Uncovering The World Heritage Sites

Unesco World Heritage Sites in Mexico

Many people know that there are a number of different Unesco World Heritage Sites in Mexico. These sites are a lot of fun to see and to visit. But do you really know where they are? Here is a list of the best-known World Heritage Sites in Mexico.

The Taj Mahal 

A dog standing in front of a building

This is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It was built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, who was also a Muslim. It was completed in Agra, India. Some believe that the original name of this site was Kaaba, which means “a cube”.

Chichen Itza 

 One of the most popular World Heritage Sites in Mexico is Chichen Itza, which is also known as the Sacred Pyramid. It is a seven sided pyramid that was built by the Incas. This site has become even more popular because the Temple of the Sun is located on its north side. When it was discovered the pyramid was only partially complete, and has taken some fifty years to complete.

Machu Picchu 

This is the most visited site on the Unesco World Heritage Site list in Mexico. This ancient Mayan temple was discovered in 1521 by an Inca warrior. You can see many of the original ruins in the nearby Yaxchil Volcano.


This is a large ceremonial stone carved with images of animals. It was created by the Incas centuries ago. Many cultures believe that this stone was meant for the Sun. You can view some of the artifacts here, as well as ancient ruins. Jonquil was a major center for Aztec worship and is believed to have been used as a burial place.

Chichen Itza 

The Pyramid of the Sun – Chichen Itza is also known as the Temple of the Sun. This temple was constructed by the Aztecs and their god Quetzalcoatl. Aztec’s believe that this temple was built when the Sun entered the sky and that is why the Temple of the Sun is so important.


A blurry photo of a bridge

This is the site of a Mayan city that is considered the largest in Mexico. You can get to see many beautiful ancient Mayan ruins here. As you drive around you will see many beautiful townships and villages.

If you travel to Mexico, these are some of the best-known World Heritage Sites in Mexico. I would suggest that you take a few days and explore these sites, and maybe you will be the next one to visit one of them.

There are many more World Heritage Sites that are very well preserved. Each year the government tries to protect as many of these sites as they can, and build new ones. This is a great way to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the rich culture of Mexico. You can do your part by visiting one of the World Heritage Sites in Mexico and seeing the rich history that it holds.

To get a great tour of Mexico you should visit the Chichen Itza, Machu Picchu and Tulum. Other popular sites include Puebla de Arenal and Chichen Itza.

Summing Up

Traveling to Mexico, can be fun, exciting and educational. The great thing about Mexico is that you can go to many areas of the country, in the same day and explore a lot of the fascinating history of the country.

These sites are the perfect place to find out about the early civilizations that made Mexico what it is today. The fact that you can see these sites on a tour gives you an understanding about the history of a country and a glimpse into how it lived through the ages.

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