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Address: Izamal, Mexico
Description: Headquarters of Bishop Landa, the friar who both destroyed the ancient...
Headquarters of Bishop Landa, the friar who both destroyed the ancient Mayan civilization by burning its codexes, and preserved it for posterity by providing the only written documentation of Mayan society.
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kinich piramid is the one most interesting

kinich piramid is the one most interesting and still can find items lying on the ground on some sites ,, not valuable items ,, but original pieces of mayan culture ,, ..

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Toluca, Mexico
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Toluca, Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

kinich piramid is the one most interesting and still can find items lying on the ground on some sites ,, not valuable items ,, but original pieces of mayan culture ,, ..

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Merida, Mexico
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Izamal is on our list of must. Sees for all of our house guests. We live in merida so it's an easy trip by car. When you enter and go through the turnstile, and walk up the gradual slope with stairs to the top, the pyramid is revealed and every one of our guests have stood with open mouths speechless... More 

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Calgary
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The ruins are free to visit although one of them is located on private property and inaccessible. The sheer size of the platform bases is astounding when you consider the work involved in construction.

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Oulu, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The monastery and the hill are nice. They are nice for an afternoon walk. The monastery is huge and has still most of its original paintings!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The very first Pueblo Mágico of the Mayas! This is considered the oldest Mayan city ... the ruins give you a great view of the city below if you are willing to climb them. It would be 5 stars but the ruins lack a bit maintenance and the towns population actually cuts through for lunch (we saw several young people... More 

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Holland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It is one of the very few places in Yucatan where you are allowed ther climb the piramide. The view was excellent. We like the town with all its yellow coloured houses. Spend some hours here to enjoy this very original little town.

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San Jose, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Izamal as a whole is a magical city. A good, nicely preserved (and restored) colonial town, with great places to stroll around. There are horse-rides available throughout the city which give an even better vibe. A couple of ruins are in the proximity where you can climb up and see panoramic views. Perfect for spending a couple of hours in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Right in town, easy little walk and worth climbing up for the view- we had the place to ourselves. Although this was a comparatively small site, each one is special

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Izamal, Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Even though the magnificent sculptures that reportedly once adorned their site are probably now housed in the archives of some museum, the powerful energy still exists in this ancient ceremonial center. It's great to meditate on top of some of the pyramids still remaining here, undid turned by throngs of tourists.

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Altadena, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The cool thing about these ruins is that they're in the middle of the small town of Ixmal just blocks from the main square and the historical convent which is the main attraction. You can walk to them yourself or hire one of the horse carriages on the square to take you around. Ixmal is great stop for a couple... More 

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