(11 Shots) | Palenque was a Maya City. It’s in the state of Chiapas. The Palenque ruins date from ca. 226 BC to ca. AD 799. What I liked a lot was that is was on a mountainside, surrounded by jungle; and that it had a more human scale. for example, the Temple of the Inscriptions was not ‘just’ a pyramid; but a pyramid with a temple on top, that you could actually enter.