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Address: Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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Description: A spectacular 75-foot high pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichén...
A spectacular 75-foot high pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichén Itzá.
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This pyramid cum temple is the star of the site & dedicated to the feathered serpent god, Kukulcan. But no body is allowed to go up. It is in the centre of an open court... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This pyramid cum temple is the star of the site & dedicated to the feathered serpent god, Kukulcan. But no body is allowed to go up. It is in the centre of an open court, according to guide, High priest & King use to seat there during performances.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The tour guide told us that this pyramid was built over a smaller and older pyramid that is still inside it. It's not possible to climb the pyramid anymore!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you're taking a tour, remember to accept the large umbrellas they offer, get there early(it gets hot),take a break during the middle of the day(eat a snack, check out the museum store, use the facilities, etc.). most tours offer a late lunch at a Mayan restaurant. The food is generally very delicious and not your typical Mexican/TexMex fare but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

In the area or staying in Cancun a must do. Take lots of water. We were able to climb to the top, but not sure if one is able to now.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very interesting place, Mayan knew how to manage acoustic, they were very intelligent people, while at this pyramid applause and you'll hear teh ecco!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Go early in the morning -> So beautiful and no hassle and without mass of tourists, they come about 10.30. Plus you get pictures without people. You can buy tickets from Mayaland. Nightshow is so cool. Prepare yourself with warm clothes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It's amazing and mystical as the Great Pyramid of Giza. There's too much things to know more about this ancient structure that we can not cover at one visit. It's really interesting!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Fabulous, just loved visiting this unesco heritage site. A definite visit when in Mexico. Need at least half a day to view the surroundings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

El Castillo is superb to visit, a true wonder of the world. 2 sides are in remarkable condition and the perfect photo for your memory of Chichen Itza. Unfortunately you can't climb to top anymore but you still get to admire El Castillo from only a few metres away. It does get hot so make sure you visit as early... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The pyramid is beautiful but it is smaller than I expected and we did not have access to it. The Pridamide del Sol in Mexico City is larger and we climbed it. I know visitors can damage the building but it is hard to explain the emotion to be on top.

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