picture of Lacandon Mayans, Bonampak, Chiapas, Mexico - photograph 039_mexlac10 - La Ruta Maya, Mayan Route travel documentary pictures

Photo of Lacandon Mayans, Bonampak, Chiapas, Mexico


Photo of Lacandon Mayans at Bonampak Archaeological Zone, Selva Lacandona, Chiapas, Mexico



Bonampak is in the Lacandon Forest or Selva Lacandona in the Lacanha River Valley, Chiapas Mexico.



Bonampak is a Classic Maya site in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, occupied from about 650-800 AD. Bonampak means "painted walls" and is known highly detailed frescoes depicting the history of the Mayan people who lived in Bonampak. The frescoes where painted on the inside of the walls and roofs of three buildings thousands of years ago.



The Lacandons are indigenous peoples of La Selva Lacandona in Chiapas, Mexico. They refer to themselves as the Hach Winik or True People. The Lacandon culture has lived in the Lacandon Rainforest for hundreds of years. It is said the Lacandons are direct descendants of the classical civilizations of Palenque, Yaxchilan and Bonampak.

Location of picture - Bonampak Chiapas Mexico

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