Monday, January 16, 2012

Zunantunich, Belize

I have been thinking about these photos for awhile because a friend is going to Belize next month.  We were only there for a day on a cruise about 10 years ago, but we enjoyed what we saw!  We went to the ruins of Zunantunich  which are close to the Guatemalan border.

You take this hand cranked ferry boat across the Mopan river & then hop on transportation up to the ruins.  They are still excavating many of the ruins.

It was an overcast day; the scenery & greenery was lush.

And the climb was pretty intimidating!

There are 2 friezes that have been restored and you can see them fairly close up if you climb El Castillo--it's a "short" 130 foot climb!

from the top you have a great view of the surrounding area & into Guatemala.

After visiting the ruins we went to a restaurant in San Ignatio & had a typical Belizean meal that was delicious. 

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