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Red House (El Chichanchob)

Chichen Itza, Mexico
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Ranked #11 of 14 Attractions in Chichen Itza
Type: Historic Sites
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This building is set off to the one side from the main pyramid. Being off the main track, there are less people. Having it among the trees adds to the mystique.

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Lisbon
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

From his Spanish name "El Templo del Jaguar" is the lower entrance to the Great Ball Court where inside they used to play the famous Pelota game (hips-ball). The Jaguar temple own this name due of the Jaguar throne presented in the entrance similar to the one in the inner temple of El Castillo. You can easily find this structure... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This structure may have been a residence for one of the Mayan elite. There are glyphs on the lintels. Three Chac masks are on the roofcomb. Inside there are traces of red paint, thus the name given to this building. Hieroglyphic text indicates the year 869 AD. Worth a quick visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Those are the only buildings in Chichen Itza still cowered with decorative plaster - stocco. They are beautiful and it shows you how all building looked at the time of Chichen Itza glory. Do not miss that!

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Landskrona
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111 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This temple - building - was a little different from the others at the site and if you have the time, please take the little stroll in the area to cover this site as well. Being a bit more colourful and away from the main attractions is is nice to come here.

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Mar del Plata, Argentina
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160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Crazy ancient graffiti. They had such a sense of art it is remarkable. They respected the eco system and i think we have much to learn from them. Anyway wonderful structure in a magnific place.

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Another amazing structure and I think till this day’s sciences are not sure of the purpose of it. The most amazing how it was build with consideration of the echo travel. It said that this structure was for tournaments purposes and they plaid a ball game sort of like a soccer, but a ball was kicked by the hips. Our... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Another beautiful building constructed by those clever mayans. The guides give a lot of interesting information about each monument, and you get to walk around and have a look at everything. Theyre always happy to answer your questions too!

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