Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Copan Ruinas

We stayed in Copan Ruinas, Honduras all day. In the morning we hired a guide and went to the big Myan ruins. Fine place. The reconstruction is not nearly as complete as some of the temples we saw in Yucatan, Mexico. But the site housed a great covered museum setting that protected the most valuable pieces. What is special about the Copan ruins is the large number of well preserved carvings. Seems the stone here was better. Therefor, many details are well preserved. (Click on an image for a better view.)

In the afternoon we went to a place called Macaw Mountain. It was beautiful! We saw many big birds native to Central America in huge, attractive cages and then we were invited to an area where we could play with the birds. Great fun. Their website is

Tomorrow morning we cross into Guatamala and continue north.

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