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Iximche

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Address: Tecpan, Chimaltenango, Guatemala, Panajachel, Guatemala
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First Time Mayan

Great place to stop for an hour or two either in its own right of on the way to Panajachel. As others have said, this is not in Panajachel but about half way between Antigua and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
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Chicago
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great place to stop for an hour or two either in its own right of on the way to Panajachel. As others have said, this is not in Panajachel but about half way between Antigua and Panajachel. We went on New Years day, so there were lots of locals at the site, maybe more on a regular say. The site... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I was based in Antigua and took a day trip to Iximche by chicken buses. You would take a bus from Antigua to Chimaltenango, then from Chimal to Tecpan. If you don't want to walk from Parque Centro to the site outside Tecpan, you can take a collectivo from centro for Q3. The site is relatively small and Plaza D... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We stopped here on the way to Laguna Lodge and found it to be a great stop about half way to the lake. Pedro our driver organised a guide who was very knowledgable on the area and as we were not going to see Tikal this was a perfect add-on for our Lake Atitlan stay.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We got to stop here on our travel day. Never expected to get to see Mayan ruins. Scenery is very nice. Very clear and nice area. So glad that we stopped and spent some time here, even though it is not as famous.

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Manawa, wi
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I have traveled all over the world visiting ruins and although this city and it's buildings were small they were still worth seeing. It is a nice park setting where you can sit down and have a picnic while enjoying the views.While we were there the Mayan Shamans were performing a traditional ceremony which was neat to see.

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San Clemente, California
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This small site is nestled in the hills of the Highlands. The ruins are not well exposed (only the foundations remain), but you can see the lay-out and envision the city life. Very good markers with explanations in spanish/english. Guides are available on site and are very well versed on the site and personable. I suggest going if you have... More 

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Gaziantep, Turkey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We were lucky to have an expert in the family tell us all about the history of this place which is phenomenal. I would suggest getting someone who knows about this and please, respect the land.

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Panajachel, Guatemala
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

IThe site is immaculate and very accessable. like many smaller sites it is still under excavation. The park is mystical and big enough to give the kids a place to run and play. -http://didreyfus.wordpress.com/?s=Iximche

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
35 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I am not one who really enjoys visiting ruins. The day was rainy and cool and we were unprepared. Caught in a downpour we huddled under a tree getting soaked. There was not enough covered shelter for all the visitors. The location is quite lovely. Very green and lush. The ruins have been restored. Our guide did an average job... More 

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Tecpan, Guatemala
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a significant historical site which was the capital of the Kachiquel Maya when the Spanish arrived in 1524. Lots of great stories around it. It is outside of Tecpan, Chimaltenango and not in or near Panajachel, Solola. We send all of our visitors and volunteers there.

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