9 Charming Small Towns in Mexico

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Palenque, Chiapas

If you want to be fully embraced by the outstanding natural beauty of the southern Mexican jungle, Palenque is the place to go. It’s a very small town, but it’s also the heart of the national park, where some of the most important Mayan cities are. The archeological site is hidden in the deep jungle.

Once you arrive there, you’ll immediately lay eyes on those mesmerizing pyramids and Mayan palaces. The ruins of Palenque are seen as some of the most relevant archeological sites of the Mayan civilization, as they combine crucial constructions dedicated to ancient religious rituals, but also scientific research. There’s also an impressive collection of hieroglyphics and the well-known sacred tomb o King Pakal.

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