The history behind the great Tikal Ruins in Guatemala has its humble beginnings back in 800 B.C. when settlers came to the area and began building on top of a small mound.
Today, the Mayan temples and ceremonial centers are still highly impressive even compared to modern-day structures and very popular on Tikal Guatemala tours. The historic plazas and temples of Tikal are well preserved natural and cultural treasures and were cause for declaring Guatemala’s Tikal Ruins a UNESCO Heritage site in 1979 and then in 1986, a World Monument.
In this blog post, learn about Tikal Ruins National Park and all of its can’t miss attractions, wildlife, and other interesting facts.