A vast territory of staggering beauty, Mexico is a mystical land of extremes with a thousand landscapes and a rich blend of indigenous and Spanish customs. The wealth of its pre-Hispanic and colonial heritage, as well as the legacy of leading figures such as the muralist Diego Rivera, the artist Frida Kahlo and the architect Luis Barragán have been passed down from generation to generation. From Chihuahua to Chiapas, Veracruz to Acapulco, this land of contrasts includes fertile valleys, dense rain forests, sweeping deserts, volcanic mountains and deep canyons. Dotting the landscape are old colonial towns and rural villages where craftsmen still weave textiles on traditional looms and create an amazing variety of objects out of clay, tropical wood, natural fibres and lava stone – all produced by hand. Land of the the Toltecs, the Aztecs, and the Mayans, Mexico has a rich history that has fascinated travelers for centuries. The rise and fall of great civilizations, the dramatic collision and fusion of Spanish and indigenous cultures, and a revolutionary war that changed the political landscape of the country and renewed its sense of cultural uniqueness are part of its identity.