Tenam Puente Maya Ruins

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Tenam Puente Maya Ruins information

Location
Around Comitán , Mexico
Prices
M$36
Opening hours
8am-5pm
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These Maya ruins feature three ball courts, a 20m tiered pyramid and other structures rising from a terraced, wooded hillside. Like Chinkultic, Tenam Puente was one of a set of fringe Classic Maya settlements in this part of Chiapas that (unlike more famed lowland sites such as Palenque and Yaxchilán) seem to have survived in the post-Classic period, possibly as late as AD 1200. It has a pleasant rural setting and good long-distance views.

A 5km-long paved road leads west to the site from Hwy 190, 9km south of Comitán. Transporte Ejidal Tenam Puente runs combis (M$22) every 45 minutes, 8am to 6pm. The last combi from the ruins returns at 4pm. A taxi costs about M$320 return (with an hour at the ruins).