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National Park of Palenque

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Address: Carretera a Palenque- Zona Archaeologica Km. 8, Palenque 29960, Mexico
Phone Number: 019163451758
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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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Ruins and Jungle

These were the most impressive ruins in Mexico. You walk through perfect jungle listening to howler monkeys - very atmospheric. When you get to the clearing to see the ruins it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Very hot. We took a English speaking guide for a hour. 2 of us for 400pesos. Not terrible. Very informative. I loved hearing about the culture and the meaning of the murals on the walls. Bring water plenty of vendors outside to hassle you. Take a guide it's worth it. Without a guide. I would give it a 2-3.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

These were the most impressive ruins in Mexico. You walk through perfect jungle listening to howler monkeys - very atmospheric. When you get to the clearing to see the ruins it is quite an experience. What I love most about these ruins is that they are jutting out from the jungle. It looks very much like the archaeological sites you... More 

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Wirral UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

While the Mayan ruins are the real draw here, the surrounding forest is very impressive. We were fortunate to have a guide travelling with us with us that knew some interesting routes through the forest. Palenque is a little off the beaten track for many and he park was pleasantly quiet.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The ruins at Palenque was one of the major reasons for visiting Mexico. Although it is not the largest of the ruins that we have seen it still is quite majestic. Highly Recommended!

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

The structures are very impressive, the jungle surrounding the ruins is amazing and worth spending some time walking around before entering the ruins. As with many other ruins sites we found it busy in the morning, I think it is because of busses of package tourists arriving on route to another destination, if you wait them out it becomes more... More 

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Queretaro, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It is hard to decide what I enjoyed more about my visit to Palenque. While the structures themselves are incredible and the Mayan history is very rich, the tropical vegetation surrounding the ruins is equally impressive. I could easily spend the afternoon walking around the Palenque grounds exploring the forests and relaxing near the ruins. Although it is a tourist... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Go to the nearby restaurant and backpacker hostel (the name escapes m) and ask to do a jungle tour. There are 2 brothers that run the tours and both are extremely knowledgeable, fun and friendly. The experience we had i still count as the best day of my life. Try it. You will not regret it.

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Puebla, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The park is amazing you will be in touch with nature and you can know more about the mayans, being in the middle of the jungle makes this place unique and the heat bearable.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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