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Tonina

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Address: East of Ocosingo | Ocosingo, Chiapas, Mexico, Chiapa de Corzo, Mexico
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A don't skip the museum

This is an impressive 70 meter tall site, that can be seen for miles. Tonina is not visited frequently, as it is a bit off the 'beaten path'. Although it can be accessed from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is an impressive 70 meter tall site, that can be seen for miles. Tonina is not visited frequently, as it is a bit off the 'beaten path'. Although it can be accessed from San Cristobal or Palenque, it's closest to the city of Ocosingo. Tonina is an active archaeological site, with new tombs, carvings and murals being found frequently.... More 

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Norway
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Take a taxi, 100 pesos, from Ocosingo and explore this little visited ruin. The view from the top is unbeatable! Make sure to visit the on site museum as well. Combis are a good way to take you back to Ocosingo.

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Alamo, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

An amazing site that is far less visited than Palenque. We had the place to ourselves. The ruins and museum are first rate, with so much still unexcavated. The climb to the top was worth it because the view of the valley and surrounding mountains were breathtaking. I could see how the kings of Toniná believed they were godlike in... More 

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Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This site is easily accessible via public transport. We took OCC bus from San Cristobal to Ocosingo for around 74 pesos each way, the ride to Ocosingo took around 2 1/2 hours. From the OCC terminal we took a taxi to the mercado for around 25 pesos. I think the taxi driver said he'd take us to the ruins for... More 

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Tampico, Mexico
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It is a good option if you are in san cristobal and want to visit some archeological sites.... Palenque is further away, so tonina is worth the visit, and has STUNNING VIEWS

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Mexico Beach, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Lovely lovely. This arqueological site is a must in your visit to Chiapas. And if you want to enhance it please hire a tour guide that is called Eliseo. He made our visit Beautiful!

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Gorey, Ireland
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141 reviews 141 reviews
70 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a harder site to reach than some others but it does have something really fresh about it. There are buses or day trips from San Cristobal. Journey is interesting in itself. We saw charcoal being made and a dead snake impaled on a sharp stick! The site is fairly recent and still visible from the road. Most other... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

At 4 in the morning we were picked up by our driver for a 5 hour drive to Palenque. Leaving from casa San Cristobal we stopped for breakfast just as it was turning light. Then, unbeknownst to us, our driver took us to a lesser known archeological dig TONINA. To say that this became the highlight of the day would... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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137 reviews 137 reviews
40 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This Mayan site is HUGE and underdeveloped which gives it great authenticity. There is a small museum at the base and then a 1/2 mile hike to the ruins. From there it is a long multi storied hike up the seven pyramid levels to the top. At the fifth level there is a huge and amazing carved relief wall telling... More 

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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very nice place with Maya ruins. Despite there ane practically no organized trips its simple to reach the place via publc transport form palenque or San Cristobal. I reccomende to use OCC or ADO busses (they are more expensive than collectivos, but much more comfortable) into Ocosingo and from market!!! it is only 15 min by collectivos. Marker is in... More 

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