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Address: Piste Yucatan, Chichen Itza, Mexico
Description: This impressive pyramid dominates Chichén Itzá's landscape, standing an...
This impressive pyramid dominates Chichén Itzá's landscape, standing an imposing 24 meters high.
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Amazing breathtaking pyramid really is breathtaking had a amazing experience with the tour guide with all stories that he gave the tour however if you go on a hot day bring water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Amazing breathtaking pyramid really is breathtaking had a amazing experience with the tour guide with all stories that he gave the tour however if you go on a hot day bring water ! It's very humid in the bush !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I have reviewed the wider Chichen Itza elsewhere but thought I'd say something specific about the main attraction, the Kukulcan Pyramid or also known as El Castillo, the castle. This is a truly wonderful structure which has been lovingly restored and finished superbly on two sides. The other two providing stones for the 'front'. It has a great history with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Loved our day trip to Chichen Itza. How the ancient mayans built this is as mind boggling as how the Egyptians built their pyramids. It's highly recommended to hire a tour guide like we did as these guys go into great detail into what you're seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is a must see. Rightfully designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it's hard to grasp it all in one visit. Although the pyramid, the most magnificent structure left from the Mayan world is surely the focal point, the surrounding area is replete with other archaeological wonders including the ball court which is bigger than the ones at other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

When I visited Chichen Itza fifteen years ago, you could climb the pyramid, and I did. You can't climb it now, but I probably wouldn't have tried it because I'm a bit older! Our guide told us that someone called the area "Chicken Pizza" perhaps as a play on the actual name or in honor of people who were too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

April - May are the hottest month here. Be prepared to brace the heat. A big hat is advisable unless you want to carry the silly pink umbrellas..:) around. I was taken back and humbled when I saw the ruins. Apparently, they knew a thing or two about architecture. The guides are excellent; but if you really want to know... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Incredible structures from one of the most intelligent people in the world - the Mayans. Definitely worth a visit. It's a shame you cannot climb the pyramid. Very hot! The tour company we booked with provided umbrellas to shelter you from the sun which was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A must see site. Just be prepared for a all day tour from Cancún. If you choose to visit the Cenote Ik kil the tour will be longer, check if lunch is included in the package.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The tallest pyramid in Chichen Itza, and ancient relic left over from the Mayan culture. The temple was used for meditation and religious practices of Mayan kings and was used to warship the Sun god. It is certainly a must to see this grand structure if you're in Mexico.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We took our time to see every building in this so easily navigatable complex and it took us exactly 4 hours. Indeed: come early!

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