Edzná archeological mayan site | Campeche Mx
Edzná archaeological zone. The city had an average extension of 25 square kilometers, highlighting the pluvial channels that developed; the architecture has a Puuc, Chenes and Petén style.
Edzna means “house of the Itzaes”, taking the Mayan words Itza = Mayan tribe (lineage) that occupied this area and Ná = house, forming the word “Itzná”.
How to get
How to get to “Edzná” by public transport:
There is public transport that can leave you on the road and walk to the archaeological site (300m approx), however the routes are scarce.
The site is located near (2km) from the ejido Uzahzil Edzna, but far from any town considered municipal seat, therefore there is a bus that can leave you near the archaeological site.
Your options are limited to meet other travelers in the city of Campeche who plan to visit this site and share a car, or make the long journey in public transport (finding out with local citizens the best option, take a transport that passes over that road and walk to site.)
How to get to “Edzná” by car:
It is 52 kilometers by federal highway 188, from the center of Campeche it leads towards the peripheral Pablo García and it takes the deviation towards the town “Chiná” but do not enter the town, it follows by the highway towards “Nohakal”, for that route of The road to Edzna will have already appeared on the road.
Schedule: Monday - Sunday 08:00 a 17:00
Destination | attraction
Edzná archaeological zone
Meaning of the name
Edzná means “house of the Itzaes”, taking the Mayan words Itza = Mayan tribe (lineage) that occupied this area and Ná = house, forming the word “ItzNá”, after which it was decided to name “Ednzá”.
The city had an average extension of 25 square kilometers, highlighting the pluvial channels that developed; the architecture has a Puuc, Chenes and Petén style.
The oldest evidence dates from the year 400a.C. It was a tribe that came to the area and formed a small community that practiced agriculture.
For the period between 400 – 1,000 AD it had become a capital city of the West (West) region that used a centralized political system.
The abandonment of the city is dated in 1450 AD. They had links with other cities and it is thought that Edzná stopped participating in important commercial routes, causing the abandonment of the city.
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