Mundo Maya 2012 Video

5 Jul

This year, Mexico’s President Calderon has announced a new program called “Mundo Maya 2012” to promote the Mayan culture, archaeology and heritage as we get closer to the infamous year of 2012. I’m super excited about it because the Yucatan Peninsula is full of Mayan culture and ruins, plus Jorge’s family is of Mayan descent. (Does that make me an honorary Mayan? My suegra would probably say so.)

The Secretary of Tourism has put together this incredible video for the program. Enjoy!

Of these, I’ve only been to Palenque, Tulum and Chichen Itza. I’ve got a long way to go! Have you been to any of the sites shown in the Mundo Maya 2012 video?

11 Responses to “Mundo Maya 2012 Video”

  1. DM July 5, 2011 at 5:27 am #

    No, unfortunately. My only memory of Mexico was when I was 5-ish and we had gone to visit my grandfather in Cali. I remember we drove over a long bridge into Mexico and he bought me a suede jacket with all the fringes and beads. I later lost the jacket at a Ringling Bros circus.

  2. Learningjunkie July 5, 2011 at 6:10 am #

    I was recently back at Tulum after 20 years. Wow has that area changed. The ruins are still very interesting though. I would say my favorite Mayan ruins in Mexico were Palenque.

    My son is Mayan, so I am happy to see the culture being embraced. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. KfromMichigan July 5, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Great video Laura .. thanks for posting it.

  4. (FL) Girl with a New Life July 5, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

    I am intrigued by the Mayan calendar, though according to them 2012 is supposed to be a year of BIG change, right?

    • gringation July 5, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

      In the US I keep hearing them say it means the Apocalypse and I’ve also heard it signifies a change in the sun’s life cycle, but I understand that December 21, 2012 is actually just the end of one of their long calendar cycles.

      • DM July 15, 2011 at 8:05 am #

        This is nice to know. 🙂

  5. Ashlie July 8, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    Great video Laura! Thanks for sharing. Hubby and I have visited many of the sites featured on the video.

  6. Kathryn July 9, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    That video is awesome! I have always wanted to see Mayan ruins- they look so different from anything else I’ve ever seen. They look like they came straight out of a movie set.

  7. Jean July 10, 2011 at 4:18 am #

    Great video and great music too!. I also like this other video about the mystical Chichen-Itza and the sacred Ik’kil cenote (sinkhole). The music is also great!!:

    “Arriving at Chichen-Itza 2012”

  8. Ceri July 16, 2011 at 10:29 pm #

    This is so great. I hope to get a chance to visit some of these sites when I arrive in a couple of months. 🙂 Glad the Mayan culture’s being promoted.

  9. Retire in Nayarit (@RetireInNayarit) September 19, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this visually fascinating journey through Mexico with your readers! It’s wonderful to see. Have a great day. Rick

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