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Valley of the Monks

Bocoyna

32 kilometers (20 miles) away from the town of Bocoyna, in the municipality of Sisoguichi, an extensive valley opens up where enormous rocks rise up to 30 meters (98 feet) high, the famous Valle de los Monjes (Valley of the Monks).

There are several sets of five and even ten rocks that, it is said, look like giant monks with their characteristic posture, clothing and hood that are on the way to a pilgrimage because of the way they are placed.

On their part, the Tarahumara, who call it the Bisabirachi Valley, believe they are petrified gods willing to listen to the prayers of any of its inhabitants.

The only truth about this site is that the limestone rocks are the product of wind erosion, rain and ancient tectonic movements that shook the region. The Valley of the Monks can be explored on foot or by bicycle and in the company of a tour operator, it is permitted to practice rappel on the surrounding rocks.
32 kilometers (20 miles) away from the town of Bocoyna, in the municipality of Sisoguichi, an extensive valley opens up where enormous rocks rise up to 30 meters (98 feet) high, the famous Valle de los Monjes (Valley of the Monks).

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There are several sets of five and even ten rocks that, it is said, look like giant monks with their characteristic posture, clothing and hood that are on the way to a pilgrimage because of the way they are placed.

On their part, the Tarahumara, who call it the Bisabirachi Valley, believe they are petrified gods willing to listen to the prayers of any of its inhabitants.

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