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National Park of Palenque

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Address: Carretera a Palenque- Zona Archaeologica Km. 8, Palenque 29960, Mexico
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Swimming, Walking, City walk sightseeing
Description: A wide variety of pyramids, temples and sculptures have all been found at...
A wide variety of pyramids, temples and sculptures have all been found at this famous Mayan archaeological site.
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This place is beautiful. Full of power. It's amazing to see the ruins and the jungle living together, merging. Being here is to transport yourself to another area, ancient times... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This place is beautiful. Full of power. It's amazing to see the ruins and the jungle living together, merging. Being here is to transport yourself to another area, ancient times were the humans were different yet humans... Don't forget to visit the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The forest around the palenque ruins constitute this National park. There is a separate entrance fee but it is worth it. You'll see lot's of wildlife including howler monkeys!

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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Palenque national park is definitely one of the highlights of Mexico and really interesting place, but I have realized that jungles itself were more interesting as the ruins. Maybe I’ve got this feeling because right before I already been to Chechen-Itza, Uxmal and Teotihuacan, or maybe because my expectation was too high... I’ve spent a day for traveling to Palenque... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Dense forest, clear streams, surrounds the amazing ruins. We glimpsed several toucans> We wished we had more time to explore the park.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I am shocked that this is not one of the Wonders of the World. This place is breathtaking!! To start the Ruins are absolutely amazing but the whole surroundings create a magical atmosphere. We made the mistake of only allocating a few hours for this place and oh what a mistake that was. There is SOOOO MUCH to see. all... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The ruins are amazing and the views are breathtaking. My only recommendation is to take a tour or go in a big group. My wife and I decided to rent a car and was not a good idea. The road to the park is awful and really bad it took us almost 5 hours to get there. Besides that enjoy... More 

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Windsor, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

There are so many reviews that I probably cannot write anything new but I did have a traveler's tale to share. I woke up early to a huge storm and it was still pouring after I had finished breakfast. The ruins had been on my wish list for years and I was not prepared for the rain. After looking all... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Since the park and the ruins are actually one in the same, you receive a double treat. The ruins are fantastic, but the walks thru thr jungle and along the small river are equally enchanting. There are miles of trails and you can spend quite a while here. We only had one day, will return for a longer exploration soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Great archeological site. The whole area of the site is quite big with a lot of ruines that are still in really good shape, Had a great time there,

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Tulum, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

you need a guide to enter the national park jungle, we heard and saw the rare howler monkey, learned about so many medicinal Plants, walked in and through so many untouched Mayan ruins, it was mystical and educational, i would reccommend a Mayan guide as it was their ancestors who built it and they have a gentle reverence about the... More 

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