Maya Site of Copan
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- Maya Site of CopanNov 14, 2013
Copan is one of my favorite Maya ruins. The site isn't big--you can easily visit it in an afternoon--but the artistry of its stone scultures and huge intricate stelae are totally unique. There is a wonderful museum on-site too, which is a rarity at Maya archaeological sites in general, regardless of the country they happen to be in.
The ruins are located just outside of the town Copan Ruinas, which is pleasant cobblestone town, with lots of lodging and eating options. Great for photos too.Recommended for:
- Maya Site of CopanMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersJul 04, 2012
After Tikal, Guatemala, Copan wasn't much to write home about. If you haven't experienced the wonder that Tikal inspires, however, then Copan is impressive. The local guides there know exactly what the touristas want to hear about to - ritual sacrifice, bloodletting and the ripping out still beating hearts - all very Apocalypto. Most interesting of all for me though was the set of hieroglyphics in which an ancient Maya - with the position he's in, what he's wearing and what he's doing with his hands - bears a striking resemblance to our modern day astronauts.Recommended for:
- Maya Site of CopanMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersWellness+ 4Jul 04, 2012
One of the most remarkable and picturesque Mayan complexes of ruins that, apparently, was abandoned in the early 10th century, but only excavated in the 19th century. Its decaying temples, plazas and terraces are a solid representation of Mayan architecture. The Hieroglyphic Stairway Plaza is particularly notable. The site is part of the UNESCO Heritage Sites.