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National Park of Palenque
Carretera a Palenque- Zona Archaeologica Km. 8, Palenque 29960, Mexico
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8-Day Best of Mexico Tour: Mexico City to Cancun
Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Palenque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Swimming, Walking, City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: A wide variety of pyramids, temples and sculptures have all been found at this famous Mayan archaeological site.
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This visit should take at least 4 hours. I recommend you buy a guide outside of the site before getting to Palenque ( frommer or other) that explains the ruins a bit more. Early in the morning is definetly the best time to go. Wear good shoes and be ready to climb up lot's of steps.


It's awesome to see the ruins of this city built so long ago in history.

Visited March 2014
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“A Definite Go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Beautiful scenery and jungle, the mountains here are lush and green. Wildlife and flora abound, so much to see!

Visited February 2014
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“Take a stroll among the Mayan pyramids of Palenque”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I've now been to Palenque 3 times and it's always worth a visit. There is no doubt that it's one of the best major attractions in southern Mexico.

If you want to get the best out of Palenque (especially for photographs) then my recommendation is to take an easy stroll around the ruins spending half a day there. Climb whatever pyramid you can for views and to check out the stone carvings around each pyramid. Don't forget to go on the waterfall trail which takes you into the jungle where you eventually have to descend some steps which lead to a waterfall as well as a few lesser pyramids. You also might be lucky to spot a Howler Monkey. Enjoy the sceneries.

The place is also full of souvenir sellers.

Visited April 2013
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“Amazing Palenque”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

If you do not walk the trail down to the museum after seeing the main structures...you will miss lovely waterfalls and some nice small moss covered ruins.

Visited February 2014
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“The most amazing ruins that I have visited in all Mexico”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

If you want to get in touch with the Mayan culture, you have to visit this place. It is a beautiful area within the jungle. We visited during the month of February and the weather was perfect. I am planning to go back and stay longer.

Visited February 2014
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