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Mayapan Mayan Ruins

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Address: south of Merida, Merida, Mexico

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One of the best Mayan sites to visit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Montussan, France
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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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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We have visited many of the major Mayan sites and yes - they are spectacular in many ways....but they are often overrun with tourists (like myself..) and vendors. In fact, Chichen Itza is starting to look more like a flea market than a Mayan ruin (but I digress). Mayapan is a little off the beaten path (though when the new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We chose to visit these ruins because they are off the beaten path. We saw one tour bus in the parking lot - a group of Japanese tourists who left shortly after we arrived. Otherwise, we saw less than a dozen other visitors. The exhibits have plaques in Mayan, Spanish, and English. People are not prohibited from climbing the pyramids.

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We have seen almost all the archeological ruins in the area. We have been here for nine years as long time visitors. I must say that the ruins at Mayapan rival if not surpass Chichen Itza. The ruins have been restored so beautifully. There is a lovely entrance with washroom facilities. There are no amenities . Take your own water... More 

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Midland, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Although not the major attraction that is Chitzen-Itza, we enjoyed a quiet morning here, guided by an ex-pat. We had the place almost to ourselves, so there was no rush, and the admittance fee is not high. We climbed the highest pyramid enjoying the cool breeze at the top and the breathtaking 360 degree few of the jungle stretching off... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have now been to Mayapan 4 times and each time we are as enthralled as the first time. Go early in the morning and you might be the only one there. This is not as developed as some others such as Izamal, etc, but the pyramid is great and the site is very photogenic. One bonus, you can still... More 

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Indianapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had put off a trip here for the longest time, but glad I finally went. Although not as impressive as other sites, this site, the last Maya capital is almost a mini version of Chichen Itza. You can climb the ruins and the grounds are well-kept. It is very convenient from Merida and you usually do not have large... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is incredible get get so few visitors at this fabulous archeological site. It is large and interesting. They even have an original painting and some remaining paint from others. Our wonderful guide explained things to us about Chichen Itza that we did not learn from our guide there.

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Corozal, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The day we visited, we were all alone. It is still being uncovered, but it known that was once one of the largest and most important Myan sites--larger that the much frequented Chen Itza. The temples and other partially restored ruins are quite amazing.

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