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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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Once you reach it all the vendors and hawkers disappear- it is a sight to behold, and quite easy to get a great photo from any angle or distance. The guides are wonderful and will... read more

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MD, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once you reach it all the vendors and hawkers disappear- it is a sight to behold, and quite easy to get a great photo from any angle or distance. The guides are wonderful and will tell you all you want to know. My favorite part was learning about the acoustics: from hearing your clap come back to you, to the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very crowded but worth visiting. El Castillo is the central temple in Chichen Itza which is a showcase of mayan's astronomical and architenctural skills. Its a master piece among mayan ruins in Yuncatan region - listen to the tour guide explanation.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Castillo is the central temple in Chichen Itza which is a showcase of mayan's astronomical and architenctural skills (See Chichen Itza Equinox). Its a master piece among mayan ruins in Yuncatan region and usually confused with "whole Chichen Itza"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

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 August 15, 2016

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 July 28, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 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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