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Temples of Uxmal

Highway 261, Uxmal, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Uxmal
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
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Owner description: The ruins of an ancient Mayan city.
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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Since I was in 5th grade I have wanted to visit the Mayan Ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula. My present for graduating college was a cruise to any of the Mayan Ruins. I did thorough research through all the different Ruins you can visit from a Carnival Cruise. I am so thankful I picked the Uxmal Ruins!! Many people pick... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Really lucky that the Light Show started up again after being taken out by lightning, as we arrived. The whole Puuc region is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

We chose to visit Uxmal instead of some of the other archaeological sites. we thought it was totally excellent, and definitely worth the trip. We hired a car to get out there from Merida. It was it easy road to travel and an enjoyable journey back. Enjoy these beautiful ruins!

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Antioch, California, United States
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We were on a Carnival Cruise that stopped in Progresso. Our tour was booked through Carnival. We chose the trip to Uxmal vs. the one to Chichen Itza because I had read that you don't get to climb around much on those ruins. We definately got to climb around uxmal. Bring your cell phone to do a panorama from the... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Uxmel ruins are awesome and so much less crowded than Chichen Itza. You can catch a bus from the ADO (Tame) Bus station in Merida. It is best to go as early as possible, I highly recommend the 6am bus run by SUR, which arrives at about 7:30. If you are first in the site then no one is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

When the owner of the Merida bed and breakfast where I was staying described Uxmal as "mystical," I figured he was engaging in hyperbole. He wasn't. It's magic. Huge site. Not overrun by tourists.

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It is less visited by tourists but the site feels a lot more calm and tranquil, it is a big site and took over 2 hours to go round. Do not just go to Chichen Itza, as the best known go to the others you be very surprise of the less known pyramids Go early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We visited Tulum, Coba, and Chichen Itza during our visit to Yucutan but this was by far the best preserved and most impressive of all the sites we saw. The carvings on the stone buildings remain clearly visible (unlike at the other sites); the grounds are well maintained and pleasant; and this was the only one that allowed you to... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you only wish to visit one Mayan Temple while in the Yuctan make it this one. Completely surrounded by jungle and less visited than some of the more famouse ruins.

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Altadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We took a day trip from Merida to Uxmal and of all the ruins we visited including Coban, Izamal, and Ek Balam they were by far the best and the largest complex. Our only regret was that we didn't hire a tour guide. While it's no secret that many of the guides in these areas are great at making up... More

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