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Country : Mexico

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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


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Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Tlacochuhuaya
 Rocky outcrop.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Tlacochuhuaya
 The fertile Oaxaca Valley near Tlacochuhuaya.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
 Mitla is a Zapotec site with Mixtec influence. It dates from the 1st century AD.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
Hall of the Columns
 The Hall of the Columns is a temple.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
Hall of the Columns
 The temple is covered with the 14th century Mixtec geometric patterns for which Mitla is famous.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
Hall of the Columns
 The temple has 14 different geometrical patterns dating from the 1st century.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
Hall of the Columns
 Over 100,000 individual pieces of stone were used in this single building.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
Hall of the Columns
 Complex geometric patterns.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
Hall of the Columns
 The interior of the temple.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
 Mitla flourished between 750 and the 14th century.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
 One of the many buildings on the site.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
 A Mixtec tomb.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
 Geometric detail from a Mixtec tomb.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
 The Royal Palace.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
 Zapotec, Mixtec and Spanish architecture.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
Church of San Paolo
 The 16th century Church of San Paolo.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
Church of San Paolo
 The church is built on top of a Zapotec temple.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
 Building with Mixtec geometric patterns.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
 Entrance with geometric patterns.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
 The 14 geometric patterns at Mitla are thought to represent deities.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
 Some of the buildings are painted.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 Yanhuitlan is the site of one the Oaxaca Valley's many Dominican monasteries.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 The monastery at Yanhuitlan dates from the 16th century.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 The monastery resembles a fortress.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 The exterior of the monastery is elegantly carved.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 Carved statue.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 Exquisite carving.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 The walls are thick against earthquakes.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 View from the monastery.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 The interior courtyard.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 The elegant cloister.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 A fresco of St Christopher.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 The village near the monastery.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 Rolling hills near Yanhuitlan.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 The beautiful and fertile Oaxaca Valley.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 Red soil.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 Landscape near Yanhuitlan.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 Dark ridges.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 Hilly landscape.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 Yagul is a hilltop Zapotec site.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 Yagul is deserted apart from cattle.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 The site was inhabited from 400 BC until the Spanish conquest.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 Yagul was at its height around 900.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 The site has many pyramidal structures.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 The triple tomb is one of many at Yagul.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 The ball court at Yagul is the largest in the Oaxaca Valley.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 View of the deserted ancient site.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 View of the Oaxaca Valley from Yagul.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 Uninhabited landscape.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 Fragments of ancient sites dot the Oaxaca Valley.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 Spectacular views across the valley.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 Cliffs.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 The spectacular Oaxaca Valley.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 Fields on the valley floor.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 Rolling hills.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 Valley road.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 Cliff with white human figures from 250 BC.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Dainzu
 Dainzu is a deserted Zapotec site dating from 300 BC.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Dainzu
 The site was abandoned around 1000.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Dainzu
 Pyramid dating from 300 BC.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Dainzu
 Partially ruined ball court.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Dainzu
 El Tule is a 42m high tree weighing 640 tonnes.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Dainzu
 The El Tule tree has a circumference of 58m and is over 2000 years old.
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Dainzu
 The Oaxaca Valley near Dainzu.
Mexico
Chiapas Highlands
 Chiapas is a state in central Mexico.
Mexico
Chiapas Highlands
 The Chiapas Highlands are Maya country.
Mexico
Chiapas Highlands
 The region is very fertile.
Mexico
Chiapas Highlands
 Much of the region is forest.
Mexico
Chiapas Highlands
 The descendents of the Maya still live in the highlands.
Mexico
Chiapas Highlands
 Forests and hills.
Mexico
Chiapas Highlands
Amatenango
 Amatenango is a Tzeltal village famous for its pottery.
Mexico
Chiapas Highlands
Amatenango
 The pottery of Amatenango is made without the use of a potter's wheel and fired by burning wood around it.
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 San Cristobal de las Casas is a town at 2110m.
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 The inhabitants are descendents of the Mayans.
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 The people are mainly Tzotzil and Tzeltal.
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 The Catholicism in the town is mixed with many pre-Hispanic rites.
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 Shop front.
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
Santo Domingo Church
 Santo Domingo Church dominates the town.
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
Santo Domingo Church
 The exterior carvings.
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
Santo Domingo Church
 The church dates from the 16rh century.
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 Marimba originated in Southern Mexico and Guatemala.
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 Craft market.
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 Elegant buildings in the colonial centre.
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 The majority inhabitants are descendants of the Maya (mainly Tzotzil and Tzeltal).
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 Tzotzil family from the village of Chamula at the market.
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 Tzotzil family wearing the blue of Chamula.
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 Tzotzil people from Zinacantan wear mainly red.
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 Tzotzil family from Zinacantan (wearing the colours of that village).
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 Tzotzil girl.
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 Hilltop church.
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
Independence Day
 Crowds watching the Independence Day parades.
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
Independence Day
 Two women.
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
Independence Day
 Children from a local primary school.
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
Independence Day
 Drummer boys.
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
Independence Day
 Drummer girls.
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
Independence Day
 Schoolgirl with a banner showing the president who led the country to Independence from Spain.
Mexico
Chiapas
Chamula
 Chamula is a religious centre for a large area.
Mexico
Chiapas
Chamula
 The village is in a rural setting.
Mexico
Chiapas
Chamula
 The village is set in rolling hills.
Mexico
Chiapas
Chamula
 The village is a centre of the Tzotzil people, descendants of the Maya.

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