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Temples of Uxmal

Highway 261, Uxmal, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Uxmal
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
Description: The ruins of an ancient Mayan city.
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Of all the Maya cities we visited whilst in Mexico, this had to be one of my favourites. The style of the magician's pyramid is different from anything else we saw, with it's curved 'corners', and solid, uncluttered style. The whole site is well preserved or restored so it is easier to understand the workings of the city than in... More

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Saint Nicolas, Belgium
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156 reviews 156 reviews
81 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We enjoyed this visit very much. Uxmal is very different from other temples we saw earlier. You can climb on top of one of the temple and have a great view. Uxmal is not to be missed! The chocolat museum is next to the parking of Uxmal and also worth a visit.

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Pleasant Garden, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We decided to hire William Lawson Yucatan Excursions again for going to the Mayan Ruins. They provide such a pleasurable time. We would definitely recommend this company. On our ride to Uxmal we stopped at several places to enjoy the sites of the country side, One of the sites was a garden where you could look out and see Uxmal... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited in the evening to see the light show. You have to buy into the history to enjoy this, I personally loved it, it was a humid warm night, the bats living in the temple gave a great show at dusk and as you watch the light show with the temples on the hill and the magicians palace changing... More

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The evening light show at Uxmal is not to be missed. It gives you a complete history of the site along with an entertaining, culturally accurate audio re-enactment of life at Uxmal. Go once, go twice! Then be sure to go during the daytime to explore the ruins up close. The carvings are exquisite and the views from the top... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My friends and I picked visiting Uxmal over Chichen Itza on our trip to Mexico and in my opinion it was definitely worth it. The ruins were vast and amazing (the Magician's Pyramid in particular), and they even let you climb the Great Pyramid, which makes for some great pictures. I would recommend getting the tour guide as they explained... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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31 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is my favorite Mayan city. The level of detail in every building and the size of the city are just unique. Try to catch the local birds that live in the main building, the colors are unique and beautiful. Avoid holidays or noon visits, heat and humidity can be very aggressive.

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Utica, MS
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17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A few years ago we visited the ruins at Chichen Itza, which were great, but also extremely crowded, hot, and swarming with vendors who made everyone's lives miserable. With that in mind we were apprehensive of another ruins tour but decided to give Uxmal a try. We booked our tour through Autoprogreso at considerable savings off of the cruise ship... More

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Dexter, Missouri
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Mom and I toured Uxmal as part of an excursion on our cruise last month. Our ship docked in Progreso and we took a bus from the peir to the ruins. I don't know how much it costs to get in because we paid Carnival for our excursion and they took care of the rest. You enter the ruins after... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

A wonderful and interesting place! We went on a private tour from Merida with Jesus from William Lawson. A very informative and friendly fellow. I would recommend for sure. We had lots of time and the place was pretty empty on a Monday morning. I think we only saw about 5 other people there. An excellent way to spend a... More

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