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Address: Chichen Itza, Mexico
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Look for the carved serpent heads and benches.

Interesting ruin/building just before you reach the ball court. Contains carved serpent/snakes, benches, etc.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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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 yesterday NEW

Interesting ruin/building just before you reach the ball court. Contains carved serpent/snakes, benches, etc.

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

Just one small part of this wonderful and truly amazing temple complex and which you will pass as you head into the ball court.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I must have forgotten this from high school history, but the Mayans had a game involving two teams. The object was to score points by shooting a ball through a hoop without using your hands. The prize for being the winning coach was getting sacrificed. After all, why would you offer up a loser. The games were held on the... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Next to the main temple and the Temple of Warriors, don't miss this. From this ball court comes the speculation about the ancient Mayan ball game. The arena is massive, and adorned with cryptic scenes of ball players and beheadings at its center.

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

All of these ruins are close by. Give yourself plenty of time. Remember, you'll be fighting crowds unless you arrive early. Do some research before you go. Signage is poor quality.

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Enjoyable part of the whole Chichen Itxa experience . Seen with other ruins nice morning trip. Guide recommended .

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

It is behind the ball playing ground. Although many of paintings are faded now, you can still appreciate the technique of mayan people once who lived there.

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Victoria Harbour, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Interesting architecture but guided tours don't allow for enough time to truly study it. I suggest a self guided tour and renting the taped narration.

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Morelia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It is close to the el Castillo pyramid and the temple of the thousand columns. It is part of the Chichen Itza ruins. It is also close to the Observatorio.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I would first like to comment that the photo being used to identify this site is not El Chichanchob, but the Upper and lower Jaguar temples. El Chichanchob is on of the non-Toltec influenced buildings at this Maya site and was used in the filming of "Against All Odds" starring Jeff Bridges. It is a lovely building, small and heavy... More 

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