Yucatan - February 2009
The Central Plaza

The Central Plaza is the main attraction at Calakmul.  It includes the main pyramids of Temple I and Temple II and the other larger temples at the site: Temple IV and Temple VII.  Many stelae were standing in front of these temples; unfortunately, almost all of them were eroded so badly that I could not make out the carving or inscriptions.  Temple I and Temple II are the highest points in Calakmul, so of course I loved walking up them.

Just a little side-note: you walk about a mile from the entrance to get to the Central Plaza.

Crop of the map of the Central Plaza of Calakmul from the INAH sign in the Central Plaza.

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Temple IIYUCATAN-CALAKMUL-CENTRALPLAZA-TempleII-February2009.htmlshapeimage_4_link_0
Temple IIIYUCATAN-CALAKMUL-CENTRALPLAZA-TempleIII-February2009.htmlshapeimage_5_link_0
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Temple VYUCATAN-CALAKMUL-CENTRALPLAZA-TempleV-February2009.htmlshapeimage_7_link_0
Temple VIYUCATAN-CALAKMUL-CENTRALPLAZA-TempleVI-February2009.htmlshapeimage_8_link_0
Temple VIIYUCATAN-CALAKMUL-CENTRALPLAZA-TempleVII-February2009.htmlshapeimage_9_link_0
Temple VIIIYUCATAN-CALAKMUL-CENTRALPLAZA-TempleVIII-February2009.htmlshapeimage_10_link_0
Looking down from Temple II into the Central Plaza at Calakmul