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Becan Ruins

Address: Calakmul | Becan, 24640, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 22 Attractions in Campeche
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Helsinki, Finland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I liked everything. The view impacted me,with nature noises, instead open the imagination to what you can find . Is one of the few forest may contain huge variety of trees and animals. The trees make art forms with their roots around other logs. The ruins speak of an important past,all over the place talking about culture, life and the... More 

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Becan is easily accessible from the main road. The site is gentle and a joy for any Mayanist or person with historical interests. unless you are staying in the area it is a long drive from any major city.

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Culemborg, The Netherlands
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89 reviews 89 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Like to see a mayan city without running into thousands of tourists? You can! Here, you will not find artesanias, but a fabulous old maya site. Want to climb to the top of a pyramid? Its discouraged, but allowed. Best view ever. Entrance fee: 59 peso's per person.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

In the surroundings of Xpujil there are a number of remarkable Mayan archeological sites and Becan is one of the best. Its particular distinction is the fact that it is fortified with moat and walls, but its beauty lies in the great architectural disposition of some of the plazas and the entire layout. The style is quite distinct from many... More 

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Longueuil, Canada
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213 reviews 213 reviews
29 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Becan is especially known because it is one of the only Mayan cities which had a moat to protect it and you can still see it! The site itself is quite close to the Xpujil site and you can easily visit both in a single day (in fact, you can also squeeze in Chicanna!). It is an amazing place and... More 

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Sibenik, Croatia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Mayan ruins where you can listen birds, see a snake, walk and enjoy without seeing a soul. It is just 7km from the town Xpuhil, so you can take a taxi for 30 peso. The entrance fee is less than 50 peso..reasonable price.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

An amazing place. It's hardly visited. It was just us and another couple when we were there. We spent a couple of hours wandering up, over & around the structures. It was magical. I even saw a toucan in the trees. It's easy to get to & find. We drove the short distance from Chetumal in the morning, checked into... More 

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Tracy, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

After visiting Calakmul which was HELL to get to (but pretty cool... bring bug spray), we stayed at the Chicanna Ego Resort, and then went to Becan the day after before returning to Campeche. For being a little-visited site (which is a blessing), I have to say it is spectacular. It is unique in that it is the only one... More 

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Copan, Honduras
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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

If for no other reason, search for and find the stucco mask behind the glass window and add you finger prints to those of the other avid viewers of what is behind the glass. BYOW and clean the window a little before you try to take your photos. This is one of six sites in the area that is not... More 

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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

The was the first stop on our Road to Ruins trip from the Mayan Riviera. It was worth leaving the all inclusive bliss to visit a few sites. Although there a many sites in the area, we chose Becan because of its history, size and splendor. We were not disappointed! The passages, pyraminds, nooks and crannies that are interesting and... More 

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