Uxmal is one of the Yucatan's finest examples of the Puuc architectural style, a site featuring buildings of classical proportions with wide stone mosaic friezes of geometric patterns.
Uxmal, or thrice-built, seems consecrated almost entirely to the rain god Chac, which is understandable considering the complex - like most Puuc sites - has no access to a natural source of water. Rather, an underground system of cisterns provide the site's water.
Uxmal's Piramide del Adivino is one of Mexico's most remarkable-looking pyramids and wandering about Uxmal is a history lesson in the finest monuments of Terminal Classic period.
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This 10-day tailor-made tour is the perfect introduction to the Yucatán's colonial and Mayan heritage, combining stays in beautifully converted haciendas with a two-night stay at one of the most luxurious resorts on the Mayan Riviera.
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