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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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El Castillo can't be missed

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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Riverton, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

My 14yr daughter actually wanted to visit this historic site over swimming, the experience was unbelievable once we stepped off the tour bus. It was HOT but we didn't care. NOTE: use the bathroom before you start off on your tour. To touch history and let your imagination flow as to what actually happened on this site is amazing. Tip:... More 

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Rew, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Just gorgeous. There was an iguana sitting on the nose of one of the snakes at the bottom of the steps when we were there and it just made it perfect. The back side hasn't been restored so you can still see roughly what it looked like when it was discovered.

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Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is one of the most amazing things i have ever seen in my life!! This is a must see when you are in Mexico. Its worth the travel and the heat. Too bad though you cant go up the stairs anymore, but! the view will make it up to you. When you clap your hands at one side of... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The temple is magnificent and a must visit. Helpful to do some research on the history before you visit. Very interesting to know the Mayans' understanding of astronomy and how it is reflected into the temple's structure.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I went to Chichitza and to say I've finally seen the great Mayan pyramids is definitely something I wanted to tick off my list for a long time and it was a joy to do so. The only problem is the amount of vendors around the place. It ruins the ambiance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Honestly, you just have to go see it. The pictures are cool, reading my review might be cool, but El Castillo itself is worth a visit. When staying in Riviera Maya, my wife and I got up early and made the 2 ish hour drive out west to visit this awesome structure, and we were not disappointed. Because we got... More 

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Norfolk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is the reason we came and it was worth it. Majestic site and would be great to see at the solstice when the snakes (carved)are at their best but I could imagine it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

These Mayans ruins are as important as other sites and used to be a home to a large Mayan community. Now, the main site is El Castillo, Tulum beach, and lots of iguanas that bathe on the sun. The only thing about Tulum is that after you visit it for an hour you feel completely energy-drained. I am not the... More 

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

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