Edzna: Temple of Five Stories (#m2_010)
Edzna: Temple of the Five Stories Also known as The Palace, the Temple of Five Stories "faces west and is aligned so that on May 1st and August 13 -- when the sun reaches its zenith at this location -- the setting sun blazes directly into its rooms. This alignment is probably related to planting times." Coe, Andrew,
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Lamanai, Mayan ruins in Belize. This is one of the highest ruins I got to climb. When I got to the top, I could see for miles!! Just miles of green, luscious jungle surrounded us. It was amazing. We took a 17 mile river ride to get to the ruins, and walked a few miles with boisterous monkeys up in the trees as we walked. What a magical experience!!
Palenque Prized for Unlocking Maya Mysteries -- National Geographic
The Maya ruins of Palenque sit in the mist-shrouded jungles of eastern Mexico. The Temple of the Inscriptions, shown here, is the site's most impressive structure. Deep within the temple is an ornate, vaulted chamber containing the crypt of the ruler Pacal.