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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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Take the jungle tour

I had been to Palenque several times before so said "no" when a guide approached. However, I had my young grandson along so agreed to a jungle tour and was not disappointed. Be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

I had been to Palenque several times before so said "no" when a guide approached. However, I had my young grandson along so agreed to a jungle tour and was not disappointed. Be sure to bargain! Our guide was very good and showed us many medicinal plants, edible plants, mushrooms, trees and their uses, etc. we saw and heard howler... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It is my favorite place in Mexico. There are a lot to see and there are a lot of Maya Tempels to claim. Best thing ever

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I have been to Palenque 4 times. It is famous because it is so well excavated and so much is known of the people and the culture. To have the best experience, get a guide. The signage is poor and the Moon Guide, Lonely Planet etc, have some information but you learn so much more from a good guide. The... More 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is a worthwhile adventure if you are heading out to the cascades ague azul. It is best to hit a couple of these attractions as it is a bit of a drive out of San Cristobal.

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Michigan
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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about National Park of Palenque

Address: Address: Carretera a Palenque- Zona Archaeologica Km. 8, Palenque 29960, Mexico
Phone Number: 019163451758
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  Palenque
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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