Mexico - Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán

"Inhabited over a period of 1,500 years by a succession of peoples – Olmecs, Zapotecs and Mixtecs – the terraces, dams, canals, pyramids and artificial mounds of Monte Albán were literally carved out of the mountain and are the symbols of a sacred topography. The nearby city of Oaxaca, which is built on a grid pattern, is a good example of Spanish colonial town planning. The solidity and volume of the city's buildings show that they were adapted to the earthquake-prone region in which these architectural gems were constructed." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1 - Oaxaca
Generally, postcards are slow to arrive from Mexico to Malaysia. Got this postcard of a beautiful tourist town of Oaxaca. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Viva Mexico! Thanks to Leyle who went to Mexico on a holiday.




Postcard 2 - Monte Alban
Aerial view of Archaelogical Zone of Monte, Alban, Oaxaca, Mexico. Thanks to Graham.


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