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World Heritage Guide

  • Photo: People sitting around Maya pyramid

    Chichén Itzá

    Get facts, photos, and travel tips, and see why Chichén Itzá was chosen by our readers as one of the World Heritage sites to be featured in our travel guide.

Maya Features

  • Photo: A man performs in the street during the Fiesta de Virgen de Guadalupe in San Cristobal, Chipas.

    Destination: Chiapas

    Chiapas, Mexico, is home to the World Heritage sites of Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque. One of our ten best winter destinations, it's also a place to soak up the sun—and culture.

  • Photo: Maya honeybee

    The Buzz in Mexico

    A little bee prized by the ancient Maya plays a starring role in a spiritual sojourn.

  • Photo: Palenque temple, Mexico


    Palenque is a modern wellspring from which researchers have drawn some of the most detailed information about Maya culture.

  • <p>Photo: Lights streaming from Maya ruins</p>

    Maya Rise and Fall

    Discover the saga of a fallen civilization: the rise, the monumental splendor, and the collapse.

  • Photo: Screenshot of Maya Pyramids of Chichen Itza video

    Video: Chichén Itzá

    Why did the Maya abandon their magnificent city of Chichén Itzá?

  • Photo: Mayan temple at dawn

    Best of the World 2012

    It's time to start planning your adventures for 2012. Here are Traveler magazine's 20 best places in the world to visit, including the ruins of once great Maya cities.

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