Chinkultic archeological mayan site | Chiapas Mx
Chinkultic is an ancient city of Mayan culture surrounded by temperate forest in the Comitan valley, a hydraulic system of cenotes and lagoons extending into the area. Many of the structures are still covered by nature, the most distinguished building is the Acropolis, of the set A nicknamed “El Mirador”.
How to get
How to get to Chinkultic:
Route from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas
Take a truck in the ADO terminal that takes you to Comitán de Domínguez, with a cost of $ 72.00 aprox.
Then take a mini combi or go to a street market Comitan, which will take you to the ejido where Chincultik.
Take a mini van in the center of Tuxtla Gtz. that takes to San Cristóbal (Cost approx $ 40.00)
Time: approx. 40min, this mini van ends the trip in the center of San Cristóbal.
Then take a mini van in San Cristóbal to Comitán de Domínguez on the central avenue with a cost of approx. $ 40.00 with travel time approx. 1hr, it finishes its route in the main avenue of Comitán de Domínguez.
In the center of Comitan, one street away from the market, you will find a bus stop or minivan van that takes you to the Trinitaria, take those with a sign that says Montebello lakes.
Recommendation: we recommend telling the driver that you are going to the archaeological zone of Chincultik and they may be able to leave you at the main entrance.
Indications in car:
Starting from Tuxtla Gtz. Chiapas, driving on the south highway or the central avenue, follow the signs to San Cristóbal de las Casas, then towards Comitán de Domínguez and finally to La Tinitaria, where the Chinkultic Ejido is located.
The travel time at a precautionary speed from Tuxtla must range between 5 and 5: 40h
Destination / Attraction:
Chinkultic archaeological site
It is an ancient city of Mayan culture surrounded by temperate forest in the Comitan valley, a hydraulic system of cenotes and lagoons extends into the area. Many of the structures are still covered by nature, the most distinguished building is the Acropolis, of the set A nicknamed “El Mirador”.
It has four architectural groups, group: A, B, C, D. distributed in 60 hectares
Meaning of the name: It comes from the Tojolabal dialect and is interpreted as “Cavern with descents”, from the words chen = cave or cavern and Koeltic = decenso.
The splendor of the city takes place between 600 and 900 AD. although its complete chronology goes from 50 a.C. until 1200 AD . This site and others nearby belong to the western limit of the Maya area and stand out for being active even after the Classic period, when many cities of the lower tierrs had declined.
Tips: In this same area is the Lagunas de Montebello National Park, a destination that we recommend visiting.
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