Cenote Alameda, Sistema Zacaton

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One of the monuments in the unique Sistema Zacatón is Cenote Alameda – large, deep sinkhole next to farm buildings.

References

  1. Marcus Gary, Alameda, Sistema Zacatón, research homepage. Accessed on June 27, 2010

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Cenote Alameda, Sistema Zacaton 23.031883, -98.164634 Cenote Alameda, Sistema Zacaton

Coordinates: 23.0319 N 98.1646 W
Categories: Sinkholes, Lakes and streams
Values: Geology
Rank: 8
Address: North America, Mexico, Tamaulipas, southern part of the state, 15 km north-west from Aldama town
Alternate names: Poza Alemeda
Depth: ?

Wonders of Mexico

El Castillo pyramid, Chichen Itza
El Castillo pyramid, Chichen Itza / , Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Few countries of the world can offer such array of unique and astounding attractions as Mexico.

Area of this country was cradle of several highly developed indigenous civilizations and some regions in the country are dotted with remnants of ancient cities with temples, palaces and pyramids.

Sinkholes

World's deepest sinkhole - Xiaozhai tiankeng, with tourist route visible
World’s deepest sinkhole – Xiaozhai tiankeng, with tourist route visible / Brookqi, Wikimedia Commons, public domain

Category includes outstanding sinkholes – large natural depressions or holes, which for most part represent collapsed caves.

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