The Mayan Ruins of Muyil



The Mayan Ruins of Muyil

I was gonna state ‘the forgotten’, The Mayan Ruins of Muyil.  But, I’m not sure they are really forgotten.  I’ve paid 2 visits there and on both occasions there were visitors.

I did find out that some weren’t there for the ruins but rather to trek thru the jungle to Laguna Muyil.  Which by the way is ‘magnificent’!!  

Yeah, my second visit.  I have two of my grandkids staying and I wanted them to have this sort of experience.   I think it worked out fine.



While we didn’t make the trek thru the jungle (that’s Max’s thing) I may take them back just for the walk.  I cost a little more but I think it’s worth it.

There’s something special to me walking thru the former grounds of an ancient civilization that is so intriguing to me.

I seem to sense their presence in some odd way.  Imagining what their daily lives entailed.  The mom’s carrying for their children, the children playing games in the courtyard, the elders overseeing their tribe organizing and maintain structure and order.  Simple.

  There’s a lot of structures intact here unlike the ruins in Tulum that are just a lot of stone outlined ground, clumps of stones, and small monument/buildings that are propped up.



The Mayan Ruins of Muyil isn’t a very large site like the ones in Tulum and Coba.  Getting around the grounds is easy and fast.  AND, interesting.

Two things that are misleading on the grounds is the walking path and the trees.  The walking path (middle picture above) aren’t what these ancient Mayan’s put together, they are modern paths outlined with stone for the tourists approach to the various buildings on the site.


The Mayan Ruins of Muyil




The other thing is all the trees.  The Mayan’s didn’t have all the trees growing throughtout their little village……they cleared the land so that the whole village was in a clearing.  Everything could be seen from any part of the village.

There’s a uniqueness to this site in that it butts up to a Laguna just a bit to the west.  I think there’s a Laguna that was connected to others via a waterways that lead to the Caribbean.  It is one of the oldest Mayan settlements in the Yucatan Peninsula.



The foliage thru the grounds is eye-catching.  Growing in trees!!  Growing in stumps!  Sort of like going to and arts and craft show, very artsy, making me think that they were intentionally planted there.  Lovely just the same.  

Here’s an artifact in lay…..it does look a little prehistoric, like maybe a baby craddle, crib or even car seat that The Flintstone’s may have used for Peebles.  

There’s also a contemporaty alter of sort at the front entrance ……just to the left shaded by this orange blossom tree that, well I don’t know trees, but it’s lovely.  Here’s one. 

A lovely little place, today’s rain did not abate the adventure.



Peace, love, and beaches,

John


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