Source: These images were taken by WTL© in Tikal, Guatemala (2008).
Comments: The Mayan archeological site at Tikal is the most impressive of the major Mayan sites that have been rather well excavated and partially restored. Recent discoveries suggest that Tikal is not, as was long supposed, the largest of all Mayan sities--that honor now belongs to El Mirador in NW Guatemala--but it remains the best studied. Tikal's ruins are located in the national park (Parque Nacional Tikal), which is surrounded by the Reserva de la Biósfera Maya in the Petén departamento (state) in northern Guatemala. The first several images in this digital tour of Tikal are useful for orienting us in space, geography, urban planning, and pre-dawn time. Next the tour will take a look at some major features of past and present Tikal.