The Balamku Mayan Ruins are located within a forest area, in the south of the State of Campeche in the municipality of Hopelchen. In Balamku, there is a frieze made of molded stucco and polychrome, unique in the Maya area. Its name is from the Yucatec Mayan which means the “Temple of the Jaguar”. This place has an approximate area of 1 sq. a kilometer. Consist of 3 architectural groups: The South, Central, and North Groups, of which only the first 2 have been partially excavated. The site is open every day from 8:00 to 5:00. Admission fee: $40.00 pesos.
Discover this wonderful place surrounded by nature, and beautiful views. It is also perfect for learning about Mayan culture. Chichen Itza is one of the most famous and beautiful archaeological sites. But if you are looking for something away from the crowds this place is perfect for you. Balamku is no famous place where you can enjoy an excellent day sightseeing the site and admire the Mayan Ruins.
Discoveries at Balamku
Besides all the things that Balamku offers, it also has unexplored caves. Lately, some of these caves have been explored, and some amazing discoveries came out.
A year ago, an investigation was carried out in this place. Many vestiges were found in it. The objects inside the cave are in an extraordinary state of preservation, thanks to the decision to close the cave many years ago. It was sealed for a long time; the information was detained in time for more than a thousand years
This will reveal more information about the founders of Chichén Itzá, one of the most important ceremonial centers of the ancient Maya. This also can provide more information on the contact of this civilization with other peoples, especially those located in the central region of what is now Mexico.
Hopefully, we will have news about this investigation soon. It is likely to last for several years, but it will be worth it to have valuable information about the Mayan culture.