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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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Fabulous Chichen Itza site

Bring your camera and a notebook. You should see my photos on great blue skty and white puffy cloud day! Temp was 38C/100F but humidity was low, so very tolerable, In summer it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 3, 2016
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Oakfield, Nova Scotia
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Oakfield, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Bring your camera and a notebook. You should see my photos on great blue skty and white puffy cloud day! Temp was 38C/100F but humidity was low, so very tolerable, In summer it gets hot.-- in fact in May it gets to 45C. Great mayan guide who spoke three languages, extremely literate in English, I had read a lot on... More 

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York, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This pyramid is a great reason to visit Chichen Itza! Built by the Mayans, there are many aspects that relate to the Mayan calendar and forecasting the weather. A guide is a necessity to ensure you hear all the fascinating history and intricate details of this magnificent feat of engineering A must see at Chichen Itza!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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