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Mayapan Mayan Ruins

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Address: south of Merida, Merida, Mexico
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Climb the Pyramids in Peace

We have been to many of the archaeological sites in the state of Yucatan and we have returned to this one several times. It is not a very popular site and, hence, there is a good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have been to many of the archaeological sites in the state of Yucatan and we have returned to this one several times. It is not a very popular site and, hence, there is a good chance that you may have it all to yourself. You are free to explore this site and climb the pyramids and structures. At the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We came here by public bus from Merida (from terminal Norestre). The site is amazing!!! And yes, it's a mini-Chichen Itza with nobody around you: no crazy vendors, no annoying guides, no food and no people. Just you and the ruins. There was just us and another couple of lovely elderly archaeology teachers from Veracruz, who later gave us a... More 

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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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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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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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