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Temples of Uxmal

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Address: Highway 261, Uxmal, Mexico
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
Description: The ruins of an ancient Mayan city.
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The Best Ruinas

We spent 3 weeks touring the Yucatan, with copious visits to the Mayan "ruinas" - Chichen'itza, Coba, Tulum, Edzna, Sayil, Kabah, maybe a few more. But - Uxmal is the most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We spent 3 weeks touring the Yucatan, with copious visits to the Mayan "ruinas" - Chichen'itza, Coba, Tulum, Edzna, Sayil, Kabah, maybe a few more. But - Uxmal is the most memorable. It is compact, and the buildings are magnificent, and well restored. You get a real sense of how astounding the culture was - one thousand years ago. We... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I have been to the ruins in palenque, coba, chichen itza and Tulum and I have to say that the ruins in Uxmal are also breathtaking. There is not a big crowd like in the other places but it's worth the visit. The light and sound show at night it's also very interesting. A must go if you go to... More 

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San Diego, CA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We loved the Uxmal ruins. There were many areas to explore, and no crowds despite it being the peak of high season. Most of the day we felt as though we had the place to ourselves. A must see if you are in the Yucatan area, and even if you aren't, its worth making a special trip to visit this... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited Uxmal after Chichen Itza and the two sites couldn't be more different. We toured with a well informed guide who was happy to answer all of our questions. The scale of the site is more intimate allowing the visitor to get up close to the ruins and peer into the temple rooms. After visiting Chichen Itza, we appreciated... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We spent a couple of hours touring the site with a guide. Although we were there late morning, we did not encounter crowds. Our guide pointed out the symbolism on the buildings as well as providing much information about the Mayan civilization. We did not attend the light show. The information that the guide imparted helped us to better understand... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

WOW what a beautiful place. We hit the jackpot of Mayan culture. So many buildings each with a different significance and a story to tell. This was by far the best of what we have seen (Tulum, Chichen Itza) Our guide was so good at inserting us in their time period and culture that we felt like we had attended... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Lovely ruins without the crowds. Nice to drive the Puuc route to see the other local ruins and the Loltun caves

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We visited 11 Mayan sites in the northern Yucatan peninsula in our recent trip and decided that this was definitely the best, for the beauty, grandeur and variety of the individual buildings, for their harmonious arrangement and for the lovely surroundings. It helps that it is usually much quieter than Chichen Itza, Coba or even Tulum. Idle to recount the... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We liked the beauty and serenity at Uxmal -- no vendors, no crowds. The grounds are beautiful and well groomed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Many travel guides advice to visit the site early in the morning to avoid the large groups traveling in busses. We arrived around 3:30 pm at our hotel in Uxmal, planning to relax along the pool and have diner early to be amongst the first visitors the next day. But it was end of january and a north wind was... More 

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