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Tikal National Park
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Tikal National Park

Wonder Type: Mixed
Country: Guatemala
Best of: Ruins, Ancient, Town, Maya
In the heart of the jungle, surrounded by lush vegetation, lies one of the major sites of Mayan civilization, inhabited from the 6th century B.C. to the 10th century A.D. The ceremonial centre contains superb temples and palaces, and public squares accessed by means of ramps. Remains of dwellings are scattered throughout the surrounding countryside.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Tikal National Park", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.