5 Mayan temple sites worth a visit in Belize
Archaeologists affirm that Belize was once the center of the Mayan civilization because of the country’s varied flora and fauna and abundance of marine life, which was favorable to the growth of the population.
Between 250 AD to 900 AD, over one million Mayan people lived in present day Belize, and today a treasure trove of sacred caves, beautiful palaces and ball courts can be found in ancient Mayan cities throughout Belize.
Here are the top must-see Mayan temples in Belize:
Located 31 miles out of Belize City, Altun Ha meaning “rock stone water” was an ancient Maya city that dates back to 200 B.C. At its peak, over 10,000 people inhabited the area with around 3000 individuals living in the central core of the city.
Altun Ha is comprised of two main plazas and 13 structures including the Temple of Sun God.
The area where the site is located is rich with a vast array of flora and fauna and is open from 8am to 5pm every day.
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