Set on the Eastern Yucatan Peninsula in Northern Belize, Nohmul, which means "great mound" is considered to be the most important Mayan site in the region. The property dates back to 250 BC, with the tallest structure measuring 56 feet tall. Today, there is a controversy surrounding the site thanks to a construction crew who tore down all by the core of one of the mounds.
A visit to Nohmul offers insight into the lives of ancient Mayans.
Nohmul consists of two groups of buildings with a total of ten plazas with a total of 80 structures within them all. In May of 2013 the largest of the mounds was destroyed by a construction crew looking for materials to fill roads.
You may enjoy staying in Corozal District if you plan on visiting Nohmul, since travelers to this area of Belize will have easy site access during their time there. While this location isn't over-crowded, you will still have a reasonably varied selection of hotels to pick from.
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All of the mounds that make up Nohmul are located on private property, so operating hours do not exist. Some tour groups are granted special permission to see the site, so your best bet is to sign up for a tour that includes Nohmul on their itinerary.
Location: Corozal District, Belize
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