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TULUM a Sacred Place.

Tulum ( (Tulu'um in Modern Maya) in Spanish orthography, Tulum) is the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city serving as a major port for Cobá. One of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites, Tulum is today a popular site for tourists.

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The ruins are located on 12-meter (39 ft) cliffs, along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. If you want to find the location please follow the link you'll find it using Google Maps.

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About Tulum

Description

The Maya site may have been formerly also known by the name Zama, meaning city of Dawn. Tulúm is also the Yucatec Mayan word for fence or wall (or trench), and the walls surrounding the site allowed the Tulum fort to serve as a defense against invasion. From the numerous depictions in murals and other works around the site, Tulum appears to have been an important site for the worship of the Diving or Descending god.

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Tourism


The archaeological site is relatively compact (compared with many other Maya sites in the vicinity), and is one of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites. Its proximity to the modern tourism developments along the Mexican Caribbean coastline (the "Riviera Maya" surrounding Cancún) has made it a popular destination for tourists. Daily tour buses bring a constant stream of visitors to the site. The Tulum ruins are the third most-visited archaeological site in Mexico, after Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza. It is popular for the picturesque view of the Caribbean and a location just 128 km (80 miles) south of the popular beach resort of Cancún.

A large number of cenotes are located in the Tulum area such as Maya Blue, Naharon, Temple of Doom, Tortuga, Vacaha, Grand Cenote, Abejas, Nohoch Kiin and Carwash cenotes and cave systems.
The tourist destination is now divided into four main areas: the archaeological site, the pueblo (or town), the zona hotelera (or hotel zone) and the biosphere reserve of Sian Ka'an.

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Tulum is a magical place chosen by mayas for its cenotes ( underwater caves where u can have a refreshing swim,snorkel or dive) and beautiful beaches.

Cenotes are magical,enigmatic and unique in the world, and were once the only resource for fresh sweet water in the jungle. They were sacred places for the mayans for that reason, but also because they represented the entrance to the under world.

The yucatan peninsula is a porous limestone shell with no visible rivers;all the fresh water rivers are underground.Being porous, caverns and caves formed where the fresh water collects-hence the cenotes or water sink holes. The water that gathers in these subterranean cenotes is crystal clear turquoise color with a pleasant temperature of 78. The stalactites and stalagmites that form inside the cenotes are a true natural work of art.