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Lanquin Caves

The Grutas de Lanquin, or Lanquin Caves, are limestone caves near the city of Cobán that were once considered sacred to the Mayan people, believed to be the "heart of heaven." The Mayans believed the "secret of the ages" was hidden deep inside the caves. Today, they are a popular tourist destination, although some locals still utilize the caves in the manner of their ancestors. Travelers, on the other hand, come to explore the caves’ beauty, learn about their historyand come face to face with some of their most notable residents: the thousands of bats that leave the caves nightly.

Take the time to wander the various chambers and limestone formations. Rooms of importance include the Altar of the Pillory, where Mayans performed rites and burned incense, and the Bridge of the Fall of the King, a name given after King Leopold of Belgium visited the caves and a wooden bridge collapsed under his weight. When the bridge was rebuilt, it was named after the incident.

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3-tägiger Ausflug nach Cobán und Semuc Champey ab Guatemala-Stadt

Erkunden Sie das Zentrum von Guatemala auf einem 3-Tagesausflug von Guatemala-Stadt aus. Besuchen Sie die Stadt Cobán und freuen Sie sich auf eine ...  Weitere Informationen

  • Ort: Guatemala-Stadt, Guatemala
  • Dauer: 3 Tage
  • Sprache: Englisch
Ab 380,99 USD