Everyone remembers the first time they stepped into Ocarina of Time‘s Zora’s Domain. Stepping through the waterfall, overwhelmed with the excitement of finding such a secret and beautiful place. Or perhaps you recall discovering Twilight Princess‘ version, which is also very tranquil yet mysterious in its own right.

For those of you willing to travel to Mexico and go on a real-life adventure, you could potentially relive that moment in a whole new way.

Our Piece of Their World is a blog that highlights real attraction that look like beautiful places found in fiction. Recently, Julia found this stunning cenote in Yucatán, Mexico which bears a striking resemblance to the aforementioned home of the Zoras.

According to Julia, cenotes are “natural sinkholes filled with water from the eternally rainy Yucatán area, once the Mayans’ main water source and also used for human sacrifice”. Well, that last bit got a bit morbid, but still, look how gorgeous this is!

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The images originate from Cool Crack, who add, “For millions of years, rainfall slowly ate away at the limestone and a huge system of underground caves and caverns was formed. Many filled with water from rain or from the underground water table.” Very cool.

For reference, here are the in-game versions of Zora’s Domain from Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess (thanks to Zelda Wiki for the screenshots).

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  • Eduardo Valenzuela Gutiérrez

    I’ve been there myself! I’m ashamed to say I didn’t even think about this at all at that time, but you’re right, the resemblance is amazing.

  • Ryan Haney

    So, that’s where you get the suit that lets you breath under water.

  • MischievousLittleImp

    That’s beautiful! Amazingly beautiful! I would love to go there sometime, let’s check my finances…
    Well… maybe… later… T_T

    • Viktor Loera

      for my 50 minutes in my car XD my life is amazing haahah

  • Nick

    this is fantastic!

  • That’s one thing that I love to born and live in Mexico 😀

  • Robert Powers Anderson

    Yep ive been to one. Definitely so good. I was a bit sick when i visited because of a big night out in cancun the night before but it was incredible. Saw Chichen Itza afterwards. Or was it Chicken Pizza? Hmm

  • VitaTempusNexus92

    Holy Nayru! How did Zora’s Domain get down there?

  • Zeldanerd39

    OK thats cool