French: Sian Ka'an
The Sian Ka'an is a World Heritage Site in Mexico defined by the UNESCO in 1987 and definitely a recommended natural sightseeing location.
It is on position 189 () in our monthly survey..

"In the language of the Mayan peoples who once inhabited this region, Sian Ka'an means 'Origin of the Sky'. Located on the east coast of the Yucatán peninsula, this biosphere reserve contains tropical forests, mangroves and marshes, as well as a large marine section intersected by a barrier reef. It provides a habitat for a remarkably rich flora and a fauna comprising more than 300 species of birds, as well as a large number of the region's characteristic terrestrial vertebrates, which cohabit in the diverse environment formed by its complex hydrological system."
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List of books: Sian,Ka'an