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Mayapan Mayan Ruins

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Address: south of Merida, Merida, Mexico

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Little cenote near the main pyramid which is a home for the motmot bird. Exotic and beautiful!

Often skipped, this was actually the seat of power for the entire Mayan state. It is a little taste of every style of Mayan architecture all at one location. The pyramid can be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Often skipped, this was actually the seat of power for the entire Mayan state. It is a little taste of every style of Mayan architecture all at one location. The pyramid can be climbed, and there is an observatory like Chichen Itza. Highly recommend this one!

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Izamal, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We always bring our foreign groups and friends to this wonderful ancient site. The grounds are beautifully kept, and most of the time we have the place to ourselves as not very many tourists come here. There are no distracting vendors. You can still climb the pyramids and explore the entire area to your heart's delight.

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a wonderful, quiet site to explore ruins without crowds and guides. You can climb a pyramid!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Love this place! It's on the smaller side but is one of the best preserved and most researched of all the ancient sites in the area so the structures have substance. Very walkable with a lot to see on the site. However it's quite hot (hotter than Merida) and there isn't much shade (bring water). Also watch out for giant... More 

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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Firstly getting there, we caught the local bus from Merida for 23pesos, from the Noreste bus terminal, they only run every hour. Trip takes about 1.5 hrs & wanders around the towns picking up the locals. Tell the driver you want to go to ruinas .de Mayapan. He will drop you at the entrance road about a 5 minute walk.... More 

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Victoria, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

They are awesome and you are able to climbe them to the top. We took dune buggies there threw the salt fields. There are also building remains around to. If you have not see ruins before go see these.

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Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I loved the bus ride to get to Mayapan- stopping at lots of little villages along the way. And the site itself was lovely: small, picturesque and interesting. Climbing the structures is still allowed, which is a huge plus for me. I love getting up high and seeing the views that the ancients must have enjoyed so long ago!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

this city is magnified by its buildings, is a post-Uxmal Mayan city and chichen itza, I boomed after the fall of chichen and visit this city made me go back to the Mayan era where even the cornfields and deer were harvested rolled down the forest, this city has much to offer if you visit with someone who is experienced... More 

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Montussan, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This site is beautifully preserved. It is not crowded. Not too big. All temple can be climbed. It is definitely worth the trip. There are reliefs, paintings and incredible stone carvings.

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Fayette, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A must if you are in the Merida area. The circular ruin was amazing, and we had the entire place to ourselves. You can still climb the tallest ruin.

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Address: south of Merida, Merida, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida

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