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National Park of Palenque

Address: Chiapas, Palenque, Mexico
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8-Day Best of Mexico Tour: Mexico City to Cancun
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Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Palenque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Historic sites, National Parks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking, Group tours/bus tour, Swimming, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: A wide variety of pyramids, temples and sculptures have all been...
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Type: Ancient ruins, Historic sites, National Parks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking, Group tours/bus tour, Swimming, City walk sightseeing
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: A wide variety of pyramids, temples and sculptures have all been found at this famous Mayan archaeological site.
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80 reviews 80 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Willits, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

we were lucky enough to see and hear howler monkeys, saw pottery shards all along the hike, learned about so many traditional healing plants, it was the Temple of Bloom! not Doom at all, our 17 and 11 year old were captivated, get a guide and prepare to be blown away, i would recommend a Mayan guide since it was... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

a very beautiful place. they have kept it very natural and protected the environment. lots of resorts there. the ruins museum and waterfalls are all not very far from each other so can be easily visited. not to venture alone after dark.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is simply the most beautiful ruins in entire Mexico! Very green and jungle all around this small ruins but the feel of well preserved and still virgin environment. There is also very beautiful nature around it and lots of monkeys and live parrots and their voices and screams add a very unique and authentic atmosphere to this magic place!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I can't say that we were bowled over by Palenque. It was partly the timing of our visit: we were there in the last days of the Mexican new year holidays, which meant that the place was overrun with visitors. But it was also the fact that the site is now nicely laid out, with neat paths going from one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Its extremly beautiful. Please keep it this way by respecting the land. I want to get married here. If anyone can give me details on how to go about that please reply :) A jungle wedding sounds extremly beautiful and romantic!

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