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Tikal is a pre-Columbian Maya city located in the rainforests of northern Guatemala. It was one of the largest and most powerful cities in the ancient Maya world, with a population of perhaps as many as 90,000 people during its height in the Classic Period (200-900 AD).

Tikal is most famous for its towering pyramids and temples, which rise above the jungle canopy and are visible for miles around. The largest of these structures, Temple IV, is one of the tallest pyramids in the ancient Maya world, reaching a height of over 200 feet.

In addition to its architectural wonders, Tikal is also a valuable site for understanding Maya culture and history. Archaeological excavations have revealed a wealth of information about Maya daily life, religion, and politics, as well as the complex relationships between different Maya cities and states.

Visitors to Tikal can explore the ruins on foot, and guided tours are available to help visitors understand the significance of the site. There are also several museums and interpretive centers located near the site, where visitors can learn more about the Maya civilization and its history.