Sunday, September 18, 2016

Xcaret Photos 3

Xcaret part 1 here.
Xcaret part 2 here.

In one part of Xcaret there is a replica of a Mayan Village. This is where you can get a glimpse of the traditional way of life of the Maya. The traditional Mayan house are oval-shaped and are constructed of wood and hemp with thatched roofs. You will see people going about their everyday activities as well as artisans at work.

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One of the highlights of the Mayan village is the cemetery. This is a replica of a Mexican cemetery where the tombstones are imaginative, whimsical and colorful and evokes the playful attitude Mexicans have towards death. This is one of my favorite spots in Xcaret. If it weren't too hot, I would have stayed much longer.

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OUR WORLD TUESDAY

15 comments:

  1. OMG. The cemetery. I'd want to spend all my time there!!!

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  2. That is fantastic. We met the ordinary parishioners who would participated in the parades and I was touched by their devotion. Wonderful celebration!

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  3. Great place and great photos =) Congrats ;)

    http://emierre-photography.blogspot.pt/

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  4. What a charming place to visit.

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  5. The cemetery is so different from what we're used to seeing as a cemetery! It's very charming. :p

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  6. The coconut workshops are interesting. I remember when I was forced to learn weaving the coconuts leaves to make bags and other things in high school. I guess I completely forget it now. - witsandnuts

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  7. Hello, awesome photos. Looks like a great place to explore. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  8. Fascinating photography of a very charming place ~

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  9. Wow - I'd love to spend the day in that cemetery - that was really neat!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-man-in-moon.html

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  10. What great places to see. And yes, Seven Falls is in Colorado, in fact in my city.

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  11. Those old houses look like what some indigenous people here use. But of course the details inside vary. Have you been to Machu Picchu? You should go there, so i can see it through your eyes and camera.

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  12. It's a wonderful way to learn history! I love the cemetery ...

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  13. I completely love Xcaret. Did you stay to see the night show? I will go back without thinking about it.

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  14. the photo above the cemetery ones is that a type of storehouse for food etc? Looks similar to one that the maoris originally used here in NZ

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