Cahal Pech | A Maya Ruin

Another Maya ruin site checked off the list!  Today it was Cahal Pech, which is only a 10 minute walk uphill from downtown San Ignacio, Belize.  It's quite different from its nearest counterpart, Xunantunich, which is much more open space with El Castillo, the temple, dominating the site.

Canal Pech Maya Site | San Ignacio Belize | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Real Estate Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Canal Pech Maya Site

Canal Pech Maya Site | San Ignacio Belize | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Real Estate Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

The Approach

Canal Pech Maya Site | San Ignacio Belize | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Real Estate Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Mayan Temple at Cahal Pech

Canal Pech Maya Site | San Ignacio Belize | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Real Estate Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Large Palace

Cahal Pech is one of the more intimate Maya sites in the area, receiving fewer visitors than Xunantunich.  Next to me and Natasha, there was only four other people there at dusk.  I loved it!  You get more of a sense of how it was when the Mayan people lived here, going through the excavated tunnels and small unearthed labyrinths among the trees that defy gravity, hanging to the sides of the structures.

Canal Pech Maya Site | San Ignacio Belize | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Real Estate Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Up To The Gods

Canal Pech Maya Site | San Ignacio Belize | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Real Estate Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Hanging On

Canal Pech Maya Site | San Ignacio Belize | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Real Estate Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Remembrance

Canal Pech Maya Site | San Ignacio Belize | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Real Estate Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

The Roots

Canal Pech Maya Site | San Ignacio Belize | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Real Estate Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Untouched

Canal Pech Maya Site | San Ignacio Belize | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Real Estate Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Descendant

Canal Pech Maya Site | San Ignacio Belize | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Real Estate Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Tunnel Vision

For more on travel photography, go to my post Travel Photography Tips and Planning.

Cahal Pech Maya Site | Sunset | San Ignacio Belize | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Real Estate Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Sunset at Cahal Pech

Related Images:

This entry was posted in Abandoned Photography, Landscape Photography, Travel Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , .

    Subscribe to Blog via Email

    Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 961 other subscribers

3 Comments

  1. Suyash Chopra February 1, 2015 at 3:36 pm #

    Beautiful photos with such a nice narration about the Mayans. Only sites i have visited are in Mexico. They are really fascinating. Thanks for sharing this info.

    • jhumbracht February 2, 2015 at 12:14 am #

      Thanks so much! We actually drove through Mexico but didn’t get a chance to visit any there. We want to go to Coracol next, or Tikal in Guatemala.

      • Suyash Chopra February 2, 2015 at 3:31 am #

        Great to know about your next stops…All the best and Happy Traveling…:)

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*