Pictures of Mayan Pyramids in Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Mayan Pyramids in Tikal National Park

The Mayan Temples in Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal has been on our bucket list for quite some time. It is one of the largest and most impressive archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Needless to say, it’s a playground for history buffs and cultural travelers looking to walk in the footsteps of one of mankind’s most fascinating societies.

Our original plan was to visit the lakeside town of Flores, and take day trips to Tikal National Park. After browsing several travel blogs and researching online, we decided that staying inside the park was our best option, even if this meant paying more for accommodations. This allowed us to experience 1two sunsets and one sunrise in the park, when all of the tour buses are long gone.

Little did we know that we were visiting Tikal during one of its slowest months, which meant that we had the park, and hotel, virtually all to ourselves!

Below is a collection of pictures of the Mayan Pyramids and Temples in Tikal

Temple 2 in the Gran Plaza, Tikal National Park

Backside of Temple 2 in Tikal’s Gran Plaza

Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Incredible panoramic jungle views from the top of Temple 4

Mayan Temples in Gran Plaza, Tikal National Park

Can you spot Nicole in this picture?
Hint – she’s wearing a white shirt

Mayan Temples in Gran Plaza, Tikal National Park

Views of the Gran Plaza and Acropolis from the top of Temple 2

Can you spot Nicole in the Gran Plaza, Tikal National Park

Can you spot Nicole?
We literally had the entire park to ourselves!

Mayan Temples in Gran Plaza, Tikal National ParMayan Temples in Gran Plaza, Tikal National Pak

Views of Temple 1 and the Gran Plaza from the Acropolis del Norte

Mayan Temples in Gran Plaza, Tikal National Park

Temple 5 (left) and Temple 2 (right) from the Acropolis del Norte

Acropolis at Tikal, Guatemala

Acropolis Central located just outside the main plaza

Mayan Ruins in Tikal, Guatemala

The Gran Plaza – Temple 1 (right) rises as high as 44-metres

Temple 5 - look at how small Nicole is!

Arguable the most beautiful, Temple 5 stands at 58 metres high

Temple 5 in Tikal National Park, Guatemala

To give you perspective of Temple 5, notice the two people sitting on the top of the stairs

Covered Mayan Temple site in Tikal

Mayan Temple not yet fully revealed to modern man

Mayan Temple in Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Mayan Pyramid in the Lost World of Tikal National Park

Mayan Temple Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Nicole taking a break at another picture perfect Mayan Pyramid Temple

Mayan Temple in Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Temple 4, the tallest building in Tikal, towers high above the endless jungle canopy

Mayan Temples in Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Temple 2 in the Gran Plaza

Mayan Temples in Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Views of Temple 1 and the central complex of Tikal

Temple 2 at Tikal Gran Plaza

Frontal view of Temple 2, notice the perfect symmetry

Sitting on the top of the ancient temples as the sun begins to set over the jungle canopy, it’s easy to see why this UNESCO World Heritage Site was selected as the Eighth Wonder of the World by top travel bloggers.


Have you visited Tikal National Park? What did you think?
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