Parrot flying in Copan, Honduras

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Copán is located 1km from the town of Copán Ruínas and is Honduras’ most famous Maya site. Over a thousand years ago, the archeological city played a major role in the Mayan civilization and was one of the most powerful Maya city. Copan was declared a heritage of humanity site in 1980 by UNESCO and is the most studied city of the Maya. It is surrounded by the jungle and by visiting the site you will likely see plenty of parrots and monkeys.