The ruins of the Mayan is a impressive site to see and in set amidst the beaches making this place truly wonderful. The crystal clear water and huge cliffs converge creating an inspiring scene.
Few years ago this village was a serene village about 2 km from the archaeological site and the tourism was restricted to few shops and cabanas along the beach. But now this place expanded and has about 10,000 inhabitants and is the commercial center attracting large number of tourists.
The temple of the descending God
The Mayan ... More civilization believed in a number of gods and in Tulum they admired the descending god and hence its figures were included as a part on the entrances and structures of the Pyramids. There are numerous depictions and wall paintings of different gods incluing gods of rain, fish, sun and corn.
Another modern town having the same name is located nearby called Tulum Pueblo.
The Maya site was previously known as Zama or the City of Dawn. An inscription which dates back to 564 was found at this site and remained occupied through the years of Spanish conquest of Yucatan though it was left as it is in the 16th century.
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Coba can be described as a big ‘cleaned out city’ which belongs to ‘Pre-Columbian Maya Civilization’; situated in Quintana Roo State, Mexico. Coba lies at...