Temple of the Warriors
Temple of the Warriors
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msa23_2000
Chino Hills, CA1,434 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
We did not spend as much time here but it has the rows of columns that are perfectly aligned regardless of the angle you look at them. It is bigger and goes deeper than you first think so take a walk around. You came to Chichen Itza, might as well walk over and see it.
Written November 22, 2020
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Kev D
Calgary18 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
Visited many ruins in Mexico, Guetemala and around the world and Chichen Itza is very disappointing.

The pyramids, buildings, platforms, walls and other structures on site are VERY nice and interesting BUT it is overrun wih people and worst, HUNDREDS of sellers within the boundaries of the site.

Every paths is lined up with them. And they bombard you with the stupidest catch lines. And they all sell the same stuff (being polite here! ).

There is no peace, no place to escape, no way to quietly enjoy the site.

Visited in October, low season and even then, there were over 20 giant busses and the dozens of groups that come with them.

If you take a tour, which we did, it's eternally long; about 3 hours round trip PLUS about one hour each way to pickup / drop off visitors. The buffet one the way was as expected awful. The sinkhole was beautiful BUT again overrun with people... very sad.

So 8 hours on a bus for bad food and crowded sites.

You want to see a nice archeological site, without necessarily trekking in the jungle, visit MONTE ALBAN in Oaxaca Mexico. Amazing in comparison.

If you absolutely have to visit Chichen Itza, rent a car or go in a private small tour VERY EARLY. And pick your own restaurant.
Written October 15, 2013
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Kates_Travels
Boston, MA177 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2010
I went with my family and found it be very cool and different. Bring your camera !! Lots of photo moments, and lots of cool site seeing within it. It is alot of walking, so bring a backpack, water and good shoes. Where ever you go you are going to be walking to that destination.

Positives+
* Actual real pyramids
* Can walk up close to the pyramids ( cant climb them anymore )
* You can get a tour guide or walk alone
* You dont have to travel to egypt to see pyramids ! :)
* Family fun
Negitives -
* People are always trying to get you to buy cheap products ( they hover )
* As i remember it was expensive
* Not near the hotel zone so its a long drive
* You dont get alot of info when walking alone instead of a tour guide

I had a fun time, most people like it, its a good family adventure tour, but be prepared to spend money.
Written July 6, 2011
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Milica R
Budapest, Hungary2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited Chicheniza with my two kids and had a great time. If you are interested in History then you can't miss seeing this ancient city. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we actually learned few things that you can't find in the Textbooks. Site is in Jungle , 200 km from the Cancun but we took luxury bus ride which made our travel very comfortable. I see people are complaining about to many stands with souvenirs , but it did not bother me , they were just trying to make a living selling you staff for as low as one dollar which is 10x less then in resort . But I would recommend you to go in winter when is not hot or humid.
Written January 12, 2014
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3579sally
Buenos Aires, Argentina78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
The site itself is stunning. I didn't know that much about these people or ruins and I found the experience (once I go there) a great site. I do rate this a must see historical site.

However, we did what we hate and went on an organised tour from our hotel, big bus, noisy annoying conductor and lots of people. We didn't arrive at the site till 2pm as we had many toilet breaks, a lunch break at an overwhelming touristy Buffett. This did however, include a swim at a sink hole which was nice.

If I was to do this again I would rent a car, get a map and a good guide book. Our huge bus passed through many little towns and local eating places , which for us would have been our preferred option.
Written July 10, 2014
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Miles Archer
Boca Raton, FL7,160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Solo
These ruins are post-Classic Mayan. But there is a Toltec influence. This temple complex somewhat resembles, on a larger scale, the Toltec temple in Tula, the former Toltec capital.

The temple here, at Chichén Itzá, is atop a stepped pyramid. A stone recumbent figure, Chac Mool, rests there. The pyramid is partially surrounded by a couple of hundred columns, circular and rectangular, bearing, in bas relief, carvings of humans, animals, and serpents. Originally these columns were coated in plaster and brightly painted.

I spent a couple of hours pouring over the ruins, studying them and the carvings. I had the foresight to bring bottled water and peanut butter sandwiches.

I drove here in a rented car. Bus service was available, but renting a car allowed me to spend more time here, not just at this temple but at all the ruins and sights at this Mayan site. I spent the better part of the day at these ruins, including the Classic ruins.
Written August 25, 2014
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Jay G
Dallas, TX39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Solo
Great place to visit. Just be prepared for the long drive and I would recommend taking a private tour with about 15 people than the tour bus. We got there early than they did and left before they did. It seemed like a big cluster funk when they arrived and they had to pass out tickets to them and such.
Written November 19, 2014
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jtech259
North Easton, Massachusetts, United States3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Solo
Went to Chichen itza, when we left the resort it was poring rain for 3 day straight but after the 4 hour bus ride it was sunny and HOT HUMID 95 deg. they commercialize the site there were so many people selling trinkets it was like table after table of the same thing on every table but other than that it was a fascinating site. We had a great tour guide he really new everything about the carvings and all about what they did there but still could explain how these primitive people built this place. I want to go back again but I would like to go in the winter it was to hot and humid when I went there, end of May to June.
Written July 30, 2013
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Letitia R
Sunnyvale, CA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
We left early in the day and took a tour bus to Chichen Itza, which was my main reason for wanting to go to Cancun. The site was truly awe inspiring, the history of the Mayan people comes alive. We had a good tour guide who gave us plenty of time to look around, take pictures and ask questions. We were there in November, on a cool day so the crowds were not too bad and the weather was nice. The vendors selling souvenirs are persistent but friendly, and the prices seemed pretty good in comparison to the very expensive souvenir store the tour bus took us to. If you go on one tour out of Cancun, go to Chichen Itza, one of the seven wonders of the modern world, you will never forget it.
Written November 8, 2014
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Alan M
Crook, UK253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
Fascinating building in the Chichen Itza open air museum. Go with a guide so they can tell you of the building's history - which has some gruesome bits.
Written May 30, 2013
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