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!
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).