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Tulum Mayan Ruins
"Tulum is perhaps the best preserved coastal Mayan Ruins site and is the second most visited of all the Mayan ruins sites in Mexico. It is unique and special in several ways. The ancient city of Tulum is about 800 years old, being abandoned by the end of the 1500s. Surrounded by walls, Tulum served as a fortress against enemies approaching by sea, and was also a major trading port for the inland city of Coba. Tulum is perched on a lookout atop a 40' sheer cliff, creating a drastic and awesome view of the Caribbean Sea from it's grounds. It's the kind of view that you'll remember forever".

A 45 minute boat ride (known for rough waters to where the ruins were located) from Couzmel, Mexico) - Fortunately it was relatively smooth on my voyage to the ruins. (: > )))
An amazing sight.. Great history.

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Jan 22 2013 23:44 GMT Petermosull
Great image, accompanied by very interesting information. It is so wonderful that we can sit in front of our computer screens and see and learn so much through the eye's, lenses and minds of so many people from all over the world here on this site.
Jan 23 2013 02:18 GMT T1MELESS PRO
A great shot of these old ruins and the details that come with it paint a picture that you can understand !!!
Jan 23 2013 03:02 GMT hallo
From the first look, I thought you have visited our region which full with similar old ruins. you have taken an impressive picture of a place you'll remember life long...thanks for sharing the information..
Jan 23 2013 05:33 GMT Annamaria
Great place for making pictures!! Thank you for the information!!
Jan 23 2013 07:30 GMT senna3
Magnificent photo!
Mexico is still on our list of places to visit.
Jan 23 2013 09:13 GMT MargNZ
Wonderful culture and history Barb .... nice photo of the ruins :)
Jan 23 2013 09:26 GMT clintonfolks
Jan 23 2013 12:01 GMT hans55 PRO
interresting ruins ...very good info !!
Jan 23 2013 13:09 GMT julie13
I agree with Peter, as a home educator photos on this site have been a great asset to Jason, we often use Google Earth to find the places we see on here. This is a brilliant capture and very informative too :)
Jan 23 2013 15:41 GMT peterpinhole
Well said Peter.
This is also a place I would like to visit.
Great shot of this historical site. Thanks for sharing.
Jan 23 2013 17:51 GMT Myshots
Wonderful shot, with your terrific notes, so interesting and must have been amazing to see...Fantastic!!
Jan 23 2013 21:19 GMT Papagena
Breathtaking ruins !! I think the same as Peter !! Thanks to FT Friends I am travelling all over the world without taking plane, boat or other transporter !! Sometimes it reminds me places I could see myself......
Jan 24 2013 16:10 GMT Hanny50
Fantastic place, I've been there with my friend Lie some 10 years ago but it's still on my retina.
Jan 25 2013 16:32 GMT sheasoru68
Fantastic piece of historical info Barb,..and your lovely photo technique does it all justice too.
Feb 17 2013 20:55 GMT mbz