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Address: Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
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This is arguably the second most impressive structure in Chichen Itza. Just take your time walking around it and looking for details.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is arguably the second most impressive structure in Chichen Itza. Just take your time walking around it and looking for details.

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Seoul, Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Since all these landmarks are a reconstruction of what historians think the structures looked like before they were piles of rubble, it is hard for those who think in black and white (like me) to buy too much into these areas because much is supposition ie: we think the loser was sacraficed, this is how we think the game was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

By far the largest ball court I've seen! My students absolutely loved seeing pictures of this and hearing about the history of the game that goes with!

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Alveley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This ball court is truely impressive with amazing acoustics and a grizzly past. You really need a guide to explain everything

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This ball court is just outstanding and the biggest I have ever seen and is the biggest in Mexico. Don't forget to look at all the wall carvings/reliefs and you can see the figures of the players playing and getting sacrificed as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The largest most impressive ball court of any mexican mayan site, this is something to be seen. The acoustics are amazing, we tried talking with each other from opposing ends of the court and you could do it without shouting! Nobody knows for sure how the game was played and what exactly happened, so take the guide's horrifying descriptions with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

a ball court with some impressive carvings. awful game where the captain of one side gets beheaded after the game. well preserved and very large. some say the ball was a human head. get a good guide to explain and tell u stories about the whole site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

If you could only imagine the events that took place here. The amount of people that gathered to see this game and just think that you were standing there so many years after the final game.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Best Juego de Pelota I have seen in Mexico! And according to the information at the ruins it is the largest in Meso-America ... it is quite impressive to just sit and imagine the games during the day. I was told they have a virtual laser show sometimes at night that is super-cool ... too bad I did not get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The huge Ball Court at Chichen Itza is the largest there is and, it's quite impressive! Over 500 feet long and more than 200 feet wide is must have been the super stadium of its day. It certain makes you wonder how teams of 7 players used the whole court. And, with such high "hoops" it's hard to imagine how... More 

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