Best Reasons to visit Tikal, Northern Guatemala
- Tikal is the ruins of an Ancient Mayan city that inhabited from 6th century B.C to 10th century A.D. It locates within the rainforest of Northern Guatemala.
- It is a part of Tikal National Park that comprises an area of 224.4 square miles.
- Considering its archaeological and ecological value, UNESCO designated the Tikal as a world heritage site in 1979.
- This site includes remains of royal palaces, temples, shrines, residences, plazas, ball courts, and ceremonial sites.
- The ceremonial area of Tikal contains nearly 200 stone monuments.
- Six large pyramids labeled as pyramid I-VI are the most important surviving in Tikal.
- The 65 meters high temple of the two-headed serpents (Temple IV) is the tallest structure in Tikal.