Here is a great destination to add to your bucketlist – Tulum, A beach-side Ancient mysterious Mayan Pyramid, a pre-Columbian Maya walled city and a port.
There are at least 60 Mayan ruins that can be found throughout the ancient city which is fortified by three walls, two watchtowers, and a 12 meter Caribbean Sea cliff-side. Among the structures we can find a step pyramid built by El Castillo using unique elements of traditional Mayan architecture, There is also the Temples of the Wind (Templo Dios del Viento), Diving god (Descendente Templo del Dios), of the Frescoes, and Initial Series. Houses of the Platforms, Halach Uinic, Columns, Chultun, and of the Cenote.
Researchers believe Tulum is a very important site in Mayan history for the worship of the Descending god Kukulcan, otherwise known as the Feathered Serpent, Quetzalcoatl to the Aztecs. According to Joseph Smith, Zama is also known as the City of Zion. He claimed this before any modern excavations of the site, during a period when Tulum could only be seen peaking out of the tops of palm trees.
Artwork reliefs and symbols throughout depict scenarios closely resembling those found in the Paris Codex – and also in the Bible. Some of the paintings in particular appear to tell the story of death and resurrection of Jesus. Another unanswered mystery about Tulum is the presence of ancient stele, one dating to around 564 CE, nearly 700 years before construction began on the fort. Two theories give ideas to how this might be possible logically, either the stele was brought later or the city was rebuilt on several occasions up until its abandonment during Spanish invasions.