We made a short stop in Copan in route from the bay islands to Antigua, Guatemala and found a great little town and well-kept ruins. Entrance fee is $15 USD.
The ruins are most important for their hieroglyphics, it was here that the abundance of intact symbols were use to translate the Mayan language.
Several tall pyramids give great views of the site.
At the entrance to the park live a bunch of beautiful and talking Macaws living wild. It was a nice unexpected bonus to find on our trip to the ruins.
Sunday 28th of August 2016
Great stuff here!
Saiful Islam Opu
Tuesday 14th of June 2016
The ruins of Copan is a unique site among those left by the Maya. It isn’t particularly huge like Tikal. It is most noted for the proliferation of art and hieroglyphs left behind by Mayan artisans. I have heard it called the Paris of the Mayan empire.
Did you hear about Rajshahi Archaeological site? This is an another amazing ancient ruin places which is yet undiscovered! For your interest you can peep through http://bit.ly/1Ux2nmY
Darby of Green Travel Antics
Sunday 31st of May 2015
So many people are hesitant to visit Honduras (admittedly I am too), but it looks like there are some incredible places to see!
Sunday 19th of April 2015
I went to Copan a few years ago, and the carvings just blew my mind how clear they were. Copan isn't the biggest site in the world, but it's definitely one of the most interesting. You have to use your imagination at ruins sometimes (and in a big way at a few) but at Copan you can see everything!
Monday 8th of December 2014
Awesome pics! That first one makes the people look as small as me!