Ek BalamCurrently Open
- Address: Ek Balam, 7, Cancún, Q.R., Mexico, Cancun
- Tags: Ancient Ruin
The Yucatec-Mayan archaeological site Ek Balam is nestled in the Northern Maya lowlands. It is famous for the preserved plasters on the tomb of Ukit Kan Lek Tok’, who is buried beside the largest pyramid. The site provides invaluable information on the northern Classic cities. The site is surrounded by two concentric walls served as defence against invasion. The rooms of the Acropolis consist of wall paintings, the Mural of the 96 Glyphs and the mythological scene with a hunted deer depicting death for example. A series of vault capstones depicting the lightning deity are noteworthy. The Oval Palace containing burial relics, the Twins with two mirroring temples, the chapel, a carved stela, the ballcourt, steam bath are the other attractions of the site.
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How to Reach Ek Balam
- Cover on foot