Mayan ruins in Tulum | Mexico

Tulum is one of the last cities built by the Mayas in Mexico and is in the list of World Heritage Sites. The ruins are standing on a rock, 12 meters above sea level, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean in the state of Quintana Roo. The city flourished between the 13th and 15th century and managed to survive 70 years after the conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards.

Tulum, Mexico

Tulum, Mexico

Tulum, Mexico

Tulum, Mexico

The then incurable diseases, who came to Mexico by Spanish conquerors were considered the cause of extinction of this city. Today it is one of the best preserved Mayan coastal city and a popular tourist attraction. The architecture follows the typical structures used by the Mayas in the areas of the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Tulum, Mexico

Tulum, Mexico

Tulum, Mexico

Tulum, Mexico

The main feature of these buildings is a large piece of stone that protrudes at the base of the building, which stands on a low substructure. The doorways are usually narrow and have placed special columns for support. Tulum is protected on one side by steep cliffs into the sea and internally by a wall of around 5 meters.

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By Nicole P.

Tulum photos: TheCat67, Robert Lz, romi.b, Lionel Arnould.

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