Travel Tuesday: El Mirador

Ah here’s today’s place, El Mirador


It doesn’t look like much, but I like it like that!  Reminds me so much of the “lost” temples in Cambodia.

El Mirador is frequently referred to as the “lost city of the Maya” because this former Mayan capital is now overrun by jungle. At one time it was the largest city (estimates are from 100,000 to 250,000 people) in Mayan civilization. Because of the difficulty in getting there, it’s been little explored, though one of the largest pyramids in the world was found here. Getting to El Mirador is described as an adventure since it involves an overland journey of two to three days through dense jungles to reach the city that was founded about 2000 BC.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

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