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Anothe shot of Tulum, the only Mayan ruins in front of the sea. I just wanted to take a picture including these famous ruins and the marvellous colors of the Caribbean. I loved this place. The only bad thing is that it was hot as hell, but only more humid, and we had already been under the sun some hours when we visited it. Under these weather conditions it is advisable to take the small train which takes you from the to the ruins. For those who are interested in visiting this place, it is relatively close to Cancun, so don't miss it if you are planning to stay there.

This particular building is called El Castillo. Unfortunately I wasn't able to make the shot without people.

"Tulum was once called Zama, meaning ¨place of the dawning sun¨. How it got this name is obvious as this ancient Mayan city is situated on a cliff which faces east toward the beautiful turquoise waters of the life-giving Caribbean.

This is surely one of the most scenically beautiful of all the Mayan archeological sites.


The Castillo is known more for its scenic location than its size. Although its front facade has all the features of other Mayan temples, its back side seems more like a fortress. Small windows face out toward the sea, providing an excellent lookout post from which to watch for sea faring invaders."

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Additional Photos by Yvonne Becker (smash2707) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 583 W: 86 N: 686] (3320)
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