Rank: Top 300
Wonder Type: Cultural
A prime example of a Mayan sanctuary of the classical period, Palenque was at its height between AD 500 and 700, when its influence extended throughout the basin of the Usumacinta River. The elegance and craftsmanship of the buildings, as well as the lightness of the sculpted reliefs with their Mayan mythological themes, attest to the creative genius of this civilization.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Palenque", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.