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National Park of Palenque

Chiapas, Palenque, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Palenque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, National Parks
Activities: Walking, Group tours/bus tour, Swimming, City walk sightseeing
Description: A wide variety of pyramids, temples and sculptures have all been found at this famous Mayan archaeological site.
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Miami
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80 reviews 80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Ruins are a must. Dont make the mistake of entering and exiting in the same place. Enter thru the main area but use the other exit that will make you walk through a path in the forest and will put you near a small river. You will also be able to see some of the buildings that have been... More

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Cisterna di Latina, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

wow, wonderful experience. one day isn't enough to see everything. wonderful wonderful wonderful v wonderful wonderful!

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Durham, North Carolina
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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

You can climb on the ruins and they are well maintained. I liked how they explained what the ruins are like before restoration. Some of the buildings were really nice. The ball court WAS NOT. Much less crowded, expensive, and commercial (people trying to sell you things) than Chichen-Itza. We were in a hurry and doing a long drive so... More

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Torun, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

For me THE BEST thing to see in Mexico! Especially with the quide, with whom You have to bargain but it is worth it. There are not so many people trying to sell You local products (like in Chichen Itza... terrible!). You can walk there, not being interrupted ald admire riuns. It's not so expensive also. It's a MUST SEE... More

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

i love these ruins, I traveled solo here and i had a great time, met lots of cool people. This place is very mystical.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A fantastic morning in the ruins. Get there early (it opens at 8am) to avoid the crowds. A picture perfect setting of ruins amongst a lush Mexican jungle backdrop, with howler monkeys and cicadas providing the background sounds. The ruins are truly majestic, I can't quite believe you're allowed to climb them! Just make sure you're wearing comfy shoes, there... More

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Izamal, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful sacred sites in all of the Mayan lands! A visit to the museum near the site is also a must.

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sydney
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you've visited chichenitza and thought it was amazing then you should also see palenque. Though smaller it has a better jungle charm to it rather than crowds and crowds of ppl walking around with umbrellas like chichenitza. You can still see some of the pigment colouring on some of the walls We spent about 1.5 hrs in the ruins... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Hiked for almost 2 hours into the jungle. We learned alot about the local plants and animals. We also were shown a hidden Maya temple deep in the jungle.

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is definitely worth the trip to see, out of all the ruins i saw in Mexico this was by far the best, our guide was fantastic and did a great group discount it is worth having a guide for here, its such an amazing place to see. Only 2% has been uncovered here and it also boasts having the... More

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