Apart from Chichen Itza and Teotihuacan, Tulum Ruins is third of the archeological attractions in Mexico that is most-visited by tourists. An average of 3200 visitors travel to Tulum Ruins which is a part of the Riviera Maya in the Yucatan Peninsula. Tulum Ruins sits approximately 40-45 minutes away from Playa del Carmen in the Mexican State of Quintana Roo. In my quest to explore places, I embarked on a journey to the Ruins of Tulum to know what made it one of the most-visited sites in Mexico.
I have been to 3 of the major Forts that defended the City of Old San Juan. These defenses are made of solid stone walls that had kept the city safe from invaders since the mid-1500s. Today, these forts are a part of the San Juan National Historic Site and recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Seeing these defensive walls and especially the guerites (in Spanish, garita), sentry boxes or watchtowers made me reminisce of something familiar from back home, it reminded me of our very own Intramuros, “Walled City” in Manila, Philippines.