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Address: Mexico
Phone Number: 951/516-0123
Description: This peaceful archaeological site provides a more picturesque counterpart...
This peaceful archaeological site provides a more picturesque counterpart to its more popular sister site, Monte Alban.
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A Happy Accident Leads to Great Site

I had asked the driver of my shared taxi to drop me at Dainzu, an archaeological site in Oaxaca connected to the Olmecs. We chatted about the site and the driver said that it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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Pelham Manor, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I had asked the driver of my shared taxi to drop me at Dainzu, an archaeological site in Oaxaca connected to the Olmecs. We chatted about the site and the driver said that it wasn't in many tour books. This surprised me, since I'd read about it in my AAA guidebook. Still, when he passed the signs for Dainzu, insisting... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Few, if any organized tours will bring you to Yagul. We had hired a car and driver for the day primarily to visit Teotitlan del Valle but after buying our airline imposed quota of fabulous Zapotec rugs we had a few hours left in the day. So, having visited Mitla and Monte Alban already we decided to head to Yagul.... More 

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Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

An impressive and fascinating archeological site with few visitors and no cordoned off areas. Get up close and personal in a contemplative way that isn’t possible at Monte Alban - or even Atzompa. There isn’t much signage, so as others have mentioned, you need to do your reading ahead of time. Tip: You can combine a visit to Yagul with... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Only slightly less impressive than Monte Alban and nearby Mitla, Yagul goes mostly unnoticed by most visitors, making it an ideal place for solitary travelers to experience without the usual hordes of package tourists to distract them. An unmistakable air of neglect hangs over the site: guideposts and explanatory signage have been allowed to weather away to blankness, and rusty... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Seriously, if you love archaeological sites and not crowds this is paradise: Yes, there is entrance fee and clean bathrooms, but then you are pretty much on your own; maybe few more tourist 100 meters away from you. Yagul is about 30 min ride from Oaxaca city; some 15 min before Mitla. You can do bout same day. I actually... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It is a mystery that there are not more visitors at Yagul. The archaeological site itself is impressive and the physical location is in many ways more beautiful that Monte Alban. There is a profusion of vegetation and other wildlife as well as wide vistas across agricultural lands and surrounding mountain ranges. There is an array of cacti and succulents... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Yes. It's sad, but true. Yagul is a beautiful and interesting site, and is really not very far from Oaxaca City, but we had it entirely to ourselves. Anyway, we were thrilled to be the only ones there. We arrived early and began our visit with a hike up the rocky hill overlooking the site and the surrounding valley. Follow... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were advised on arrival in Oaxaca to be sure to visit Yagul, and we did--3 times! Just off the highway between Mitla and Oaxaca, en route to the ruins, situated at the base of a high outcropping, we passed by a mesa with early (much earlier than Yagul) petroglyphs; if we'd had the time and energy we could have... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Perfect stop point on the way back from Mitla to Oaxaca, and toward the latter part of the Monte Alban/Mitla occupations (mostly AD1200-1521). Good views. Interesting tomb with carved heads and Mitla style fretwork. Reconstructed in some places. Gives you a good idea of a smaller satellite town, and you'll probably have the place to yourself. The caves across the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

A bit off the beaten track, but well worth the effort. Quiet, less visited and beautiful views. Well worth the visit. On the way back, stop at and see the Tule Tree or Teotitlan for the rug demo.

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Address: Mexico
Phone Number: 951/516-0123
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast

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