Posted 3 October, 2014 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Tikal National Park, one 10 most important ruins of the world

Parque Nacional Tikal
Parque Nacional Tikal

(AGN).- The Tikal National Park, located in Petén, Guatemalan department that borders Mexico and Belize, was included in the list of 10 most important ancient ruins in the world by Conde Nast Magazine.

The Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (Inguat) explained in a statement that according to Conde Nast, selected sites in the list reveal much about the lost and ancient cultures of humanity.

The list includes sites such as Xi'an (China), where Terracotta Soldiers are, Roman Baths (England), Easter Island (Chile), Petra (Jordan) The Machu Picchu (Perà º).

Tikal said that it might be the most impressive example of the life of the pre-Columbian society and emphasizes that the view from the top of the temples is amazing.

In June, CNN Travel and the French publication DesignMag.fr Tikal also recognized as one of the best national parks in the world.

Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the Mayan civilization and has become a world leader in pre-Columbian Mayan heritage, that accounts for the majesty of one of the greatest civilizations of mankind.

The Tikal National Park visitors will find more than 3.000 archaeological structures representing the ancient capital that dominated a vast territory during the Preclassic and Classic periods.

The power of Tikal was immense and is still visible in the large number of peripheral archaeological sites, anota el Inguat.

The park has the distinction of having been declared the first Joint World Heritage Site in 1979 by UNESCO, ie highlighting its cultural and natural qualities.

Tikal was inhabited since the sixth century A.C. until the tenth century D.C.. Its ceremonial center contains superb temples and palaces, and public squares which were accessed by ramps. (Note taken of AGN)

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