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6th May 2010

Belize-ancient-LamanaiLamanai is Belize’s longest occupied Mayan site, where signs of occupation span from 1500 BC to AD 1700. Of the fifty or so Mayan structures, the most impressive is the stepped temple, built into the hillside overlooking the New River Lagoon, which is said to be the largest pre-Classical structure in Belize.

The best way to approach the ruins is by boat, a 90 minute trip from Orange Walk Town. The journey passes through some of the most beautiful jungle in northern Belize, with great opportunities for wildlife spotting, plus seeing the Mennonite community of Shipyard, before reaching Lamanai.