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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 #2 of 8 Attractions in Palenque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, National Parks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Swimming, Walking, 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: Group tours/bus tour, Swimming, Walking, 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Amazing place. Worth visiting and worth every money although very cheap. The area, paths and grass around well kept. There is a beautiful waterfall near the museum. I REALLY recommend this place to anyone visiting Mexico.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I can not believe the energy of this place! The ruins are impressive and be able to walk through all this makes the ride even more spectacular. In one of the temples is possible to climb the stairs to a high point which serves as a sort of observatory, taking a broad view of the park. Amazing !!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Palenque is extraordinary and to get the most out of it, use the services of a local guide. Of the 10 Mayan sites I saw, including Teotihuacan, Tikal, Tulum, Yaxchiulan, Uxmal, Bonompak, Monte Alban and Chichen Itza, it was in the top three. It's a large and extensive site set in virgin jungle at the foothills of the Usumacinta Mountains... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I've visited Chichen Itza, Teotihuacan, Tulum and Monte Alban, and I liked Palenque most. I particularly enjoyed its dramatic jungle setting. As for Mayan ruins I'd take Tikal in Guatemala over Palenque. All-in-all, a really enjoyable day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Birding is very good throughout and there are many places to stay and eat. Black Howler Monkeys are also fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

One of the highlights of my trip around Mexico, would highly recommend a visit. Take plenty of water with you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Palenque is incredible. The area to explore is massive! Climbing the ruins is the obvious attraction, but I highly suggest walking the trails in the forest. There are a few paths at the top of the site that lead to more structures. Then there is a path down the mountain (towards the museum) that is beautiful! There is a waterfall... More 

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