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Maya Site of Copan

Copan Ruinas Honduras
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  • Maya Site of Copan
    Liza Prado
    5 Nov 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.

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    Zane Newman
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Was an awesome Experience, learned a lot of history, nice people even when you don't speak Spanish

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    Baxter Jackson
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    3 Jul 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.

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    4 Jul 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.

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    Matthias Hagemann
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    4 Jan 10, 2013

    worth going there

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    Jude Leon
    4 Mar 18, 2012
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A stunning example of the remains of the ancient Mayas, the Copan Ruins of Honduras offer you a glimpse into the culture of one of the most significant ancient civilizations of the Americas. The opportunity to view the amazing art and architecture of this lost culture is an experience not to be missed. During your visit to the Copan Ruins you can explore not only the major sites of this ancient ... read more
city, including the Acropolis, the Hieroglyphic Stairway and the Great Plaza, but also take time to view the lush jungle environment with its abundance of plant and animal life that surrounds it all.

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