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Temple III  
   

Temple III

Temple III, which has not yet been excavated, stands 55 metres tall with only its top part visible.
Tikal and Flores

May 29th 2009
The border crossing from Mexico to Guatemala was quite unique and went surprisingly smooth. In Mexico, I visited the small immigration office in Frontera Corozal where I was asked to pay M$100 for a re-entry visa to Mexico. Then I walked down to the Usumacinta river which forms the border between Mexico and Guatemala. I joined some fellow backpackers for the 20 minute boat ride to the Guate ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala » Petén Region » Flores

Guatemalan Flag The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experience... ... read more
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