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Edzna

Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Owner description: Ancient Mayan ruin whose name means "house of gestures" after the cross-eyed faces carved onto the...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Owner description: Ancient Mayan ruin whose name means "house of gestures" after the cross-eyed faces carved onto the building's stone facade.
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Redwood City, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Mayan culture has always fascinated me. The various styles of architecture and grandeur, the stories of the games the slaves played for the royal entertainment, the impressive size of the sites and innovative ways of collecting and storing water along with the brilliant delivery systems. Edzna is one of the largest I have seen and it showcases a few unique... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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123 reviews 123 reviews
32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Close to Campeche city, this archaeological site is really a hidden treasure in the Mayan jungle. A short 30min drive through the mountains with scenic views and driving through small towns. We did not do the light and sound show at night but during the day you can really appreciate the big buildings in the city. Do not forget to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Small(ish) but a very nice site. Unique main temple with five levels and windows set this site apart from the majority. Fairly uncrowded and easy to stroll around. Missed by most travelers, but it's well worth the travel.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I had visited some archaeological sites like Palenque, Monte Albán(Oxaca), Tulum, Templo Mayor(DF), Piramide de Malinalco, Piramide de Sol y Luna(Teotihuacán) and etc. They all have their own distinguishing feature.(Well duh...they are all famous ruins.) Edzna is not a big ruins but its main square pyramid: Building Five Storeys (Edificio de los cinco pisos) is beautiful. Worth to visit. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We have visited a few Maya sites (palenque, nakum, yaxha) and this Edzna site is very nice and quit. It is also named the city of the echo's because there is a great acoustic. Another interesting element is the underground irrigation

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Amazing historical site awww enough enhanced even more with a night visit sound and light for even more impact. Great!

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Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

you truly feel like Indiana Jones exploring these remarkable ruins don't skip these! both of our children voted these their favorite of all the big name ruins we visited

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Mexico City, Mexico
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308 reviews 308 reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This city from the classic Mayan era is amazing. A five stories building in the middle of the city is an amazing example of the mastery in architecture from this incredible culture. Try to go early and get there before noon, the heat is very intense. After that take time to go to Uayamol Hacienda

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Honduras
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Arrived mid-afternoon. Hot outside but tons of wildlife around including 15 species of birds and literally hundreds of Iguanas. Loved the fact that we had the place almost entirely to ourselves. Wonderful trip out there and very authentic!

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Slough, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Got there early and had the place to ourselves. You can climb the pyramids and get fantastic views, lots to explore, fantastic faces carved, a small ball court too.

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