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Address: Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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Decent site...gave us a perspective of the Mayan culture. Our guide was really knowledgeable and gave us an explanation about some of the rules of the game. Death was just one... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decent site...gave us a perspective of the Mayan culture. Our guide was really knowledgeable and gave us an explanation about some of the rules of the game. Death was just one point away!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

How did they manage to pass a ball in the loops with their hips beats me. Probably the referee within their small huts could have answered. Truly the most amazing playing field ever constructed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Wish there would be some locals imitating the game of the Mayas while we watch this magnificent place. A must see!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Another impressive place in the Chichen Itza area. This huge area give us an idea how they play ball here, the architecture is amazing as well. This historic area left to us, is a reminder of what a smart civilization they were.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

After seeing other ones, this one is huge and the quality of the architecture is amazing and a must see.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Really cool place! Specially the acoustic is awesome, it would be sweet if they still had a demonstration game today.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

This ball game sport arena in ancient city of Chichen Itza is famous for achievement acoustics by an ancient mayan civilization. The inner wall depict brutal scene of sports.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 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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