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Address: Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 77500, Mexico
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One of the better preserved ruins at Chichen Itza.

Interesting story behind the Temple and its columns. The tour guides were very informative and glad we spent some time with them.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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North Las Vegas, Nevada

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting story behind the Temple and its columns. The tour guides were very informative and glad we spent some time with them.

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Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located at the Chichen Itza site tucked away at the opposite side to the entrance is the Temple of the Warriors. Our tour guide explained the representation of the warriors by the many, many, pillars standing side by side. We were told of the prisoners which were held captive here and of their sacrificing. Many of the stones have beautiful... More 

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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An impressive temple situated on the Chichen Itza site. Helpful if you have a guide to explain about it although a good guide book would be a useful tool if you chose to wander on your own.

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Temple of the Warriors complex consists of a large stepped pyramid fronted and flanked by rows of carved columns depicting warriors. This complex is analogous to Temple B at the Toltec capital of Tula, and indicates some form of cultural contact between the two regions. The one at Chichen Itza, however, was constructed on a larger scale. At the... More 

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Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The temple of the 1000 columns at Chichen Itza is quite stunning. Apparently the colums once held a large roof. Definitely worth seeing.

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Site of the annual sacrifices and every bit as amazing as the next door Kukulcan Temple. You do wonder quite how they built it.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Chichen Itza to see the Kukulcan Temple and was surprised to find so many surrounding Ruins. The Temple of the Warriors is enormous! Make sure to wander close to the stone and observe the intricate engravings among the vast ruins. It will give you a good idea of how much time it must have taken to achieve such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

You've heard of Mayan blood sacrifice. This is the spot. Within Chichen Itza, and next to the Grand Temple, is the Temple of the Warriors. It's far more sprawling than the main temple, and has at its front dais the iconic statue of a reclined god awaiting blood sacrifice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

It's all right there, the various temples. You'll walk from one to another. Give yourself time to fight the other tourists. Go early! The place opens at 8:00. Lots of "street" vendors for good deals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Worth exploring after the main parimid temple. We were told this is the site of more ritual sacrifice than the main temple. And looking at the alter its seems so. Look closely at the pillars around the temple and imagine how that looked painted in their day. Nearby were what may have been the Mayan equivelant of a temple marketplace.

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