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Temples of Uxmal

Uxmal, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Uxmal
Type: Historic Sites
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Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
68 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This was in my top 3 favourite ruins, its so worth going here, i wouldnt have known if it wasnt for someone telling me to go as you need to book a day trip from Merida and its not as advertised or as popular as Chichen Itza but it is much more powerful and beautiful! its well worth going here,... More

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Hertfordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This temple is not as popular as Chichen Itza so it had less visitors and is a pure Mayan site The light and sound show is only in Spanish so this was a bit boring if you did not understand the language. Really enjoyed visiting this temple.

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Houston, Texas
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59 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My family and I saw many Mayan complexes on our recent trip to the Yucatan but our Uxmal experience was the best by a long stretch. Some reasons: 1. The approach to the complex along the winding hilly roads is sublime 2. The place is MUCH less crowded than Chichen 3. The Temple of the Magician, in my opinion, is... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

You can still walk through and climb onto parts of these ruins and this gives a better feel for these ruins than the main tourist draw of Chichen Itza (there are also fewer market stands).

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Chicago IL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Site is easily accessed and guides are well-trained and have a passion for their work. Structures are still climbable and some even have modern stairs added on a side so those who feel less-than-comfortable descending the tiny old stairs can still climb to experience the site fully. Unlike Chitchen-itza, no vendors are allowed inside the park so it is possible... More

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New York City, New York
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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

If you thought Chichen-itza was great (which it was) then take it up a notch by visiting Uxmal. You can still climb the pyramid here. Once you're at the top the view is EPIC! The entire city is great. If you enjoy archeological sites then Uxmal is a must. It's not over crowded with tourists and/vendors either. You can easily... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Huge site with great views from various parts of the site. Well preserved buildings and carefully restored. Probably best to visit with a guide to get the best from it. Surprised it's not busier but makes for better pictures. Lots of large iguanas around which add to the interest but as they can sit so still easy to miss them... More

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New York City, New York
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109 reviews 109 reviews
60 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I went with the ATS Ruta Puuc bus that leaves from the Merida second class buss terminal at 8am on Sunday (169 pesos). That bus is great because it allows you to go to many sites but (1) it's quite rushed ie 30-35 minutes per site and (2) its last stop before returning to Merida is Uxmal, which means that... More

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

If you can get there then go to Uxmal. Less visited than other sites. Beautiful structures and good restoration. Easy drive from Merida on very good roads. Hot in the middle of the day. Would go earlier in the day next time. Perfectly good food and coffee over the road from the car park at The Lodge at Uxmal.

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Uxmal is a fairly compact pyramid site in a beautiful setting. We had a very good guide who added to what we know about Mayan architectural and sacred traditions. We were there in the late afternoon, when the light turns the pyramids a golden color.

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