Visit the Set of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope – Yavin IV

Tikal, Guatemala

Yavin IV was a jungle-covered moon orbiting Yavin which acted as a hidden military base for the rebel alliance in Star Wars Episode IV. The shot in the movie is from the top of a Mayan temple in the ancient city of Tikal in northern Guatemala. Tikal is rich with history and was one of the main sites of Mayan civilization from 6th century B.C. Much of Tikal still remains unearthed.

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