Ten Things About The Tulum Ruins in Mexico

1. The Tulum ruins are located along the Caribbean Sea.

2.  Tulum was occupied by a little over a thousand people from 1200-to the mid 1500’s. 

3. Tulum was protected on the seaside by tall cliffs and on the land side by a 5 meter high wall.  

4. Tulum was a trading seaport- a hub for the obsidian trade. Salt and textiles were imported and feathers and copper exported. 

5. Three main temples dominate the site- The Temple of the Frescoes, Temple of the Descending God and God of the Winds Temple.

6. Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Mayans.

7. The architecture of the buildings in Tulum resembles what can be found in other Mayan cities like Chichen Itza.

8.Tulum was conquered by the Spanish and the citizens died from diseases the Europeans introduced. 

9. Two British explorers John Stephens and Frederick Catherwood first wrote about Tulum in 1843 in their book Incidents of Travel in Yucatan. 

10. Tulum is one of the most visited tourist spots in Mexico. 

Other posts about Mexico……..

Mayan Human Sacrifice-Just a Myth?

Swimming in a Cenote

You Wouldn’t Believe What You Can See on a Golf Course in Mexico

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