Tulum facts

6 Interesting Facts about Tulum

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  1. Tulum is the 3rd most visited Archeological Site in México after Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza with more than 2 million visits per year.
  2. The original name of the site was Zama, which means sunrise. Tulum, which means wall, was the name given once this Mayan archaeological site was discovered.
  3. The costal reef acts as a barrier where ships would sink if not accessed through a straight line right in front of the lighthouse.
  4. Tulum was a school of astronomy attended by Aztec nobles, Zapotecs and other cultures at the time of its splendor.
  5. This is one of the few Mayan cities that were still inhabited when the Spaniards came, but were wiped out by diseases brought by them.
  6. The city of Tulum was a major gateway for connecting the Mayan Peninsula with other people from Honduras and the Gulf of México.

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