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Oaxaca and Chiapas: the states of cultural traditions, vibrant colour and ancient ruins. There may be no better way to experience a world famous Mexican tradition than at the Day of the Dead Celebrations in Oaxaca, while to enjoy bright colours that are all made from natural sources, visit a Oaxacan craft market. In Chiapas, visit Palenque, an archaeological site dating back to around 220BC or the site of Yaxchilan, deep in the jungle, to explore its mazes, tunnels and temples. These two states are brimming with culture and things to do, so take a look at our top recommendations below for more.