on our recent trip to mexico we visited the ancient mayan city of tulum.
the city was built around 900 a.d.
now it is only inhabited by iguanas.

i love the sense of history you get walking around in a place where people lived so long ago. we miss out on this so much in the u.s.a. here we put a plaque on a building if someone lived there 100 years ago.

the mayans built their city right on the beach,
with protection provided by high cliffs.
they were an advanced people who developed a calendar, understood the concept of zero, and spoke and wrote a language that is still used today.
apparently they loved the beach.

tulum is one of the prettiest places i’ve ever been.
the combination of the ancient buildings with the rugged cliffs
and gorgeous aquamarine water is awe inspiring.

i definitely recommend a visit to tulum or one of the other
mayan ruins on your next trip to mexico.
have you ever visited a place that gave you a sense of history?

6 Comments on travel adventures – the mayan city of tulum

  1. These pictures are gorgeous! I have always wanted to go to Tulum. I went to Cancun with a friend back in 2000 and we had to pick between Tulum and Chichen Itza and we picked Chichen Itza. It was truly amazing though. I find historical locations to be very magical!

  2. I really love this! The pictures are beautiful! I need to travel more. We rarely travel & it’s something I really need to change as soon as I get my teaching job!!

  3. Gorgeous photos Becca, it looks amazing – I would love to visit there, maybe one day.. I love the history of ancient peoples like the Mayans.

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