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Tikal is located in the Department of Peten in Guatemala.  It is about an eight (8) hour drive from Guatemala City.  There are however, commercial flights that will take you in the morning and bring you back late in the afternoon (if you so choose).  There are various types of accommodations for those who wish to visit Tikal.  Inside the park you will find the Jungle Lodge, the Jaguar Inn and the Tikal Inn.  There are various hotels outside the park and in nearby Flores.  My recommendation, stay at the Westin Camino Real Tikal.  Its only 33 kilometers from this major archeological site.

The size of Tikal is enormous by all comparisons.  About sixteen square kilometers have been mapped, revealing over 3,000 separate constructions, pyramids, palaces, ceremonial platforms, ball courts and temples.  You find mound after mound of yet uncovered buildings in this vast site.  The pictures below attempt to give you an idea of the magnificence of this place.

 

Pyramid in Complex Q

Pyramid in Complex P

Pyramid in Complex P

Pyramid in Complex P

Pyramid in Complex P

Pyramid in Complex P

Pyramid in Complex P

Pyramid in Complex P

Altar V

Pyrmaid in Complex P

Walls of Bat Palace

Temple IV

Temple IV

Temple III

Lost World Pyramid, Structure 54

Temples III, II, and, I. View from Temple IV

Temples I and II seen from Temple IV

The North Acropolis as seen from Temple II

Temple I

Bernie with Temple I in the Background

The Central Acropolis

Temple II as seen from the North Acropolis

Recent discovery at the North Acropolis

View of Temple I from the Central Acropolis

Part of the Central Acropolis

Part of the Central Acropolis

Temple I

Part of the East Acropolis

The South Acropolis

The Central Acropolis

Structure in Plaza of the Lost World

Temple I as seen from the side

Pyrmaid in the Lost World Complex

Lost World Complex, Structure 5C-49

Structure in the Lost World Complex

Pyramid in the Lost World Complex

Palace at the Plaza of the Seven Temples

Wall in Group G

Temple II accros the Plaza from Temple I

Back part of Temple I

 

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