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January 15, 2013

Mexico’s Tourism Increased Because of the Mayan Legacy

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There is an 8% growth in reservations in the first semester of 2012.

According to the Ministry of Tourism, as published in the journal “Excelsior”, the number of hotel reservations in the five states the government of Mexico is being promoted as part of the “Mundo Maya” which grew up to 8% the first six months of 2012.

“The rise on reservations can be related to the marketing campaign we’ve been doing since the year before, which has caught the interest of the people to see what goes on in our country,” stated Gloria Guevara, the Secretary of Tourism of Mexico.

She said the government of Mexico promotes the legacy and current vitality of the Mayan culture, and of areas that haven’t been promoted internationally in an interview after a working trip to New York.

“The Mundo Maya is what we are currently promoting which was in fact not promoted even before. Chiapas, Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco and Quintana Roo cultural zone are what we are pushing to promote. We publicize with traditional sun and also beach destinations, at the same time urge nature tourism in the area,” she pointed out.

In Manhattan NY business center – she joked with the idea that the world will end later this current year, in accordance with some Interpretations of the calendar of the Mayans.

The so called doomsday prophecy or view in addition has helped bring in travelers to the area.

She also said that however, there aren’t any consolidated figures, “reservations for the 2nd semester appear greater than those we had in the first 6 months.

The top ten destinations in the five states that comprised the “Mundo Maya” and marketed by the Tourism Ministry include: Chiapas, surrounding Guatemala and also the Pacific Ocean, is packed with a world of panoramic, cultural and tourist resources combine here by natural means. San Cristobal, Chiapa de Corzo or Comitan and its colonial cities rival with the splendid Izapa, Palenque, Bonampak, Yaxchilan or Tonina Mayan sites.

1.Tonina

This is an archeological zone is brimming with traces of the Mayan and its culture. Its name signifies “huge stone houses” or “the stone houses” in Tzeltal language. It gained its glory during the Late Classic (600-900 AD), when most inscriptions along with ancient monuments were made in the Ocosingo Valley, a transition zone between the Chiapas jungle and also the forest. In the Classic period and towards it, the Acropolis of Tonina became among the larger structures of Antique Mexico.

2.Palenque

This is an ancient city and its true name is Lakamha’ which means “place of many waters”. At some point the archeological city took its name from the neighboring community established in the late 16th century, Santo Domingo de Palenque. Palenque implies “Stockade” or “Palisade” which means a circle of wood defending a location. In Campeche the landscape goes from the lavish jungle with interior waterways such as lakes and rivers, to small coastal fishing villages permitting the preservation of several Mayan archeological remains as well as colonial cities. Many Mayan archeological sites like Becan, Calakmul, Edzna and Hochob, and various other assets like an underwater world are the places rich in natural resources, and where you can go to sunken wrecks nearby the coast.

3.Edzna

The traveler walks round the archeological site of Edzna, which is located South of Campeche, and thinks that some cities are like immobile objects at a certain time. Dominated by this the idea, maybe it will be a great choice to think about rides such as this – walks permitting us to live time.

4.Calakmul

This top destination’s name means “Two mounds together.” It is among the most significant cities in the time of the Mayan, both by extension and by population using more than 50 thousand residents. The chronology of the city dates from the Pre-Classic period (300 BC-250 BC), while their peak happens in the Classic period when the kingdom of Kaan combined with other states in a confederation called “Cuchcabal.” The climate in the Gulf Mexico is predominantly hot and humid and low-lying, making it a green landscape with unspoiled water resources such as pristine rivers, lakes, marshes and lovely beaches.

5.Comalcalco

Its existing name derives from the Nahuatls’ surprise. This is because upon arriving in the area the voyagers found it already abandoned with structures created of an unidentified material, brick; so they preferred to give it an illustrative name according to the nearest thing they knew, the comal. So they have named it “Comalli-Calli-Co” which suggests “House of the griddles”.

6.Pomona

It goes up above many piles, working as the separation point to two geographical areas, both ruled by Usumacinta River. This region, known as the Usumacinta province, which is in the territory of Tabasco, leads the river through sedentary plains to the Gulf of Mexico, the Moral Reform Mayan cities, San Claudio and Santa Elena. In Chiapas, in a tough landscape, through mountains and valleys, various other cities rise, included in this Bonanpak, Yaxchilan or Piedras Negras, and Palenque. Several archeological Mayan sites can be visited in Quintana Roo such as Coba, Dzibanche, Chacchoben, King, Ichkabal, Kohunlich, Muyil, Oxtankah, Tulum, Xel-Ha , San Gervasio, Xcaret and El Meco. These are in fact the most well known form part of the Top 10.

7.Coba

Water humidity or water with moss is the meaning of the name of this destination. The archeological site has an area of more than 70 square kilometers and a network of 45 roads (or sacbes) connecting the site sets and other smaller communities and located sixty miles east of Chichen Itza and forty miles northwest of Tulum.

8.Tulum

The best known among the Maya Riviera is the archeological site of Tulum which is found in the national park of the same name, declared as such in the year 1981 on the 23rd of April. The mangrove eco system is comprised of mostly of red mangrove. Tulum, which is found in the Yucatan was formed when the land come about from the sea hundreds of years ago. The place is also referred to as the Land of the Mayan which is a vital Mayan archeological site.

9.Uxmal

The name Uxmal signifies “three harvests” or “thrice built” which also refers to the complexity of this city in the Puuc hills is where the Maya cities settled and a group of hills that break the monotony of the Yucatan plains.

10.Chichen Itza

The most important city of the Mayan culture during the Terminal Classic and Early Post Classic periods, between 900 and 1300 AD was Chichen Itza.

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