A Mayan city is in the process of being refurbished for mass tourism.
Mayan monument to be opened in Mexico
Mexican Mayan site in Ichkabal will open to the public in 2024, according to the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico.< /p>
The city of Ichkabal, which means “place of snakes”, is in the process of excavation and reconstruction. It is expected to be open to the public by the middle of 2024 and will present unique Mayan structures to the public.
The city is considered the home of the Qaanul dynasty and includes temples, altars, stone houses, public buildings, ball courts and others places of entertainment that can still be observed in its ruins. Particularly noteworthy is the 40-meter-tall pyramid, which far exceeds the size of the Kukulkan temple in Chichen Itza.
Work is currently underway to equip this place for mass tourism, including improving roads, installing toilets and ticket offices.< /p>
The discovery of the ruins coincides with the launch of the Mayan train to Lake Bacalar. The station will be just a 25-minute drive from the ruins.
Researchers believe that Ichkabal was an important urban center on the Mayan trade route that linked other centers. It was second only to Chichen Itza as a key trade center from 400 B.C. to 900 AD