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Address: Chiapas, Mexico
Description: This Del Pueblo Temple embodies a blend of prehistoric, Mayan and Catholic...
This Del Pueblo Temple embodies a blend of prehistoric, Mayan and Catholic traditions and influences
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Nice town to visit and observe the locals

A walk through the town was interesting and so to was the church. On your trip through Mexico you will get to see the town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
olie293
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Buderim, Australia
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Buderim, Australia
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575 reviews 575 reviews
329 attraction reviews
340 helpful votes 340 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

A walk through the town was interesting and so to was the church. On your trip through Mexico you will get to see the town.

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Hadlow, United Kingdom
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199 reviews 199 reviews
32 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The previous reviewer seems to have overlooked the fact that Alex Y Raul is a guiding outfit. It is not really their fault if you found the people in the village of Chamula to be 'aggressive'. And perhaps you should have taken more time to do your research before barging into the church and taking photographs, which all the guidebooks... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The people in this town are very aggressive. Not being aware that I wasn't allowed to take photos of their church I was surrounded by 5 of the local men who aggressively demanded that I erase the pictures, and that was after I paied to enter the church. The church itself is the main attraction and of all the churches... More 

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Hue, Vietnam
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is a hard core experience like traveling boot camp or crossfit not for the faint hearted. A world apart. Very mystical. Not catholic not completely indigenous a mixture of two strange worlds. An experience not easily forgotten. We saw the chicken ritual. The natives are not happy to see us but they tolerate tourists. Be prepared as a swarm... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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122 reviews 122 reviews
82 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

a very interesting place and it seems to have got lost back in time. the day we were there, there was a procession of the locals for some saint. so it was noisy and crowded. the market is nice and has good artefacts and is pricey. dress covered and behave politely with the locals and no staring. the locals dress... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We visited with a group guided by Cesar from "Alex y Raul tours", who don't seem to have their own tripadvisor page for some reason (https://alexyraultours.wordpress.com). He was fantastic - spoke brilliant English and very knowledgable. Also very political in his analysis of things. The church experience is quite something (we were there during the Virgin of Guadalupe celebrations, so... More 

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Arequipa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We did the minivan day tour which was a little touristy with an over the top guide. However once you have seen the locals hand making tortillas for the tourists the next stage is very authentic. The pueblo is self managed by the local people who still wear their traditional clothing and even their own police force who dress in... More 

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Roztoky, Czech Republic
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a great experience! More tha hour on horse back through the forests to the top of the hill near to San Cristobal we found fruit and vegetables market fantastic church and local crowd who celebrate Dio de Los Muertos! Music allaround and everywhere, families bring white flowers to the church each accompanied by a band. And later what a... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

it is true that as some traveler lady stated, not for everyone, but if you are interested, in true authentic mountain tribe tradition culture and art this is a must see spot. still wild raw and unspoiled hunters population wearing their traditional colourful dressing, and usually they do not allow taking photos, you may risk your life because they believe... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I find all of the reviews on San Juan Chamula to be very accurate and honest. We went with a tour guide and he gave us a very good mini-history of the town and repeated several times not to take any pictures in the church. In fact, he had us hide our cameras. Despite all of his info, he gave... More 

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