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An ancient Mayan city of southern Mexico southeast of Villahermosa. It is the site of the Temple of Inscriptions, noted for its hieroglyphic tablets.


(Spanish paˈleŋke)
(Placename) the site of an ancient Mayan city in S Mexico famous for its architectural ruins


(pɑˈlɛŋ kɛ)

a village in SE Mexico, in Chiapas state: ruins of an ancient Mayan city.
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Eustatius, Dominican Republic from Isla Saona to Punta Palenque and Dominican Republic from Samana to Puerto Plata.
The natural beauty and culture seen in The Color Of Our Roots episode include the ancient Mayan ruins in Palenque, natural wonders such as Agua Azul, the biosphere reserve of Sian Ka'an as well as the ancient waterholes known as Cenotes in Mexico's Riviera Maya.
Tales propuestas discursivas pueden fundamentarse en los textos coloniales que abordan el tema, en la revision antropologica de los habitantes de San Basilio de Palenque y por medio de la construccion teorica en torno al relato historico.
If not in the fine dining Chez Lasserre or Trois et Demi next door to us, it could be in an Argentinean steak place near the Maubert-Mutualite station called El Palenque. It was our go-to place for simple yet delicious steaks.
The Prophetic Mayan Queen: K'inuuw Mat of Palenque is Book 4 in the Mists of Palenque series, and is best savored by prior fans with a firm grasp on setting, characters, and the full flavor of its predecessors.
Drawn directly on the steel are abstracted images taken from the sarcophagus of the Mayan king Pakal--under whose rule much of the imposing city-state of Palenque was developed.
Panama Isla Palenque Island Resort, Gulf of Chiriqu'ed The eco-focused Cayuga Collection, which runs Lapa Rios in Costa Rica among others, plans to open Isla Palenque Island Resort in the summer.