Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Mexican Road Trip Part V: Ek Balam & Coba

.: Coba :.

Like Chichen Itza, Coba comprises a group of ruins where Mayans once lived.  The area is extremely spread out, requiring miles of walking through the shady jungle.  
Alternative transport is also an option. 

Outside the gates of Coba, a modern Mayan woman sold us pumpkin seeds and was kind enough to pose for a picture.

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.: Ek Balam :.

The ruins of Ek Balam underwent excavation in the 1990s.  Work is still being done to the area where multiple buildings remain uncovered.  The ruins were small, but housed beautiful reconstructed carvings.

Read about Mayan civilization here.

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