San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan

April 10, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Just six miles from San Cristobal de las Casas are the indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and the neighboring Zinacantan. To reach them you can take a very cheap taxi ride or better yet travel with the locals through public transportation. The magic of the area are its people. This is a land that has not changed for many years. You do see some todays technologies like cell phone use and “Internet Café” every once in a while but the overall feel is that of a peaceful existence where men work the land and the land gives them everything.
The one amazing spectacle of San Juan Chamula was the church. I only wish I was able to photograph the inside but photography was strictly prohibited. I carried my cameras at plain sight and always felt like someone was watching they were off at all times.

This is a good article about the church
 

Link to the photo gallery

 

San Juan Chamula

Playful Children

Zinacantan


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