You just can't come to this part of the world and not see the ruins at Palenque. They are world famous and rightly so, they are spectacular. President and I have been to Palenque at least 15 times in the 6 months that we have been here and never been to the ruins. So the kids provided a great reason to go to THE Palenque. The Mormon Church building in Palenque just doesn't count. Palenque is a famous archaeological site of ruins from a Maya City that flourished from about 266 BC to 799 AD. It is only about 2% uncovered. The jungle literally just swallowed it. But there is a lot to see and many, many people come from all over the world to see it. We enjoyed climbing up and down the temples and seeing the hieroglyphic inscriptions.
|The temple of the Queen|
Seth, Emily, Sam and President Haws
|The view of Palenque behind us|
|The view from the top of the temple|
|The steps were very steep and|
uneven to the top
|Emily, Seth and Sam enjoying the sites and sun|
|The hieroglyphs in the court area|
|The living quarters|
|Enjoying a refreshing coco water|
straight from the coconut!
Cascades Agua Azul~
Another amazing place about an hour and half south of Palenque are some waterfalls and a river called Agua Azul. The color of the water was so blue and the beauty of the river and the many waterfalls were gorgeous!
|Cascades Agua Azul|
|We are at the main waterfalls here|
|We hiked about 3 miles up to the top, where the|
river comes out of the mountain