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Besides counting with two World Heritage on behalf UNESCO. Chiapas is biologically diverse, cultural and symbolic.

Chiapas bio-diverse

Mexico is recognized worldwide as one of the countries with more cultural and natural diversity. Its pre-Hispanic roots and its enormous biological diversity make it in an unbeatable place of study and knowledge generator.
In a worldwide level, México is one of the 12 countries considerate as mega diverse where the total flora and fauna of these contain between the 60-70% of the planet’s bio-diversity. 
It also occupies the third place among the countries with more biologic diversity. It is the first for its reptile fauna (717 species), the second in mammals (451 species), the fourth in amphibian (282 species). In Mexico, the 32% of the national fauna in vertebrates is endemic and the 52% is only shared with Mesoamerica.
The faunal diversity is particularly high: approximately the 30% of amphibians, 28% of reptiles, 65% of birds, and 55% of mammals known in Mexico are in Chiapas. This means that the 44.5% of the vertebrate terrestrial species reported in the country exist in the state.

In addition to this, the fauna in Chiapas includes more than 200 migratory species: birds, bats, fishes, marine turtles, dragonflies and butterflies. The 1,200 butterfly species reported in the place represent the 80% of the ones known in Mexico, and it is more than twice from the ones distributed in United States and Canada.

Chiapas culture

Chiapas is an explosion of sounds, colors and sensations that invite to live and enjoy the magic blended with the rhythm of its music, gastronomy, archeology, modern and folkloric dances that sum up the vast artistic and cultural wealth in our state.
One of its biggest cultural wealth is its ethnic diversity whose customs, language, fiestas, clothing and traditions are acknowledged around the world.
The traditional ethnics that are still in the state of Chiapas and which have Mayan offspring are: Tzotzil, Tzeltal, Tojolabal, Jacalteco, Chol, Kanjobal, Chol, Chuj, Mochó, Cakchiquel, Lacandon, Chiapa, Zoque and  Mam. 
In an indigenous worldview the earth does not divide and the communal living among them gets merged, as well as the nature does not detach from earth, like this they join until forming one single Ethnic.

The ethnic biodiversity fortifies the popular art of Chiapas which is characterized by its profound pre-Hispanic roots; highlighting that it has not been substantially modified along the time due to the fact that our indigenous towns have been able to preserve customs, traditions, ritual languages, and believes. Consequently they are keeping original elements of their worldview.

Chiapas and its symbolic sites

Chiapas is located in a privileged geographical location, it is the main entrance to Central America and it is the meeting point with the south-southeast of Mexico. This results in a convergence of different cultures and traditions that allows our visitors to have a unique experience.
Some of the main tourist attractions in the state are archeological sites of worldwide fame, as well as some places that have earned the name of “Magical Towns” due to their symbolic attributes, legends, history, architecture and gastronomy.
Chiapas owns 4 towns with this distinction: San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapa de Corzo, Comitán de Domínguez and Palenque.
As regards archeology, it is estimated that more than 45,000 archeological areas exist in the state; 3,000 are registered in the INAH (National Institute of History and Antropology). Although there is a ten opened to the public such as: Toniná, Chiapa de Corzo, Palenque, Bonampak, Yaxchilán, Izapa, Chinkultic, Tenam Puente and Lagartero; most prominent among which are Palenque, Bonampak and Yaxchilan because these count with advance researches and shelter important findings in the Mayan culture.

Therefore, Chiapas becomes into a unique destination for those who visit it; its art, culture and emblematic sites that elicit to know, discover and rediscover a Chiapas more abundant in nature and traditions.