An insight into the saved traditions of the indigenous people,they fought the Mexican government and with drew from modern society. We were told not to photograph people unless specific agreement had been given...not sure about the Chicken sacrifice situation....
There is a tour called pueblos magicos that you can take from San Cristobal de las Casas. San Juan Chamula is one of them, but Im not sure if it's worth it. It is definitely a different experience but only if you have extra time when visiting. Lots of kids wandering around asking for money or selling stuff that won't... 更多
This traditional community in the heart of Chiapas has a distinct heritage in that they have fought the Mexican government to keep their language and culture and their traditions. They have succeeded in combatting many modern advances and creating a "first nations" status for themselves (or something like that). This is unique in all of Mexico. Visitors must be aware... 更多
We got to see the interaction of Christianity and Pagan beliefs in the local church and it was incredibly special to see something which is history and yet is still existing in our day...we were only there for about 1.5 hours but it was the highlight of our trip
If you have a chance go there on Sunday morning. The village is full of people , pilgrims, vendors, and those who come to pray. many ceremonies in and out of the church. Beautiful, huge and colorful market. Youi can stay on the main square in front of the church and observe what is going on. About noon two groups... 更多
we saw the square and the church as part of a tour led by a spanish speaking guide, so we understood most but not all of what was being explained. but generally speaking, the town itself was very poor and very unfriendly. in the church we especially felt like intruders as the locals were there for ritual and prayer. advise... 更多
The atmosphere in this town is unlike any other that I have seen. The natives are certainly not friendly. You must be very careful when taking photographs and need to pay for almost anything that you do. However it does have a couple of key attractions. The cemetery that we visited just after the day of the dead was spectacular,decked... 更多
This was something new for me. The church itself has alsorts going on. Moonshine, sacrifice, you name it. I felt intrusive and the atmosphere is a little weird. So unusual the mix of beliefs is that you have to see it. On Sunday is the time to go. Collectivos from San Cristobal leave from next to the market, cost 15... 更多
We went on Sunday so found the full market and many people in the church. Rituals were as others have described - no photography means you really digest what you see at the time. Market sellers definitely did not want photos taken. A great experience but make sure you go on Sunday to get the market if you can!
We came here with a guide from San Cristobal and the experience was amazing. The village life is fascinating. To see and hear about the local customs was very interesting. My favorite was the church, which was unlike any church I have ever seen. Really a must do. I recommend going with a guide to get a full understanding of... 更多