Badminton men’s singles player from Guatemala Kevin Cordon has fought Anthony Sinisuka Ginting at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In the final match the bronze medal fight was won by Ginting.
However, now it is not only Kevin Cordon who is in the spotlight, Guatemala as cordon’s hometown is also starting to be criticized by the internet. Like the following 5 interesting tourist attractions to visit when the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.
1. Palacio Nacional de la Cultura
Known as Palacio Verde, it is a magnificent building that has been built since 1936-1943. If you are interested in the art of architecture, this place is a mandatory destination even if you have to be accompanied by a guide. Before becoming a museum, the Palacio Nacional de la Cultura was once housed by officials.
The uniqueness of this building is seen from its architecture that combines various styles, ranging from the Spanish Renaissance to neoclassical. In addition, the scenery inside also looks luxurious, including a mural of Guatemalan history by Alberto Galvez.
2. Auto Safari Chapin
The zoo is located just off Escuintla and offers several areas inhabited by a wide variety of animals. There are at least 96 species of animals, such as tapirs, zebras, giraffes, deer, iguanas and tigers. In addition to sightseeing and getting to know various types of animals, tourists can also take pictures with them.
3. Tikal National Park
Tikal National Park is located in the Peten Basin rainforest of El Peten. Not only the cool air in the middle of the lush trees, visitors will also be treated to the ruins of the ancient Mayan city which is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The ruins of the temple or temple have a height of more than 44 meters.
4. Amatitlan Lake
Guatemala’s fourth largest lake is about 26 km south of Guatemala City and is located at an altitude of 1,188 meters above sea level. Surrounded by valleys and mountains, it is often visited by tourists.
In addition to the lake, it also holds archaeological remains that have existed since 2,000 years BC (BC). In fact, the city of Amatitlan was founded in 1536. In addition to being used for irrigation, industrial activities and household needs, Lake Amatitlan is also a fishery center.
5. Xetutul Theme Park
Located in San Martin Zapotitlan, this theme park is one of the largest in Latin America. Also called Parque Xetulul, this place is divided into several squares with diverse architecture. In addition, each square also offers thematic attractions, interesting shows and culinary.