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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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Albufeira, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Temple of Kukulcan or Kukulcan Pyramid, or "El Castillo" was first built in the twelfth century AD. C., by the ancient Mayas in city of Chichen Itza, in the territory belonging to the Mexican state of Yucatán. Each of the temple sides aligns with one of the cardinal points, and 52 carved panels on the walls relate the 52... More

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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

It is an amazing place that worth to visit, it's feeling is not like The temple of Egypt, we went there by Middle of June, so it was hot, remember to bring 2-3 bottles of water when you go by Summer time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

So glad we made the 3 hour drive down the most boring highway in the world to see this New 7 Wonder of the World! It's an entire Archeological Park not just the one pyramid. Though guides were available, we paid a very nominal entry fee + just toured ourselves around. So so beautiful! The only real negative were the... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

The place is very hot and a bit far from Cancun Hotels, so it was a good idea taking a shuttle, so we rested along the way. The archeological site is very impressive, well conserved and a legacy from the Mayan Culture everybody shoul see. Highly recommended.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

This is top priority on the 'to do list' when vacationing anywhere easily accessible in Mexico. The pyramid is beautiful and the history is amazing. Definitely recommend a visit.

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Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Not possible to walk up but still amazing view. Be careful, if you walking around, some dangerous snakes out there.

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Lisbon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you are in Cancun or nearby of course you have to visit one of the new seven wonders of the world. Take a tour so they can explain everything step by step and give you a historic background.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The neat thing about Kukulcan is when you stand in front of the steps on the east side. Clap your hands directly in front of the steps and you get this really weird sound coming back at you. Of course it is the unique acoustics of the place, but legend has it that the sound is coming from the serpent... More

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Located in the heart of Chichen-Itza, it was dedicated to the Feathered Serpent god Quetzalcoatl. In fact, if you clap, the echo resembles the sound of the Quetzal bird. Impressive! It is more of a step-pyramid, with a long and steep outer staircase leading to the top. Unfortunately, as of 2006 NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO CLIMB the pyramid. Nonetheless,... More

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Toronto, Canadá
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

One of the most important things to see in Mexico, it's an amazing and magical place that you must to visit in Mexico, Please try to go after noon, is very hot there and as a suggestion try to search for tours in the street, the ones offered by the hotel are really expensive.

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