Yaxchilan


Known for its numerous exceptionally fine engraved monuments, this site lies half hidden in the thick Jungle overgrown next to the Usumacinta River. The development of the city took place between 350 and 810 A.D. In construction works the architects, following the natual lay of the land on the banks of the river, arranged the buildings in an east-west direction atop rises along the south side of a broad plaza.