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Mayapan Mayan Ruins

south of Merida, Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #3 of 41 Attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Moss Point, Mississippi
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful Ruins , no one there but us!!! Excellent, quiet and very enjoyable! We were allowed to climb the pyramids and there are many artifacts with original paint and such. Excellent day!

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The Woodlands, TX
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Then I suggest Mayapan. I went with my boyfriend who had already seen Chichen Itza and wanted to go again but after I checked out the reviews online with all the complaints of the crowds and vendors, we asked our tour guide Angel with William Larson for his suggestion. He took us to Mayapan and my boyfriend admitted it was... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a little Chichen Itza, the guide told us, this is the latest Mayan city habited before Mayans desapair...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

What I know of Mayapan Ruins - not much, I have to confess, is that it is the most importante site of the postclasic Mayan period. The powerful Itzaes were defeated there. If you like archaeoligcal sites this is a must visit.

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Perth, Western Australia
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52 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Wonderful ruins quite close to Merida. Easy to walk around as the part that is open to the public is just the city centre and very compact. Price for entry was 36 pesos which is very reasonable and you can climb on the ruins. Bathrooms here have just been replaced and are new and very good.

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California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

There are two sets of Mayan ruins, this lovely looking one and a tired little site consisting of two minor structures, one significantly degraded, in the middle of a rather seedy looking neighborhood in the modern city of Mayan itself. Be sure you go to the right one!

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Free exploration of a once great mayan city- no people - no restrictions. Whereas other Mayan sites are roped off and feel like a museum filled with tourists, at Mayapan you can climb the pyramids and imagine the city freely

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was a walled Mayan ruin. It is modeled after the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. If you have visited Chichen Itza you will recognize the copies of El Caracol and El Castillo. It will probably take you about 45 minutes to drive there from Merida.

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houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

the new cathedral was built on top of the old mayan ruins. if you drive around you can see the tall walls that are still standing as a witness of history

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New City, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A Full day of Travel and Sightseeing, be prepared to leave your Hotel Early and expect a full day on your feet and travel,with your only rest time, LUNCH

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