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Dzibilchaltun Ruins

Merida 156782, Mexico
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Ranked #6 of 39 Attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Perth, Western Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Enjoyed our trip here as quite different from Mayapan but then these ruins are much older than Mayapan. The museum is very good and sets the scene before looking at tns. Interesting that the Spanish built an open church here later. Gift shop is also very nice and things are reasonably priced. Entry is 65 pesos.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A very manageable site that is even more interesting with a private guide. Even better is a swim in the cenote on site.

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Shelton, Washington
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Dzibilchaltun, located between Merida and Progresso in the state of Yucatan gives visitors an opportunity to view and understand Mayan ruins, swim in an open cenote and visit a very informative and interesting museum of Mayan history. The site is compact and quite enjoyable if you can be there when there are not large numbers of folks from tour buses... More

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Publicity leaflets and web sites mentioning Dzibilchaltun tend not to do it justice. Although the ruins are more ruined than in better known sites the experience here gave us a better sense of life for the Mayan people a thousand years ago than we felt in some of those well-known sites. The site is huge but the 'tamed' part is... More

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La Quinta, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

we loved this place, it was small enough to be managable, especially in the heat of august. we went very early in the morning, were the first ones there and had a wonderful women guide, i cant remember her name but she is not mexican, i think it might be gabby....she was mindful of the fact that we had to... More

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chelem
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A few quick minutes (20) north of Merida you will find Mayan ruins that although not as grand as Uxmal, will provide you with a sense of what a civilization was that has preceded you. As you stand at the principal ruin looking east and west you can sense the magnitude, majesty, and depth and breadth of this ancient city.... More

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Milton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was an excursion choice from our Carnival cruise and we are so glad we picked it - great bang for your buck. If you are interested in seeing one of the Mayan ruins and learning about the Mayan culture without spending an entire day this is a perfect choice! Our tour guides - Jose and Wilbert - did a... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited the ruins on 9/3/14 as part of our cruise ship stop in Progresso. I'm VERY glad we picked these particular ruins to visit, as the park is HUGE.You can opt to hire a guide but we didn't have any more money left so we just explored on our own. This is a very secluded, quiet place. We went... More

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Durant, Oklahoma
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We visited the ruins on a Monday cruise stop at the Progreso port. The taxi was $60 round trip for 3 hours--30 mins there, 2 hours touring, 30 mins back. Set your timer. We almost didn't get that rate when we were seeking a taxi, but I insisted. We exchanged our dollars for pesos because the ruins only accepts MXN.... More

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Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I went here to see a maya temple, and was surprised, it was in great condition and there were like 10-20 other people. Because of the quietness, it is a great place to feel the atmosphere of the maya temple, and slowly walk around and imagine history.

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