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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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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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Amazing Mayan Ruins, a must see for travellers to Chiapas Mexico

Amazing Mayan Ruins in an extensive national park. There are many palaces and burial pyramids with a huge collection of unexcavated ruins to hike to and explore. This site is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia

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Warsaw, Poland
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful Mayan ruins in a natural park where you can actually climb the piramids and have a great downhill stroll along a natural river. The place would be even more beautiful if there were less stalls and artisan vendors who really spoil the experience and are a pain. One would love to enjoy this place in peace which would be... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing Mayan Ruins in an extensive national park. There are many palaces and burial pyramids with a huge collection of unexcavated ruins to hike to and explore. This site is extensive and some of the tour guides are very knowledgeable. Some of the tour guides can be pushy and they operate in a cue like a taxi line where they... More 

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth climbing into palace through tunnels and don't miss the museum as well as the buildings with structures on top unlike Uxmal and Chitin Itza.

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Litvinov, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place - amazing natural and historic. You can walk there many hours. Tip - there are monkeys on the trees.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best visited in the mid to late afternoons as many tour buses arrive between 9am and noon. If looking for an English speaking "official" guide ask for Edgar. Mondays they were cutting the grass in the plaza area so that really interfered with the tranquility of the place.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes. All of what you want, and have heard about is at hand to expand your Mayan Cultural Ruinas Experience here. My favorite Mayan Site with other important sites only two hours away by car or collectivo. Now you can fly directly to Palenque on Interjet Airlines for peanuts, so the place that was hard to get to is one... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When You reach Palenque, sudenly, You see yourself In an ancient Mayan city...splendid, huge. All around You the Temple of the Cross, the Temple of the Inscriptions, the Temple of the Jaguar...and In the center the Palace! You can imagine Pakal, ruler of Palenque, majestically descending from his Palace revered by his people. Protected by the forest it escaped the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The price of admission to the park does not include entrance to the Ruins-you have to pay for that separately. But it does allow you into a really cool little eco-park near the Palenque Ruins entrance that I recommend.

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend suggested I visit Palenque, so I spent eight hours on an ADO bus from Merida (and mucho dinero) to get there but it was "vale la pena," as the Mexicans say. I thought it best not to spend 500 pesos to sleep on a hammock in the jungle since I'm a woman traveling alone. Instead, I paid 1,800... More 

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous jungle walk (steep & slippery) to see or just hear Howler Monkeys, Toucan, Termites & ruins still covered in vegetation including the swimming pool & walk through the aqueduct that serviced it. Then, via many roadside traders, enter the site of the ruins (see separate listing) which I enjoyed more than Chichen Itza as you can scramble over them.... More 

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