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Wonderfully secluded and mysterious
Still a lot of restoration work to be done
In a nutshell
worth the trip!
Kuznetsov_Sergey Says: The Acropolis houses the possible tomb of king Ukit Kan Le'k Tok', who ruled from 770 (the starting year of the “height” of this city) to 797 or 802 CE.This is the temple in which Ukit Kan Le'k Tok' is supposedly buried, called El Trono (‘The Throne’). The doorway is in the...
Kuznetsov_Sergey Says: On the South Plaza you will also see the Twins atop of which there are two mirroring temples on either side.Facing Structure 17 is Stela 1. This monument depicts a ruler of Ek Balam, probably Ukit Jol Ahkul.Another attractive structure is the Ballcourt.You can watch my photo...
Ek Balam, located just north of Valladolid and south of Tizimin, Quintana Roo, Mexico, is a great site! Just opened about 6 months before we got there, and there was NO people there. We got a spanish guide and he took us to places that we would have never known, caves and artifacts galore!! It was very pristine and undisturbed. Only about 1/4 of the entire site is uncovered, so you can really go exploring and feel like a archeologist!
Updated Sep 4, 2002