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Temples of Uxmal

Highway 261, Uxmal, Mexico
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Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
Description: The ruins of an ancient Mayan city.
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Lynnwood, Washington, United States
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123 reviews 123 reviews
75 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

South of Merida is where you will find the Uxmal Ruins (pronounced oosh mahl). This is an impressive Maya archaeological site with some fascinating structures that display ornamentation that adds to the appeal. Uxmal was an important city that extended to nearby towns of Labna, Xlapak, Kabah, and Sayil. Xumal means “Thrice Built” in Mayan and is reported to have... More

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San Jose, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We started our trip in Chetumal where I left my car in the hotel we stayed, and took a first class ADO bus with AC to Merida, with a subsequent connection to Uxmal. A long drive , though. After checking in the Hotel Hacienda Uxmal (see separate review) we just enjoyed the hotel and relaxed at the pool. The next... More

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Sydney, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Beautiful Archeological Site to visit. Lovely setting and on our visit not too crowded. Very hot but enough shade to comfortably enjoy the sites. Really loved the climb of the large pyramid and the view overlooking the surrounding jungle. A must see for anyone visiting this area.

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Mesa, Arizona
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you are visiting in Yucatan Uxmal is the place to be. We had such a great tour guide who provided lots of information about the ruins and interesting facts. Plan on being her for about 2 to 3 hours at least. There is so much to see and many photo opportunities. The best part was being able to climb... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Clean, calm, well maintained and breathtaking these ruins are what Chichen Itza should be. Guides are available in multiple languages and there is a multi Language book shop. No flea market clutter here!

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Francais a Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

One of the most impressive mayan site of Yucatan. Very well preserved pyramids. The area is big so you have to consider half a day for visiting it. A little bit less crowded than Chichen-Itza but come early for a better experience (before the tourist buses).

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place is a hidden jewel of the Mayan Ruins. This is where mayan civilization also tookplace and continued along the peninsula. This is a place in which everyone should go see. Not sure why this is not an advertised place when it has a lot of history as well. A must see.

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Muscat, Oman
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was our first Mayan site. It is not huge but big enough! 3 to 4 hours is a good length of time for the visit. The remains are well presented and there are plenty of English speaking guides available for the tour. We did not go on a bus tour. Huge crocodile chains of 50 people who always have... More

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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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363 reviews 363 reviews
131 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Wonderfull Maya archeological site inside lucious gardens. Here you climb on some of the ruins and take wonderful pictures. No market place inside like in Chichen Itza everywere shady places to take rest

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

not that Chichen Itza wasn't amazing, but there was a different feeling at Uxmal. we had a better guide and a smaller tour. it was much less crowded and less touristy. but still impressive and beautiful. the ball court here was better, and you can climb the big pyramid! the complex is vast with a lot of different structures. glad... More

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