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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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Atlanta
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Take a guided tour to understand the history if you aren't already aware. Drift off the beaten path (away from the pyramid) to see other relics and the land. It's about 17 sq mi total (Chichen Itza) so you'll never be able to take it all in, in one day. The pyramid is the best staring point. The ball fields... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

We made our first visit to Chichen Itza in 2000 on our honeymoon and loved it so much that we decided to come back with our kids. Two major changes since our first visit. First is that you can no longer climb to the top of the pyramid. This had been our favorite part of the trip previously. Second, there... More

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Benijofar, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fantastic to be on this site and see for your self this pyramid with 365 steps representing the calendar we use to day and they did this some 1200 years ago, and have build all you se of stone and with stones as tools ! The Maya people is great !

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I was in awe of this place. The history the culture everything was so amazing. The only negative thing i can say is i wish there has been more access to some of the other ruins there. But it is a must see.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I rated the entire Chichen Itza site Excellent and it is a 'must see' as a whole; I was disappointed in the lack of access to the different parts of it, Kukulcan Pyramid especially. Obviously, the engineering and science of this being built so precisely over 1000 years ago is amazing. The history and rituals are fantastic as are the... More

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Matthews, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

First off, you will be hot! Your in the middle of Mexico and not near the water, but this is a true gem of ancient and historical history. The entire grounds are flooded with stories if you get a good tour guide to explain it all. It is A LOT of walking and very little places for shade but oh... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This site is spectacular! Proof that the Mayans were superb scientists and engineers, building this monument so that shadows form Kukulcan's body each solstice. There is so much history here, I recommend a private tour. Our tour guide was brimming with knowledge and he brought us there early to avoid some of the crowds. Our guide had chilled towels and... More

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Ramot meir, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My boyfriend and me visited there during our stay in Mexico. We booked a guided tour to the ruins, and it was amazing. The pyramid is huge! So impressive! Without doubt a must site.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Kukulcan Pyramid is an awesome sight to see, commonly referred to by people as 'Chichen Itza' because this is what is marketed to when people see 'Chichen Itza'. The pyramid has been preserved well, sadly some parts have been rebuilt, which is the side you first see when you walk in, the backside is more authentic which shows how it's... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I had no idea prior to my visit that this pyramid was actually a calendar for the Mayans. It has been preserved very well. Some older photos of the pyramid show people actually climbing it, but it along with the other structures of Chichen Itza are roped off and you are no longer able to climb it. My advise is... More

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