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Address: Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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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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By and large, El Castillo is quite the imposing structure in the whole of Chichen Itza. My wife and I visited in July of 2015 and it was just beautiful as are the surrounding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Wallingford, Connecticut

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By and large, El Castillo is quite the imposing structure in the whole of Chichen Itza. My wife and I visited in July of 2015 and it was just beautiful as are the surrounding grounds. Bring an umbrella to stave off the sun, you will need it.

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Brisbane, Queensland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 493 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The moment of seeing El Castillo (also known as the Temple of Kukulkan), the "big kahuna" of Chichen Itza, can't be underestimated - it is huge, and unbelievable to think how old it is and how such an ancient civilisation could have built it. We went on a bus tour from Cancun, which is only a couple of hours away.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Castillo is the central and arguably the main, but by far not the only, attraction of the Chichen Itza site. With its marvellous detail and spectacular references to the calendar (the four side’s steps adding to 365 steps to the top and views of the serpent slithering down during spring and autumn equinox) it’s something worthwhile taking a moment... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a one day trip, We started 8 a.m and back 8 p.m. lots of place of visiting and learning. you can buy some hand made gift for your family and take nice pictures

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would say this is almost as beautiful as the Kukulkan, there are similarities, and I recommend that you familiarize yourself with the history and significance behind these structures before visiting. You will be able to love this place even more!

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although this is only part of this amazing temple complex, it is the focal point, so take the time to appreciate it. Deservedly on of the wonders of the New World.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read about the pyramid before seeing it live. You'll then be able to identify the nuances that make it so special and well-respected.

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chichén Itzá is probably one of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations. Meaning “at the mouth of the well of the Itza,” it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site of immense cultural significance. It’s perhaps the largest, most famous and most accessible Mayan site in the world. An estimated 1.2 million tourists visit the ruins every year. The focal point of the... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

In a peninsula of great ruins this is one of the best. Easy accessed and easy walk. Good from every angle , a guide is not needed to appreciate this awesome site.

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Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

It is the landmark of Yucatan peninsula. It is located at the center of Chichen Itza, and the highest building so it is very easy to find. There are a lot of interesting story about this building, and if you clap right in front of the stairs, you can hear bird sound echo. The true masterpiece of mayan culture. Take... More 

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