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Temples of Uxmal

Highway 261, Uxmal, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Uxmal
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
Owner description: The ruins of an ancient Mayan city.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
Owner description: The ruins of an ancient Mayan city.
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Seattle, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

A fascinating ruins area. Smaller than Chichen Itza, but very interesting and beautiful. Plus we could climb the grand pyramid (not the one by the entrance). We actually took a tour to get there from Merida, including a guide at the sight. It was well worth it. The history and trivia that were provided were very helpful and interesting.

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Halblech, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

These pyramides and ruins are well worth visiting, all in good conditions and not as full as chichen itza. we also enjoyed the evening light and Sound Show, which costs extra. there it is worthwhile buying the headphones, you have to leave a document till you give them back.

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Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Don't debate it - visit here Two halves to this review - Night Show and Day Visit (recall paying approx $450 pesos each for both) Night Show Despite my butchering of the Spanish language I was able to pick up bits of the story of the Night Show from visits to other ruins across the Yucutan. I just sat there... More 

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

More intimate and religious in atmosphere than Chichen Itza, these ruins have a magical air about them. Intricate carvings that tell a story - you must take a guide to help understand and to ensure you don't miss any of the key ones. For me, these are the must see Mayan ruins. The sound and light show was a disappointment.... More 

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Edinburg, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Sad to say we got here late due to the wonders of the Ruta Puuc. Our lateness was saved by the Light Show after the Park closed. This light show was informative and exciting. The rain God was featured around the intriguing open space. We joined in the chant to the rain God and to our wondering eyes rain appeared.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My wife, two year old and myself went and it is incredible to see how these ruins are built and preserved. Awe inspiring to think that this place is over 1000 years old! I would suggest on going. We did have a tour guide but did see a lot of people without a tour guide. The guide we had was... More 

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Suita-shi, Osaka, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It was really amazing place to feel Mayan Civilization. You can see impressive green horizontal line from the top of La Gran Piramide. Visitor is not so much, so that you can spend very calm and peaceful time among Mayan Ruins.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Go there early in the morning, before busloads arrive. The night show is okay, but nothing spectacular. In the daylight the temples are much more impressive.

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Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I visited Uxmal with some friends but without the tour guide. It was still amazing. It wasn't as crowded or touristy as Chichen-Itza. Great photo ops. And really just some beautiful scenery. This is a place where you could hire a tour guide or do it on your own and have a great experience either way. Between Chichen-Itza and Uxmal,... More 

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Chico, California
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My boyfriend and I are the type of travelers who prefer to stay away from the crowds if at all possible, and we really enjoyed Uxmal for that. We'd read bad things about the commercial crowd at Chichen Itza, and chose here instead. It was pretty cool to see so many temples, including one that they're still currently restoring from... More 

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