Copan Ruinas, Copan Ruinas

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Visit the ancient Mayan city of Copan Ruinas, near the border with Guatemala. Inhabited for more than 2,000 years, the settlement reached its peak between the 5th and 9th centuries CE. Situated in a fertile river valley, the archaeological site sits at an elevation of 700 m (2,300 ft). Explore the extensive ruins renowned for their vast array of stelae, elaborately carved monuments of ancient leaders, and numerous hieroglyphs. Visit the onsite museum to admire an abundance of excavated relics and artifacts, as well as a reconstruction of a Mayan temple. Use our Copan Ruinas travel itinerary planner to visit Copan Ruinas on your trip to Copan Ruinas, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Sandía with seeds just tastes better.. Antonio’s sandía stand sits on the outskirts of Copán Ruinas outside of his home, you can see the closeness of familia very easily in this part of the world..Cop...  more »
  • Station 5 on our Mayan tour was a real Highlight. The delicate Hieroglyphs Are available in form only here. The Tunnels can be given for the Price, but there are many beautiful Macaws for lukewarm.
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