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- Dos Pilas, Aguateca ,
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Yaxha in Guatemala’s Peten region is an ancient Maya site containing several incredible pyramids as well as other structures such as ball courts and also carved stelae.
From its vast size – it’s not much smaller than Tikal – and its many monuments, it appears that Yaxha was an important settlement for the Maya people, although little is known about its origins.
Main image by Walter Rodriguez (cc).
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Address: Yaxha, Peten Region, Guatemala
Phone: Contact local tourist office
Yaxha is located in the Peten department in northern Guatemala near the border with Belize. Most people reach it by organised tour, although one can get a taxi from Flores or Sayaxche.
Yaxha is open daily from 8am-5pm.
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