Mexico is no doubt one of the best holiday destinations. This country has a number of Mayan sites which attract thousands of travelers. Tulum is a historical city that is famous for its ruins of a Pre-Columbian Mayan civilization that served as a key port for Cobá, the pre-Columbian Mayan city.
Tulum means “Wall” in Mayan dialect and probably got its name because the city is protected by a wall. Due to its location, the city faces the rising sun and has a splendid view of the Caribbean Sea. Tulum is an ancient city, which was earlier known as Zama or “to dawn”. The city was renamed after it was visited by the explorers Catherwood and Stephens in 1841. When they came here, the city had already been abandoned and turned into ruins.
Today Tulum is visited by a large number of tourist groups. It has become an important port for Coba. The ruins are located on 12-meter (39 ft) tall cliffs, running parallel to the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The city was constructed and inhabited between the 13th and 15th centuries and sustained itself for nearly 70 years after Mexico was invaded by the Spanish.
Tour buses operate regularly to take visitors to the site. After Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza, Tulum is the third most visited archaeological site in Mexico. Tourist attractions include a number of cave systems and cenotes including Temple of Doom, Naharon, Maya Blue, Nohoch Kiin, Tortuga, Abejas, Grand Cenote, Vacaha, etc.
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