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Copan Ruinas, Copan Ruinas

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Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Tourist Spot
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Visit the ancient Mayan city of Copan Ruinas, near the border with Guatemala. Inhabited for more than 2,000 years, the settlement reached its peak between the 5th and 9th centuries CE. Situated in a fertile river valley, the archaeological site sits at an elevation of 700 m (2,300 ft). Explore the extensive ruins renowned for their vast array of stelae, elaborately carved monuments of ancient leaders, and numerous hieroglyphs. Visit the onsite museum to admire an abundance of excavated relics and artifacts, as well as a reconstruction of a Mayan temple. Use our Copan Ruinas travel itinerary planner to visit Copan Ruinas on your trip to Copan Ruinas, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The Copan ruins are the number 1 reason to come to Copan and they did not disapoint. From the well kept grounds to the ruins themselves they were truly great. If you come to Copan and don't see them.....  more
    The Copan ruins are the number 1 reason to come to Copan and they did not disapoint. From the well kept grounds to the ruins themselves they were truly great. If you come to Copan and don't see them.....  more »
  • On group tour and had excellent guide to help us understand the ruins. This is site I have been wanting to visit for a long time, was not disappointed. 
    On group tour and had excellent guide to help us understand the ruins. This is site I have been wanting to visit for a long time, was not disappointed.  more »

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