Mexico, a country of jungles and ancient Indian civilizations

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Mexico is a country of pyramids and snow-white Caribbean beaches, which holds the secrets of the Mayas and Aztecs… A story by a participant of the YouReporter project.

Mexico is a country of pyramids and snow-white Caribbean beaches, which holds the secrets of the Mayas and Aztecs… A story by a participant of the YouReporter project.

© Photo : Svetlana Lomakina de LeyvaMexico is a country of pyramids and snow-white Caribbean beaches, which holds the secrets of the Mayas and Aztecs… A story by a participant of the YouReporter project.
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Mexico is a country of pyramids and snow-white Caribbean beaches, which holds the secrets of the Mayas and Aztecs… A story by a participant of the YouReporter project.
© Photo : Svetlana Lomakina de LeyvaMexico has plenty of places that have not been studied by scientists, archaeologists, or visited by crowds of tourists. For example, the Mayan city of Kohunlich, lost in the jungles.
Mexico, a country of jungles and ancient Indian civilizations  - Sputnik International
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Mexico has plenty of places that have not been studied by scientists, archaeologists, or visited by crowds of tourists. For example, the Mayan city of Kohunlich, lost in the jungles.
© Photo : Svetlana Lomakina de LeyvaThese places from deserts to jungles amaze even the experienced traveler not only with their history and architecture but also with the unusual traditions of the residents, as well as the beauty of flora and fauna.
Mexico, a country of jungles and ancient Indian civilizations  - Sputnik International
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These places from deserts to jungles amaze even the experienced traveler not only with their history and architecture but also with the unusual traditions of the residents, as well as the beauty of flora and fauna.
© Photo : Svetlana Lomakina de LeyvaAnyone can feel like a discoverer here.
Mexico, a country of jungles and ancient Indian civilizations  - Sputnik International
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Anyone can feel like a discoverer here.
© Photo : Svetlana Lomakina de LeyvaThe jungles of Chicanna keep many secrets. Everyone knows that Mexico gave the world cacao and chocolate.
Mexico, a country of jungles and ancient Indian civilizations  - Sputnik International
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The jungles of Chicanna keep many secrets. Everyone knows that Mexico gave the world cacao and chocolate.
© Photo : Svetlana Lomakina de LeyvaSmall colorful colonial towns are no less impressive than the magnificent pyramids.
Mexico, a country of jungles and ancient Indian civilizations  - Sputnik International
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Small colorful colonial towns are no less impressive than the magnificent pyramids.
© Photo : Svetlana Lomakina de LeyvaBut hardly anyone knows that the world's first chewing gum was made in the jungles of the state of Campeche. The chico zapote tree is native here and its sap is used for chewing gum. The product has no taste and became a chewing gum in its modern sense when it reached the United States.
Mexico, a country of jungles and ancient Indian civilizations  - Sputnik International
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But hardly anyone knows that the world's first chewing gum was made in the jungles of the state of Campeche. The chico zapote tree is native here and its sap is used for chewing gum. The product has no taste and became a chewing gum in its modern sense when it reached the United States.
© Photo : Svetlana Lomakina de LeyvaThe village of San Juan Chamula in the mountains of Chiapas has the only church in the vicinity dedicated to St. John the Baptist. The village is inhabited by the indigenous Tzotzil Maya.
Mexico, a country of jungles and ancient Indian civilizations  - Sputnik International
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The village of San Juan Chamula in the mountains of Chiapas has the only church in the vicinity dedicated to St. John the Baptist. The village is inhabited by the indigenous Tzotzil Maya.
© Photo : Svetlana Lomakina de LeyvaThe residents avoid being photographed and their stare is hostile: they believe that a photo steals a person’s soul.
Mexico, a country of jungles and ancient Indian civilizations  - Sputnik International
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The residents avoid being photographed and their stare is hostile: they believe that a photo steals a person’s soul.
© Photo : Svetlana Lomakina de LeyvaNot all tourists feel comfortable in this environment, some of them get the creeps.
Mexico, a country of jungles and ancient Indian civilizations  - Sputnik International
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Not all tourists feel comfortable in this environment, some of them get the creeps.
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