Tikal Guatemala among World´s top National Parks
The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR) released a list of the best foreign national parks, spanning the globe from Australia, Africa, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
The following 5 foreign national parks are among the outstanding places that the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR) recommended.
1.TONGARIRO N. P., New Zealand.
2.KAKADU N. P., Northern Territory, Australia
3.SNOWDONIA N. P., Wales, Great Britain.
4.KRUGER N. P., South Africa
5.TIKAL N. P., Guatemala.
This World Heritage Site of TIKAL contains the spectacular ruins of a Maya settlement from around 250-900 AD. The towering ruins of temples, one 70 meters tall, rising from the jungle that surrounds them, are mute testimony to the architectural genius of the Maya. As many as 90,000 people lived in Tikal at its zenith, but strife with neighboring towns and environmental stress caused its abandonment beginning in the 10th century. A thrill of a visit is to see it with a Maya guide.
by Emily Brandon, February 19, 2009
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