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Address: Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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A spectacular 75-foot high pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichén...

A spectacular 75-foot high pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichén Itzá.

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Majestic Mayan Creation

I've spilled tears of joy when I finally got to see the majestic Castillo. So many years after planning this trip it's happening!! This site radiates so much magic, spiritual... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've spilled tears of joy when I finally got to see the majestic Castillo. So many years after planning this trip it's happening!! This site radiates so much magic, spiritual power, knowledge and history to give...It left me speechless and with a full soul! The best way to see this settlement is to make your way there in the late... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see destination. A UNESCO site that will leave you asking "how did they do that. Very spiritual experience. Well maintained support facility and personal tour guides. Seek out Willi, he is the best guide going! A "must see" destinations!!

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Truly an archeological jewel and a seventh wonder of the world. If you are into ancient history, this is a must see.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Even though this place is a tourist trap, it is a must see for historical value. It is hot, so be prepare.

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Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The history behind the Mayan culture was amazing. They had a astronomy and mathematical background and knowledge. The ruin are still in great shape. It is ashamed people have defaced the temple with graffiti, They no longer let anyone climb the pyramid or enter due to the disrespect. They did have some crazy idea about sacrificing children and prisoners of... More 

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Harrisburg, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

What an amazing site! The history of the Mayan people and their knowledge of astronomy and math is amazing. This site is a "must see" if you're visiting this region of the world.

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

This is the main attraction at Chichen Itza, and definitely worth visiting. Go early before the large number of tour buses arrive.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Impressive temple in Chichen Itza ruins. Make sure you have a tour guide to hear the history behind it. Visitors not allowed to enter the temple.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

It's one of the new 7 wonders of the World it's a must go if in Mexico, Cancun. Have to get a guide in order to understand all the writing on the walls and the ball game.

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Marston Moretaine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Clap your hands and hear the echo, was a really interesting place to visit aand would visit again if in Mexico

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