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“Unbelievably stunning!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kukulcan Pyramid

Kukulcan Pyramid
Piste Yucatan, Chichen Itza, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Chichen Itza
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Owner description: This impressive pyramid dominates Chichén Itzá's landscape, standing an imposing 24 meters high.
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“Unbelievably stunning!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I literally left my guided tour group immediately just to take glorious pictures. It was really amazing to see how they've managed to restore it and the other ruins quite well. And I actually learned about the symbolism of The Snake for the Mayans, it's ironic that they see it as a symbol for fertility and abundance. Oh, and the cool sound you hear when you clap in front of the El Castillo! That was fun. The only downside are the souvenir vendors that seemed to have populated the surrounding areas. I myself couldn't resist buying some though, they were mostly just too persistent! Overall it was a great experience, would definitely come back!

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“HUGE PYRAMID 30 meters high including the temple on top”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

The size of this pyramid, called El Castillo; the different view from every side: the magnificent serpents on the northern side; the meaning of the number of stairs and terraces to coincide with the 365 days of the year, and especially the knowledge that all this was built by the pre-Columbian Maya civilisation somewhere between the 9th and 12th centuries

Visited March 2013
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“Most impressive! It's just a part of a magnificent site!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

The only thing I didn't like was the bombardment of souvenir stands along every path at Chichen Itza.

Visited February 2013
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“stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

this is the main pyramid and has had a good amount of restoration work done. lots of vendors around the area selling stuff

Visited February 2013
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“The trip is worth the trip!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

While on vacation in Cancun we decided to take a trip Chichen Itza to see pyramid and
other buildings. Boy, was it worth the trip! After a journey through the overgrowth we crested the hill to see the pyramid and other
buildings on the plain. You used to be able to climb the pyramid but no more. There is
an arena where the Mayans conducted games with neighboring tribes. The losers
died. The size of this site is immense and
they are still reclaiming from the jungle more
structures.

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