A sign of the material and cultural wealth, as well as the technological and artistic development in Ek Balam, is manifested in mural painting, where artisans achieved great mastery, decorating their buildings with incredible works of art, ranging from vaulted ceilings with monochromatic designs, up to full vaults, covered with colorful and complex murals, whose vestiges reflect relevant moments of the city. The pictorial style of Ek´Balam is considered one of the best in the Mayan area, since, being a naturalist, it expresses in a very real way, with the correct proportions and with remarkable delicacy and plasticity, the representations of deities and mythical beings in the painted covers , as well as human beings and animals represented on the walls of buildings, which unfortunately have not yet been published properly. The artistic and intellectual level of Ek Balam can also be seen in the "Mural of the 96 glyphs", a masterpiece of calligraphy comparable to the "Table of 96 glyphs" of Palenque.1 Since 1990 the project Prehispanic mural painting in Mexico, Institute of Aesthetic Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, is dedicated to the recording and study of pre-Columbian murals, such as those of Ek´Balam.
View from above
On a clear day, from the top of the Acropolis, you can see temples of Coba and Chichén Itzá on the horizon.
The Ixmoja de Cobá Temple is approximately at 135 ° azimuth (to the southeast) at a distance of 65 km.
Chichén Itzá Castle is approximately at azimuth 242 ° (west southwest) at a distance of 55 km.
Itinerary. Day by day in summary:
- Suggested hotel departure 07:30 a.m.
- Arrival at Ek Balam approx. 09:30 am
- Approx. 2 hours
- Arrival at Cenote Xcanche 12:00 pm
- Visit and suggested swim 1 hour from Cenote 13:00
- Arrival at Hubiku 13:30 cenote (1 hour of buffet lunch and 1 hour of swimming in the cenote).
- Departure from Hubiku 15:30
-Return to the hotel approx 5:30 pm approx
Type of vehicle:
- Urban Nissan 2017 for 14 passengers
-Transporter with 7 seats
-Sprinter 17 seats
-Crafter of 20 seats.
- 07:30 am - Cancun
Additional information you should know:
Do not forget to bring beach towels, comfortable shoes for walking and beach, extra money for gifts or food, camera for photos, sunscreen, hats, umbrellas and eager to enjoy paradise. Remember that in Unittravel we do not do tours. We make expeditions.
10 to 12 hours
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