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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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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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Palenque, a must if you like ruins.

Get there early, so that you can visit with less people. It is a magical place thanks to the beautiful jungle that surrounds these ruins. It is uncommon to visit mayan ruins... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Get there early, so that you can visit with less people. It is a magical place thanks to the beautiful jungle that surrounds these ruins. It is uncommon to visit mayan ruins that let you walk through the inside like you can in the Palacio building. Definitely worth a visit.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Soak this place in. It is truly magical. The buildings are in great shape, being able to walk or climb on all but one temple. The Temple of the Inscriptions was roped off :( I really didn't find it a hassle getting here from La Canada district, Palenque; it actually was very enjoyable. We took a local mini-van from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Wonderful site! We visited with my family of which two children use power wheel chairs. There is a great ramp to access the site from the car park. Once we arrived we could access most of the grounds, however some areas were difficult to get to. We are accustomed to travel and for us it was a matter of problem... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Palenque was one of the most important Mayan cities centuries ago. The temples, palaces, dwellings, etc. that have been resurrected from the jungle are nothing short of amazing. Mexico has had the resources to excavate far more than the similar city of Tikal in Guatemala. It is a must see, but realize that this is very popular both for international... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A little difficult to get to, but amazing when you do. You can hear and see the howler monkeys, wander all over the ruins. Its a little something out of lord of the rings - absolutely stunning!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is one of the most important Maya ruins, and it is spectacular. So many beautiful ruins to explore, and there is a lot of information in Spanish and English along the way. That information, plus our travel book, was enough information for us not to need a guided visit, which can be expensive if you're on a budget. We... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you ever in Mexico, southern Mexico you can not miss visiting Palenque, this is an amazing archaeological site, well kept grounds, TONS of souvenirs and very interesting people that are more than happy to guide you. The town is also great, cafes, restaurants and beautiful areas for your enjoyment.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Lovely part of the world. Lots of wildlife but you will need to get to the quieter parts of the park to actually see some wildlife.

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Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The archeological area of Palenque is so breathtaking! It happens every time I visit, it is like a magic place. Don`t forget to visit the museum which is located before the park, where you can see a replica of the tumb. Bring water, as it is normally very hot and humid.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Simply breath-taking and amazing!! The fact that most of Palenque is hidden in the jungle makes the experience unique. I could travel into the past and imagined the huge city that it was in the old Times. Worth spending a day in it.

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