El Castillo, Xunantunich
Located in the San Jose Succotz Village, in the Cayo District, "The Maiden of the Rock" or "Stone Lady" is just a ferry ride across the Mopan river.
After crossing the ferry and trekking up the steep hill, sitting at a looming 130 feet in height, you will encounter Structure A6, also known as "El Castillo", housing the stucco frieze on the eastern side of the building. This stucco frieze is believed to describe stories about Maya gods and details about Maya creationists stories.
To experience the splendor of the bird's eye view atop El Castillo, witnessing the entire East Frieze as you ascend....
Photograph by Tony Rath
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Xunantunich, Stone Lady, San Jose Succotz, Cayo, Belize