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Kukulcan Pyramid

Piste Yucatan, Chichen Itza, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Chichen Itza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: This impressive pyramid dominates Chichén Itzá's landscape, standing an imposing 24 meters high.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

It was great to see "el Castillo" after fifteen years. She's still a remarkable building. This is a must see if you come to Mexico and Yucatán!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The pyramid is partially restored which we think is better than fully. It is a great pity that you cannot still climb it, however it does make for better photos.

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I've been to a few ruins in Mexico. I could say that Chichen Itza is the most touristy and with lots of crowd. but if you're already here, why not check it out? The entrance fee cost a lot, if you're not a fan of ruins, then you could skip this. I recommend to go very early, because I went... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My Fiancee and I had an excellent excursion to Chichen Itza thanks to the tour we took with Thomson / First Choice. For approx £69 we were picked up from the hotel at 5.30am by Victor and his team. Kudos has to be said to Victor as he really did make our trip as enjoyable as it was. During the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a must if you're having your vacation in Mexico. We almost didn't go because it was a couple hrs away from our hotel but it was so worth it. There are no words or pictures good enough to describe this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

El Castillo absolutely dominates the Chichen Itza site, which unusually and so far inexplicably features a mixture of Maya and Toltec (central mountains of Mexico) architectural elements. Amazingly well preserved/restored. But do go early. When the tour buses from Cancun and points south start rolling in at about eleven, the site more resembles a circus than an ancient religious/ceremonial center!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We have enjoyed trip to the pyramid and everyrhing about Chichen Itza. However i would not recommend to book any tour with company and the guide is not needed (waste of time- my pocket guide had much more extensive information package including what all inscriptions mean in Chichen). Company tour is a joke- you have more breaks than u have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My wife and I recently made a stop here on our honeymoon. This place is so breath taken. The TV and Internet searches and pics do not even do it justice. This pyramid is just immense in person I def recommend going with a tour guide because there is a lot of unique history that they can tell you about... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

One of the seven wonders voted from people from all over the world...... need I say more? and also the hotel infrastructure near by is very good. this is a very well known site, although there are sites nearby being unearthed that are apparently more important this is unique since it combines various stages in the mayan culture and architecture... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Could not leave Mexico without visiting the Kukulcan Pyramid. Pictures do not do this structure any justice. Our tour guide was amazing. I definitely suggest going with a tour so you get all the history. When you walk in the park there are tons of trees and vendors but once you get to the middle that first look is unforgettable.... More

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