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Kukulcan Pyramid

Address: Piste Yucatan, Chichen Itza, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Chichen Itza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This impressive pyramid dominates Chichén Itzá's landscape, standing an imposing 24 meters high.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This impressive pyramid dominates Chichén Itzá's landscape, standing an imposing 24 meters high.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Really impressive and detailed pyramid! The Central pyramid in the ruins of Chichen Itza ... we finally had the opportunity to visit on a trip this past month. The size is very nice and the detail is what really stands out, especially the serpent heads. The fact they no longer let you walk up is what moves this down from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Our guide Jesus told us all about the precise measurements of the pyramid and its relation to the solstices, days in the year and many other interesting facts. Everyone should see this site and learn about the Mayans and their incredible scientific knowledge.

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Eldred, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A long tiring day but so worth it! If you are even interested in the ancient Mayans and the Mayan calender this trip is a must! We went on a bus tour and had a great guide. Our guide explained all about the temple and how it is really a large calendar. It was so impressive to walk out of... More 

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Fairbanks, AK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It was a momentousness site. The size of not only the major pyramid but also the amount of buildings left. My husband and I drove from Cancun to visit it on a day trip in a rental car. The road getting there has some nice small towns along the way selling nice things by the road. We go there near... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Try and get a tour with an specialist tour guide. It's worth it. Get in he early hours otherwise it will be to crowded and scorching hot. If you're planning to get souvenirs like T-shirts, caps, porcelain is the best place for it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We took a tour during our last visit to Cancun and it was so very worth it. The grounds in general are beautiful and provide some fabulous photo opportunities. If you take a tour, you will typically get to visit some local cenotes as well! If you aren't sure what that is, Google it and view the images or look... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

AMAZING!!! My favorite attraction. The history blew my brains out. The amount of knowledge and precision in creating these magnificent buildings was absolutely incredible to learn about. If you clap at the base of the stairs, the clapping echoes up which then creates a sound that resembles the sacred bird. Also, the pok ta pok field was awesome.. Only thing... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you are travelling to cancun for first time definitely go and see it. Not a very big fan of old monuments and they don't allow us to climb stairs. Beautiful mayan handicrafts available for sale there. Bargain a lot. Make sure to carry sunglasses and hat. Better to go with a tour company than driving on your own specially... More 

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This trip was so good and interesting. Even my boyfriend who is not a fan of any temple visits said it was really interesting. Top excursion to do!

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San Antonio, Texas
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Kukulcan Pyramid aka Temple of Kukulcan is a beautiful step pyramid and great example of Mayan architecture. Built by the Mayans sometime around the 11th century its features correspond to the Mayan calendar. Seeing it in person can fill you with a sense of wonder...after all, here's a huge limestone structure built with incredible precision in the middle of a... More 

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