XUNANTUNIC: EL CASTILLO

 

El Castillo is the second tallest structure in Belize (after the temple at Caracol), at 40m (130 feet) tall.

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It is quite the climb for those of us adverse to heights.

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The sides are decorated with depictions of different Mayan gods.

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The view from the top is spectacular. Again, mounds remain to either side. Our guide noted, there are more ruins just waiting to be found.

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The site itself is beautiful.

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Guatemala is off in the distance.

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The back.

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One last photo as we climbed down.

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A wonderful tour.