Mexico City, Federal District
8 imagesRecognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, Xochimilco maintains remnants from Pre-Hispanic canals and small man-made islands known as chinampas. It is a common destination for Mexican families who come out and hire a trajinera for a few hours during the weekend. The canal system in Xochimilco, a southern borough of Mexico City, consists of roughly 170 kilometers (110 miles). The trajineras are colorfully decorated and are usually named after a woman.