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Gran Juego de Pelota

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Address: Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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Look for the friezes under the rings

I am no Mayan expert but there are some pretty amazing friezes under the two rings. Pictures of decapitated heads with 7 strands of blood shooting out! This is what happened if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am no Mayan expert but there are some pretty amazing friezes under the two rings. Pictures of decapitated heads with 7 strands of blood shooting out! This is what happened if you lost the game! Tough.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As with all of the ancient wonders do get a really good guide to help you understand the meaning of the structures and the Mayan way of life. If you look at this with uintrained eyes all you will see are four walls with temples at each end. Ranquel explained what the prlota was all about Mayan games with a... More 

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Dongguan, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing stadium where ancient people invented a kind of football or soccer game mixed with execution of slaves in homage to their gods. Unbelieveble histories

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

No matter how many time I've been explained what was this game like, I'll never understand/believe how the Mayans were playing it! It's not an easy shot, to launch a heavy ball up high, through a tiny loop by the walls! That's extreme proficiency in sports.

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Pico Rivera, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Loved this court. Amazing and beautiful. The walls are filled with Mayan hieroglyphics. A true time warp.

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Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The size of this field is huge and it's really well preserved. I recommend you to take the tour with a guide so that you get a real image of what was in stake during one of those games.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Seeing where they supposedly play games to the death was interesting. The hieroglyphs supposedly shows warriors playing a ball game and the beheading of people chosen to be sacrificed.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

I couldn't imagine this place. I was curious, it's something wonderful to see with your own eyes the history. I say thank you every day for this tour. It was magnificent. Great place to go.

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Altoona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The history here is absolutely amazing to learn about, but it's hard to take it all in when you feel like a piece of fried chicken! I was here a few years ago in the dead of summer (June/July), and as interesting as the tour was, I had a hard time focusing on anything other than finding some shade. The... More 

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Managua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is something magic, you can here somebody speaking using their normal voice volumen from 300 o 500 feet away like they are at you side. This mayas where incredible.

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