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National Park of Palenque

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 Attractions in Palenque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, National Parks, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Swimming, Walking, City walk sightseeing
Hours:
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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Saugerties, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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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South Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

After nearly 40 years, I returned to Palenque. It was even more amazing and beautiful than I remembered. While this is a less frequented site, it was well worth our trip. My wife and I vowed to return one day! Enchanting!

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South Egremont, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Able to get good feel for Mayan culture. Nice presentation. Most info in Spanish and English. Worth the money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Palenque is the best Mayan ruins I've ever visited in Mexico! Really loved the place surrounded by the deep green jungle. The access is very easy, just grab a "colectivo" to the "ruinas" in the centro downtown. I highly recommend to arrive at the park at 8am, so you can be the first visitor to enjoy nice mystic atmosphere of... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I liked everything. Please stay in the Villa Mercedes Hotel in Palenque is worth it, the place is super nice and in the jungle close to the ruins. try it!!

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Ruins are a must. Dont make the mistake of entering and exiting in the same place. Enter thru the main area but use the other exit that will make you walk through a path in the forest and will put you near a small river. You will also be able to see some of the buildings that have been... More 

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Cisterna di Latina, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

wow, wonderful experience. one day isn't enough to see everything. wonderful wonderful wonderful v wonderful wonderful!

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

You can climb on the ruins and they are well maintained. I liked how they explained what the ruins are like before restoration. Some of the buildings were really nice. The ball court WAS NOT. Much less crowded, expensive, and commercial (people trying to sell you things) than Chichen-Itza. We were in a hurry and doing a long drive so... More 

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