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Address: Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
Activities: Hiking
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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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Perth, Australia
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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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Chipley, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This pyramid is awe inspiring. The sheer size of this thing is amazing and to think how old it it and that it was built with primitive tools just makes it that much more phenomenal. Keep in mind that the weather here is HOT!!! I highly recommend bringing an umbrella for shade and a large bottle of water. You'll need... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The overall (Chichen Itza) site is far far larger than I imagined. See if your guide can be persuaded to start his tour at the southern end (averting your gaze from the Temple of Kulkulcan on the way past) that way you visit the site in chronological sequence. Starting with the Osario Pyramid, Temple of Xtoloc then El Caracol, Las... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We have been here a few times through out the years. Each time we go we see new thing exploring around the grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The mystery and beauty of one of Mexico's most famous sites is unforgettable. The guides are friendly and knowledgeable but remember the tropical sun is very hot, so come early if you can. At night, there is a new light show that gives a brief history of the Maya world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a beautiful site, much larger than I expected. I would go again when I am in the Cancun / Playa Del Carmen area.

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Address: Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Chichen Itza

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