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El Castillo

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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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One of the best Mayan ruins in the world

If you're in the Yucatan and miss this then you're dumb. Other than Tikal, these are the best Mayan ruins in the world. Stay in the park for a great experience and beat the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Vijante-gigante
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in the Yucatan and miss this then you're dumb. Other than Tikal, these are the best Mayan ruins in the world. Stay in the park for a great experience and beat the crowds by exploring a couple hours before the buses arrive. Great night shows, too.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Must be the most popular Mayan ruins not the best and very crowed, Best to get there very early when they open and before all the tour buses arrive and before it get hot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For you visit to this part of Mexico, please put this on your list. Its something you must see for yourself, if you're not going as part of tour group please hire a guide. What they will tell you about this building and how it was built will impress you.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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