I made myself take time off to go and visit a site ,that for a long time I wanted to see. Chacmultun (mound of red stones) is situated south of Merida on the outskirts of Tekax easily reachable.
It was very quiet on the roads, very little traffic as I passed by Kabah,Sayil,Labnah, the Maya ruins most known and onto Cooperativa. Through Xohuan and Kancab ,two smaller villages. If you drive slowly one will notice the many elaborately carved wooden doors each with their own unique design.
The journey was pleasant ,driving through winding roads with hills rising from both sides of the road.I found my turnoff to Chacmultin and arrived after 1 hour from where I began.If you decide to take the Ruta Puuc route I suggest that you take out your map and configure your way as there are not too many signs along the roads. If you speak Spanish then that’s even better as there is always a smiling face to help you find your way.
Chacmultun is one of the lesser known and visited ruins in this area.There is a good deal of standing architecture that has been restored somewhat and is kept cleared.The main group Chacmultun has within its vaults some remains of original wall paintings depicting figures in a processional , wearing ritual regala.. If you ask the caretaker if you could see them he will find his key to open up the door. I asked for permission to take photos explaining that I would not use flash and there was no problem to this. As you can see by the photos they are not very visible but at least you can a sense of how it would have been.
I then walked past the ball court towards another group of buildings known as the main palace of X,cabalpak and then onto see X,ethpool which raises up seemingly nowhere.Its a bit of a hard climb up to the buildings but well worth the effort.
I think I spent more than two hours here and had the whole place to myself . It was quiet ,relaxing and most enjoyable .