Kohunlich

Local nameZona Arqueológica de Kohunlich
LocationQuintana Roo, Mexico

Kohunlich is a large archaeological site of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization, located on the Yucatán Peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo about 25 km east of the Rio Bec region, and about 65 km west of Chetumal on Highway 186, and 9 km south of the road. The Spanish name does not actually derive from Mayan but from the English Cohune Ridge where cohune palm grew.

The site covers about 21 acres, surrounded by dense sub-tropical rainforest, and it contains almost 200 mounds, that remain largely unexcavated. The city was elaborately planned and engineered, with raised platforms and pyramids, citadels, courtyards and plazas surrounded with palace platforms, all laid out to channel drainage into a system of cisterns and an enormous reservoir to collect rainwater.

Tags Archaeological Site
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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kohunlich

Address Mexico

Coordinates 18°25'6.002" N -88°47'24.192" E

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