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San Miguel de Allende in Municipality of Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Pool of El Chan

 
 
The Pool of <i>El Chan</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 4, 2017
1. The Pool of El Chan Marker
Inscription.
El Charco del Chan
Es la poza que da nombre al proyecto de conservación. Encajada abajo en la cañada, El Charco del Ingenio ha sido durante siglos fuente de leyendas populares. Su espíritu guardian es El Chan, ser mítico del inframundo que mora en sus misteriosas aguas y que a veces muestra su poder terrible a los humanos que se acercan.

La poza presenta cambios de tonalidad a lo largo del año y se alimenta de un manantial permanente, una de las últimas fuentes naturales de San Miguel de Allende.

English:
The Pool of El Chan
The whole conservation project is named after this pool. Nestled in the canyon depths El Charco del Ingenio (The Factory Pond), has been a source of popular legends for many centuries. Its guardian spirit, El Chan, is a mythic being from the underworld who dwells in its mysterious waters and likes to show its terrible power to those daring to approach it.

The pool changes colors throughout the year and is fed by a perennial spring, one of the last natural sources in San Miguel de Allende.
 
Location. 20° 55.161′ N, 100° 43.777′ W. Marker is in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Allende. Touch for map
The Pool of <i>El Chan</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 4, 2017
2. The Pool of El Chan Marker
The infamous pool can be seen in the distance in the canyon.
. The marker is at the "El Charco del Ingenio" Botanical Garden on the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende, west of the dam along the walking trail.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Water Mill (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Las Colonias Reservoir (about 180 meters away); House of Pedro Vargas (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); The First Spanish Prisoners (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Tellez Delgado Gas Pump (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Doctor Juan Antonio Pérez de Espinosa (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); The Remains of the Insurgents (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Luis Neri de Alfaro y Velázquez (approx. 1.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Miguel de Allende.
 
Categories. AnthropologyNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
The river above The Pool of <i>El Chan</i> image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 4, 2017
3. The river above The Pool of El Chan
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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