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“Absolutely worth it - some tips” 5 of 5 stars
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Temples of Uxmal
Highway 261, Uxmal, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Uxmal
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Owner description: The ruins of an ancient Mayan city.
New York City, New York
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“Absolutely worth it - some tips”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I went with the ATS Ruta Puuc bus that leaves from the Merida second class buss terminal at 8am on Sunday (169 pesos). That bus is great because it allows you to go to many sites but (1) it's quite rushed ie 30-35 minutes per site and (2) its last stop before returning to Merida is Uxmal, which means that if the bus is running late, you will hardly have any time to see Uxmal.

But there is a good news: you can basically forfeit your ATS return leg and stay longer: a AutoSur bus (white and yellow) picks up on the main road just outside the Uxmal site a bit before 6pm. You are better off getting your ticket in the morning to make sure you aren't in the middle of nowhere with no ride.

Uxmal is beautiful and definitely warrants getting a guide so that you can learn all you need to know and benefit from a better understanding of the ruins. You can also climb to the top of the acropolis and just enjoy the views

Carry water because as usual it does get warm, but don't worry there are options near the ticket counter

Visited February 2014
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“As good as Chichen Itza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

If you can get there then go to Uxmal. Less visited than other sites. Beautiful structures and good restoration. Easy drive from Merida on very good roads. Hot in the middle of the day. Would go earlier in the day next time. Perfectly good food and coffee over the road from the car park at The Lodge at Uxmal.

Visited March 2014
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Seattle, WA
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“Uxmal: absolutely worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Uxmal is a fairly compact pyramid site in a beautiful setting. We had a very good guide who added to what we know about Mayan architectural and sacred traditions. We were there in the late afternoon, when the light turns the pyramids a golden color.

Visited March 2014
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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“In our top 3”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

You really shouldn't miss these ruins if you're in the area. They're beautiful, and not as crowded as Chichen Itza or Palenque.

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Cabot, Arkansas, United States
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“Interesting site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Had never seen Mayan ruins before and had read on previous Trip advisor that this was one that you could climb. You couldn't climb the tallest initial one, but you could the second smaller one behind it. Steps were cut small and easy to trip on. Not crowded at all, beautiful site with multiple carved stone buildings and a game field. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Very pristine and not commercialized at all. There was a court of shops right inside the entrance, but other than that just the ruin site. Could see a third pyramid temple in the distance that was still covered with vegetation.

Visited February 2014
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