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Photo opp: La Danta pyramid in Guatemala

Photo opp: La Danta pyramid in Guatemala
... this jungle for several days to get back to civilization. But for this view, it’s worth it. La Danta is based in the pre-classic Mayan city of El Mirador in northern Guatemala – one of the least visited Mayan sites because of its sheer inaccessibility (Tikal, for example, is more accessible and has tourist infrastructure built around it – this has almost nothing, though it’s actually much larger and much more sophisticated than Tikal). La Danta, at 2.8 million cubic metres, is considered...
February 19th, 2010 | Vawn | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: El Dante, El Mirador, featuredarticle, Guatemala, La Danta

Best places to discover lost civilizations

Best places to discover lost civilizations
... spent years traveling to destinations to see what remains of ancient civilizations. Here’s a small sampling of my favourite sites (so far): El Mirador, Guatemala – Mayan ruins can be found throughout Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Belize. Perhaps the most popular site, however, is Chichen Itza, simply because of its proximity to the resort community of Cancun – but this, in my mind, is just a starting point. The first time I saw Tikal, one of the largest Classic Mayan cities,...
February 5th, 2010 | Vawn | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: ancient civilizations, Angkor, Angkor Wat, Cambodia, Chichen Itza, egypt, El Mirador, featuredarticle, Great Pyramid, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru, Ruins, Tikal