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Temples of Uxmal

Highway 261, Uxmal, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Uxmal
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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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Altadena, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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Chandler, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Just visited this fascinating and very impressive site. Much less crowded then other Mayan sites I've visited. The tour was informative, insightful and the guides are wonderful and knowledgeable. You're able to wonder around on your own if you prefer, which I found quite enjoyable after listening to the guide explain the Mayan history & culture. The location is so... More

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We booked our tour of Uxmal directly through autoprogreso and this is the only way to go. Doing so saved us 50% off Carnivals rate and our group was only 12 so we had lots of one on one interaction. Uxmal is the most magnificent thing i have been blessed to see. It is truly awe inspiring to be at... More

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Milan, Italy
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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

The temple is way less crowded than Chichen Itza, just as good if not better, I really enjoyed it. It s a bit of a drive if you stay in Cancun though, better to spend a night in Merida and go early morning...watch out for snakes!

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

You have to make an effort to get to Uxmal if you don't have your own car. We didn't want to do a tour so we hired a private taxi via our hotel to take us to Uxmal and wait for us there. We were extremely impressed with the ruins complex. The temple of the magicians is unlike any other... More

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Watton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Not so many gift sellers. Has about a dozen shops. Like Chichen Itza once you have bought your ticket you can come and go as many times you like in the one day.

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Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Spent a few hours here and this is a brilliant site. Not too crowded and quite different from Mayapan and Dzibichultan, period wise it fits between the other two sites.

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Naples, Florida, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Not as crowded as some of the other sites. Was even able to climb a pyramid. Our guide was very informative and spoke english well.

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Lynnwood, Washington, United States
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
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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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