience, and some walking. The bus the plies the road between Oaxaca City and Mitla and onwards passes within 1.5 kilometers from the archeological sight. The walk uphill is not that bad, but it can be dangerous due to the dreaded heat. Take some water with you!

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    Yagul's has the second largest ball court.

    by darthmilmo Updated Mar 1, 2003

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    Yagul's ballcourt

    The Ruins of Yagul are amazing! It has the second largest ball court in Meso-America and the largest one in the state of Oaxaca. The largest Ball court is in Chichen-Itza, on the Yucatan Peninsula. Check out my Chichen Itza page!

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    El Tule

    by darthmilmo Written Mar 1, 2003

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    El Tule

    On your way from or to Oaxaca City, try to see el Arbol de Santa Maria el Tule (or just "el Tule" for short). This is the tree with the largest width/circumference in the world. The tree is over 2,000 years old and its girth (circumference) is a whopping 58 meters long. Just imagine what the history of this enormous tree has been or what it has seen so far in its life. This tree was alive during the rise and falls of countless of civilizations and conquistadores. Heck, this tree was about 800 years old when the fall of Monte Alban occurred!

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    Museo Frisell

    by filipdebont Written Feb 25, 2003

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    There is also a museum with a big collection of Zapotec and Mixtec items found at the archeological site. As most visiting groups have limited time to visit this site, there is no more time left for visiting the museum. And I must admit, I did not vist the museum due to the same reason, So if you plan the trip yourself, do not forget to visit this museum.

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    Yagul's Mirador: a bird's eye view of the ruins

    by darthmilmo Written Mar 1, 2003

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    Yagul's Mirador

    The view from the Mirador is superb, but further up to a higher point lays the best view of Yagul. So don't stop in the Mirador, keep on going a bit further uphill :).

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    Yagul, a true gem for archeological buffs

    by darthmilmo Written Mar 1, 2003

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    Yagul

    Yagul is a true gem for those of us who hate over-ranned turist traps. It is located between Mitla and Oaxaca so it makes it a nice stop on your way back to the city. More on the next few tips.

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    yagul,an other archeological site,close to mitla

    by cbeaujean Written Feb 25, 2003

    5 min. walk from mitla.
    an archeological site without any ornements!
    on a hillside,among great cactus.
    today,we don't know who are the builders!

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    mitla archeological site with stones mosaics

    by cbeaujean Written Feb 25, 2003

    42km east from oaxaca
    built by zapotecans between 950-1520.
    famous for its stones ornaments.
    on the "patio de las grecas" wall ,can be seen 100.000 stones,cut in distinct forms.

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