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Iximche

Panajachel, Guatemala
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Type: Ancient Ruins
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
35 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Antigua, Guatemala
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A friend and I (both bilingual Spanish-English) went out to Iximche on a Monday. True to every account I had heard, the museum is closed on Monday. So, I can't speak on that. Our guide (Miguel) spoke very little English, but he was knowledgeable about the ruins and the history. (And he understood a fair amount of English; so if... More

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Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A good experience for people interested in learning more about the Mayan history in this region. I didn't have time to book a Tikal tour, so this was a great way to spend the morning. Very well kept, our guide was very informative. It helps to have a translator with you if you don't speak Spanish.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

As far as ruins go, this one does not WOW you...the most interesting part was someone flying a drone.

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Antigua, Guatemala
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Get a good guide and if you don't speak Spanish go with someone who does so they can translate. I know we missed some, bot even though a lot of it is flat it is still quite a learning experience.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Modest museum at the entrance will give you the lay of the land. Hire one of the guides available and it will make all the difference in your enjoyment and knowledge. Not an easy place to figure out without a guide. Very well kept and if you go in the morning, you will beat the crowds. The far end is... More

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Iximché was a pleasant surprise! It's a small Mayan archaeological site, located about two hours away from Guatemala City, which can be an option for those traveling with little time. Must note that it is labeled (here in Tripadvisor) as being located in Panajachel, but it's actually about an hour and a half away (driving); it's located near the town... More

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Quetzaltenango
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

It is a small site, worthit if you do not have time to go to Tikal or Copan, or if you like Mayan history.

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Reston, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This didn't take much time to cover the site. The museum is limited. Some interesting artifacts and information.

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