Tulum - Mayan Ruins
Tulum means "Wall", and the city was named this by explorers in 1841 because it is a walled city. It is one of the very few the ancients ever built. Research suggests it was formerly called Zama or "to dawn" in its day, which is appropriate since it is located on the eastern side of the Yucatan Peninsula, facing the sunrise.
The Ruins Layout
This sign shows the layout of the ruins. There are a total of 52 buildings, no coincidence as to the number of weeks in a year; however, only 7 have been restored.
Ernie, our tour guide.
We hired a tour guide, his name was Ernie. This is the beginning of the tour. I can't remember which building is behind him.
Temple of the Wind God
Templo del Dios del Viento (Temple of the Wind God) is constructed on a circular platform (very rare). The building is square with only one opening.
Temple of the Wind God
Another view of the Temple of the Wind God from behind the Castle.