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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Once you're there its hard to take it in. Its a a jaw dropping place. There are a lot A LOT of locals trying to sell you stuff that really the only down side but just the stunning architecture and history will make you look pass that little flaw.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It is incredible how the Mayans figured out how to transform the sound curve of claps into the Quetzalcoalt (their god) sound: a quetzal bird + a snake. check it out, if you can, take a tour, it is better to get all the explanations

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Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

feels like a flea market with hundreds of people yelling " almost free, just one american dollar" this took away much of the charm for us though if you bargain the prices were better than some other actual markets

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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 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 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

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

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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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