Tikal – Mayan Ruins

Tikal – Mayan Ruins

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Tikal is a large archaeological site in the Guatemalan department of Petén. In the heart of the jungle, surrounded by lush vegetation, lies one of the major sites of Mayan civilization, inhabited from the 6th century B.C. to the 10th century A.D. The ceremonial centre contains superb temples and palaces, and public squares accessed by means of ramps. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Tikal Mayan ruins attract curious investigators of all sorts, who come to marvel at their existence. Visitors to Guatemala will find a variety of options for Tikal excursions that can be arranged from other main tourist areas. Most Tikal excursions start from the nearby town of Flores, which serves as the hub for tours into the Petén department.

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Famous Volcanic Kelimutu Lakes

Famous Volcanic Kelimutu Lakes

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The volcano is located on the island of Flores in Indonesia. The multi-colored crater lakes of Kelimutu are a beautiful geological anomaly. The color range is from red and brown to turquoise and green. It is a passively degassing stratovolcano capped by lakes containing exotic fluids. The local community considers these lakes a sacred place being the abode of the souls of the dead. This spectacular panorama is a very popular tourist attraction.

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