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Uxmal

Highway 261, Santa Elena, Mexico
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
Description: The ruins of an ancient Mayan city.
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Port Washington, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a beautiful, uncrowded site to explore in Yucatan. It can get very hot mid-day so I'd suggest going early or late in the day. Be prepared for a good hike and a great visual experience. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Peaceful and substantial in size. This is far better than chichen itza and parts can be climbed for great views.

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Noosa Heads
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Worth every minute. We caught the bus from centro to the site which was very cheap and leaves frequently. On arrival we enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch that was of a very high quality and had views of the ruins. On entry to the site we were amazed instantly. We went without a tour guide, and felt like this was... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

You really shouldn't miss these ruins if you're in the area. They're beautiful, and not as crowded as Chichen Itza or Palenque.

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Progresso was one of the ports for our cruise, and we decided to visit one of the Mayan Ruins for our excursion since it is on our bucket list. The ruins were awesome! We were so glad we booked this tour. There were other tourists, but it was not crowded. We did some preliminary reading on Uxmal before our arrival,... More

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We really liked this site as there were many representative structures to see, and before 10 a.m. there were very few other people there. The structures were all well marked so you knew what each was. We also attended the sound and light show the night before, which was nice except the headphones for non-Spanish didn't work very well, some... More

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Comox, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We have visited a few of the amazing ruins around the Yucatan, but I think this might be my favorite. Chichen Itza, despite being enormous and imposing, is incredibly busy, vendor-stuffed and... well, had no shade when I was there a few years ago. Now Uxmal - is incredible. It shows great detail in the architecture and art of the... More

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Borrego Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Uxmal is said by some to be the most magical city in all of the Maya Empire and we certainly agree after spending a dreamlike morning here. Astronomy, engineering, art and incredible architecture are evident everywhere. Not nearly as crowded as Chichen Itza, we found it equally as intriguing. Everything you have read on TripAdvisor about arriving first thing in... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

After initial confusion over the 2 tickets you must buy (one state, on federal), we found Uxmal a fun and interesting site. We did not hire a guide. Instead we wandered about on our own, reading the informational signs posted and the Uxmal section of the Rough guide. When we were finished touring the grounds, we were surprised to look... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This Mayan site is very well restored and because of its location, does not get the number of visitors that Chichen gets but there are many buildings to explore and you can climb the pyramids unlike the pyramid at Chichen Itza.

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