Tikal Maya Site | Guatemala

Tikal, translated from Maya as"City of Spiritual Voices," is one of the most magnificent of all Mayan sites.  The 222-square mile Tikal National Park is located in northern Guatemala, in the heart of El Peten.  This is a must see for anyone in Central America, particularly Belize & Guatemala, who has an interest in the Maya and their cities/way of life.

Tikal Maya Site | Guatemala | Image By Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Templo De Las Mascaras (Temple II)

Temple II rises 125 feet directly opposite Temple I, and was initially intended to be of identical height with Temple I.

Tikal Maya Site | Ruins | Guatemala | Photo taken by Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Tikal Maya Site | Guatemala

Temple I is one of three temples towering around the Great Plaza, the heart of what was once the great city of Tikal.

Tikal Maya Site | Guatemala | Image By Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Canopy (Temples III & IV in background)

Temple III, or the Great Priest Temple, is the second tallest of Tikal, at 196 feet.  The tallest, Temple IV, rises above the rainforest canopy at 212 feet and was under a restoration at the time of our visit.

Tikal Maya Site | Ruins | Guatemala | Photo taken by Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Tikal Maya Site | Guatemala

Tikal Maya Site | Guatemala | Image By Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Through the Ruins (looking to Temple V)

Tikal Maya Site | Ruins | Guatemala | Photo taken by Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Tikal Maya Site | Guatemala

Tikal Maya Site | Ruins | Guatemala | Photo taken by Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Tikal Maya Site | Guatemala

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Tikal Maya Site | Guatemala | Image By Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Temple in the Mist

 

 

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