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Dzibilchaltun Ruins

Merida 156782, Mexico
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Ranked #6 of 41 Attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Rhinebeck, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

the site museum is, as others have noted, an excellent introduction to Mayan culture, and it has a few beautiful pieces. The site is wild and pretty. The remains are worth the visit but nothing exceptional by Mexico standards. If you have time, go.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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142 reviews 142 reviews
57 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We had a guide who explained what all of the ruins were. He explained about the human sacrifices that were made here. He showed us how where the sun comes through the archway and what it all meant. He took us inside a tomb and showed us all of the symbols. Please have a knowledgeable guide when touring these. It... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Too bad they roped off the Temple of the Seven Dolls. Also too bad that the young crowds just go there to party at the cenote. We were the only ones at the terrace restaurant and it was very good.

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Damascus, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I was visiting Merida and wanted to go to one of the ruins that I had not seen and that was also relatively easy to get to without a tour, a taxi, or a car rental. I took the "collectivo" to Chablekal and then took a motorized cart (not sure what the proper name is in Mexico, but in Thailand,... More 

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Corozal Town, Belize
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111 reviews 111 reviews
44 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A very appealing site to the Mayan Historical freak. The site boasts an outdoor cenote where you can swim and get refreshed as well as the largest Mayan sundial I have seen upright and aligned with a Temple which registers the seasonal variations based on the sun's position. Quite an interesting site as it also show the Spanish influence in... More 

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Crestview, Florida, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Took the excursion choice to Dzibilchaltun. Our tour guides were Wilbert and Jose! Both authentic Mayan's that had a lot of pertinent information to share with the tourist! Was educational, fun and enlightening! The guides knew so much information you didnt dare move from hearing shot in order to hear it all! Enough time for history, sightseeing, cenote checking and... More 

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Sherman, Texas, United States
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We took the free bus to the bus station at the end of the pier at Progreso and paid cash for this excursion, half the fare that Carnival wanted. There will be hawkers at the bus station plying their wares. Just say no thanks and don't act interested. Progreso is a dilapidated looking village, I don't know if I would... More 

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Valladolid, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Small site compared to Chichen or Uxmal but very nice indeed. The ruins are interesting if not somewhat plain. Everything can be seen and explored. The Cenote was a great plus. It is beautiful and at the surface. You and swim in it and the water is clear and cool.

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Beaumont, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My friend and I visited the ruins in late October and would highly recommend to those interested in this type of thing. She has always wanted to go but I never wanted to take time away from my beach time, but having a day off a cruise ship in Progreso seemed the perfect time to go. Just being there and... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is convenient to Progreso and Chelem or the north area from Merida. The road is very good to get there. There is plenty of parking. Beware of the mosquitos and be prepared for them. I was not and it negatively affected my visit. I was not able to take my time, we were sort of rushed. Go in the... More 

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