The Balamku archaeological site is located within a forest area, in the south of the State of Campeche in the municipality of Hopelchen. In Balamku, there is a frieze made of molded stucco and polychrome, unique in the Maya area, which was built between 550 and 650 AD. A close reading of this rich iconographic work, reveals a complex conceptual world of the ancient Maya.
Balamkú, which in Yucatec Maya means "The Jaguar Temple" (balam-jaguar, ku-temple), has an approximate area of 1 sq. kilometer, and consists of 3 architectural groups: The South, Central and North Groups, of which only the first 2 have been partially excavated.
The site is open every day from 8:00 to 5:00. Admission fee: $40.00 pesos. Entrance is free on Sundays for nationals with I.D.