Gazing out over the Mopan River Valley, stands Xunantunich, one of Belizes most beautiful and mysterious ancient Maya Sites. The site's modern name, pronounced zoo-nan-tun-ich, means 'stone woman'. It references a local legend of a ghostly belle adorned in white, scaling the steps of El Castillo before disappearing into the stone face at the top.
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Deep in the jungle of Belize's Chiquibul National Forest stands Caracol, Belize's largest Maya site. Spanning over 75 square miles - approximately five times the size of modern Belize City. In its center rises Caana, meaning sky palace, which reigns as the tallest standing structure in Belize.
Read more: Caracol – The Sky Palace