Elizabethtown Ghost Town, Eagle's Nest, New Mexico

Elizabethtown Ghost Town, Eagle’s Nest, New Mexico

Las Pozas, Mexico | 1,000,000 Places

Las Pozas, Mexico: When a freak freeze killed the orchid collection on his Mexican estate, English eccentric Edward James created Las Pozas, a garden with surreal follies like the concrete Bamboo Palace—durable and immune to the vagaries of weather.

Desert Rivers, Mexico | 1,000,000 Places

Fractal patterns in dried out desert rivers. baja-california-desert-dried out rivers salt flats mexico photo by Adriana Franco for National Geographic

Palenque, Mexico | 1,000,000 Places

Palenque, Mexico is an archaeological site that was located on the western edge of the Maya empire in the present-day state of Chiapas, Mexico.

Aguacalientes, Mexico | 1,000,000 Places

Day of the Dead, Mexico Photograph by Emma Lozano Day of the Dead in Aguacalientes, Mexico

Las Calaveras—“the skulls”—Tulum, Mexico | 1,000,000 Places

A snorkeling tourist floats in a cenote called Las Calaveras—“the skulls”—near Tulum. Local Maya got their drinking water here until about 30 years ago, when divers found bones. Archaeologists have.

Chichén Itzá, Mexico | 1,000,000 Places

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