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The ancient holy city of Palenque , located in the northern state of Chiapas, is one of the most important tourist destinations of the state

The ancient holy city of Palenque , located in the northern state of Chiapas, is one of the most important tourist destinations of the state

The ancient holy city of Palenque , located in the northern state of Chiapas, is one of the most important tourist destinations of the state

The ancient holy city of Palenque , located in the northern state of Chiapas, is one of the most important tourist destinations of the state

Palenque Deservedly one of the top destinations of Chiapas, the soaring jungle-swathed temples of Palenque are a national treasure and one of the best examples of Maya architecture in Mexico.

Palenque Deservedly one of the top destinations of Chiapas, the soaring jungle-swathed temples of Palenque are a national treasure and one of the best examples of Maya architecture in Mexico.

The Maya civilization site of Palenque lies in the foothills of the Chiapas mountains of southern Mexico

The Maya civilization site of Palenque lies in the foothills of the Chiapas mountains of southern Mexico

Ancient Palenque stands at the precise point where the first hills rise out of the Gulf coast plain, and the dense jungle covering these hills forms an evocative backdrop to Palenque’s exquisite Maya architecture.  Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/mexico/tabasco-and-chiapas/palenque/sights/historic-sites/palenque-ruins#ixzz2qn7X5Qtn

Attractions in Palenque, Mexico

Ancient Palenque stands at the precise point where the first hills rise out of the Gulf coast plain, and the dense jungle covering these hills forms an evocative backdrop to Palenque’s exquisite Maya architecture. Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/mexico/tabasco-and-chiapas/palenque/sights/historic-sites/palenque-ruins#ixzz2qn7X5Qtn

The Palenque Temple of Inscriptions was begun perhaps as early as 675 as the funerary monument of Hanab-Pakal. The temple superstructure houses the second longest glyphic text known from the Maya world (the longest is the Hieroglyphic Stairway at Copan). The Temple of the Inscriptions records approximately 180 years of the city's history from the 4th through 12th K'atun.

The Palenque Temple of Inscriptions was begun perhaps as early as 675 as the funerary monument of Hanab-Pakal. The temple superstructure houses the second longest glyphic text known from the Maya world (the longest is the Hieroglyphic Stairway at Copan). The Temple of the Inscriptions records approximately 180 years of the city's history from the 4th through 12th K'atun.

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