More Ancient Mayan Ruins (Tulum, Mexico)

More photography from the ancient Mayan site of Tulum, Mexico

Here’s one of the larger Mayan ruins of Tulum, Mexico. The building in the background is part of the ‘Great Palace’, and lies just west of the El Castillo structure that looks out over the Caribbean Sea.  The small group of tourists near the right edge of the frame gives a sense of scale to the ruins.  Also look for the iguana on the low wall of the raised platform just left of center.

Mayan Ruins in Tulum
The ‘Grand Palace’ structure in Tulum lies in the background of this photo, fronted by other smaller Mayan ruins.  © David A. Kamm


The Tulum site layout drawing below is one of the better ones I was able to find after a little Googling around on the web.  Used here courtesy of Holger Behr @ Wikimedia Commons.

Given Tulum’s compact and easy-to-cover scale, proximity to Cancun and Riviera Maya resorts, and beautiful location next to the Caribbean (with great beach too), it’s easy to see why Tulum is one of the most visited tourist sites in Mexico.

Tulum Site Layout
Approximate layout of the Mayan site of Tulum, Mexico. Courtesy of Holger Behr via Wikimedia Commons.


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