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Xochimilco Mexico, a UNESCO World Heritage which is also known as the floating gardens of Xochimilco, is an area in the outskirts of Mexico City that is known for having 50 miles of canals that were once built by the Aztecs as irrigation and way to navigate through the ancient Lake Xochimilco, which is no longer in existence. Today, visitors can take a boat ride through the canals or go shopping in the small souvenir stands that line the waterway. Taking a boat ride is a great way to learn about Aztec civilization and culture and provides a relaxing afternoon activity for families or couples.

 
TRAJINERAS AND MARIACHI | FLOWERS IN XOCHIMILCO
 

Lake Xochimilco once occupied a large portion of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, which is now modern day Mexico City. The Aztecs created artificial islands out of mud and plants, which eventually became an abundant source of flowers and vegetables for the region. Although the floating gardens of Xochimilco don't actually float, the light-weight mud makes them appear as though they are floating. Even though Lake Xochimilco has dried up and the canals have shrunk, Xochimilco Mexico still has some navigable canals in existence.

 
TRADITIONS IN XOCHIMILCO
 

In Xochimilco visitors can board a colorful boat called a trajineras and tour some of the canals. Each long and narrow boat is decorated with colorful flower designs and sometimes has mariachi musicians on board who will entertain you as you glide through the canals. In the past, the boats were decorated with real flowers that were grown from the islands of Xochimilco. You'll pass by historical buildings, unique cafes, and vendors selling handcrafted items out of their smaller boats, or chalupas. The vendors sell everything imaginable, such as jewelry, wooden dolls, drinks, and food. Some of the chalupas are like floating kitchens, with hot tortillas and tacos. If you see something that you want to buy, ask your tour guide to stop next to the chalupa for a moment so you can make your purchase.

   
 
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