UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mexicoby Andrew Bell Frontier Airlines
Mexico is the 13th largest country in North America bordered by popular destinations like Guatemala, Belize, the Caribbean Sea, etc. It is one of the most popular Spanish speaking countries that have its origin more than 8000 years ago. It became an independent nation in 1821 after the Mexican War of Independence against Spain. Mexico is one of the most visited destinations on this planet and in fact has been designated as the 7th in the world for UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Mexico is also one of the most biodiverse regions on this planet.
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1. Monte Alban: Monte Alban is a gigantic pre-Columbian archaeological site located along with the Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan Municipality, south of Mexico. It is straddled between the low mountainous ranges in the central section of Oaxaca. This site is notable for its monumental core and other hundreds of artificial terraces, dozens of mounded architectures, and surrounding flanks. It is one of the earliest cities in Mesoamerica that dates back from 500 BC. The site receives more than 4 million visitors and has been designated as a UNESCO site in 1987.
2. Palenque: Palenque or Lakamha is an ancient 7th-century Mayan city located in southern Mexico. It is one of the best-preserved sites and was listed in UNESCO in 1987. It is located near the Usumacinta River. Palenque is smaller in size than Tikal, Copal, and Chichen Itza but is home to the finest Mayan architecture, roof comb, bas relief carvings, and sculptures. This site receives more than 9,20, 470 visitors annually.
3. Rock Paintings of Sierra de San Francisco: Rock Paintings of Sierra de San Francisco was listed in UNESCO in 1993. It is a prehistoric rock-art pictograph located along with the mountain ranges of the Mulege Municipality in the Baja California region.
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