Xpuhil is a good excuse to kill an hour on your way through these Mayan cities south of Campeche. The so-called 1 Building of the city of Xpuhil is one of the unique structures of the Mayan world. As I say, a good excuse to look out.
Xpuhil It is located a few meters from the town of the same name. This area is very rich in Mayan settlements, the others near the town of Xpuhil are Becán, Chicanná and Hormiguero.
The archaeological zone of Xpuhil is a small and pleasant enclosure where if you go attentive you can see birds and rodents that inhabit this place attached to the federal highway 186 Despite this closeness, Xpuhil is a place of peace, with a pleasant walk between a row of young trees that give you shade to the main structures of the city.
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Building 1 de Xpujil
To the west of the city there is the 1 building, a structure with three towers, something unusual in the architectural style of the building. Rio Bec, the principal in the area. This is the most emblematic building on the premises, a little treasure that few stop to visit.
It is a beautiful image to stand in front of this structure, it must have been an incredible building. We leave you the drawing of Tatiana Proskouriakoff so you can enjoy the Mayan past. I always miss more information of this kind in archeological zones.
What does Xpuhil mean?
Xpuhil owes its name to the ancient existence of a plant that grows in the enclosure so called in Yucatec Maya: Xpuhil (cat's tail -xpuh-, -il- suffix indicating instead of). By the way, it is written Xpuhil, but in the Mayan language the "h" is pronounced as "j", so Xpu is vocalizedjil. Go mess with the name of the place of cat's tail.
The settlement of Xpuhil It has a chronology of the 400 aC to the 1200 dC Its maximum claim is its stellar building, but like all the places there can be magic in your truck.
When I visited Xpuhil with my brother we saw a slippery mole, we were excited to be able to see him for a while, I will always remember that moment. We all know that the backpack on the road is filled with a thousand remnants of experiences: being with my brother and seeing that mole was one of those moments that I will remember from here.
Each corner may surprise you, look out for life. Small enclosures also create travel experiences. Really, Xpujil is a pleasant walk where you can stretch your legs, heart and brain a little 😉
Xpuhil, archaeological siteLOCATION: Xpuhil is located a few meters from the town of Xpuhil, on the 186 Federal Highway, at the west exit Escárcega direction.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: Open from 8 to 17 daily hours. They do not sell drinks or food inside. There are services at the entrance.
PRICE ENTRY: 55 mxn. The Sundays the entrance of INAH is free for Mexicans and permanent residents. Access to archaeological zones is free every day to children under 13 years, students, teachers and senior citizens with valid credentials.
NEARBY ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotels near Calakmul
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? A Xpuhil Public transport arrives from Escárcega (2 hours), Chetumal (1'40 "h) and Campeche (4'30" h). Official Web of the main bus company that operates in the area. With buses or taxi from Xpuhil you can stop anywhere you want on the road.
WHAT TO BRING? Light and light clothing, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen, closed shoes better and some water always goes well.
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