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The Red House Chichanchob

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Address: Chichen Itza, Mexico

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This is where you need a guide to tell you stories about the games and other hidden gems here.

Ok, if you do not have a guide here, please do yourself a favor and read up on it before going. The rules for the game here is very different (like the winning captain will be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
OCDane
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok, if you do not have a guide here, please do yourself a favor and read up on it before going. The rules for the game here is very different (like the winning captain will be sacrificed). Other non so obvious things here is that the King who sat in one end could hear everything that was said in the... More 

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Thank OCDane
Florida
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

It was hot and we were tired of walking, but this is so different from the other architecture - the building is 3 different types of materials - with the 3 distinct different levels. We were so happy we saw this part of the property.

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Thank Worldtraveler228
Antigua, Guatemala
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The main place where they played their ball games, you stand in awe of anyone being able to make that kind of shot. No wonder it was a game of life and death!

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Thank Belinda W
Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

There is a good 15 min walk to this ruin but well worth it. It is located in Old Chichen located down the path behind the Monastery. Just amazing that they call it Old Chichen .

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

This building is being confused with the lower Temple of the Jaguars connected to the Ball court and to the North Temple also in the ball court. The Chichanchob is located in the southern part of the site called "Old Chichen," and is close to the house of the Deer. It is a very typical looking Maya building without any... More 

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Suffolk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

The fact that you can pay a few dollars and enjoy the ancient ruins that are being preserved is amazing, but you can get up close and see how it was built, the Mayans really have ensured there is a large site which reflects the fantastic site.

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Thank Jacqueline C
North Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Interesting ruin/building just before you reach the ball court. Contains carved serpent/snakes, benches, etc.

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Thank Jim B
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Just one small part of this wonderful and truly amazing temple complex and which you will pass as you head into the ball court.

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Thank JeremyPC
Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Next to the main temple and the Temple of Warriors, don't miss this. From this ball court comes the speculation about the ancient Mayan ball game. The arena is massive, and adorned with cryptic scenes of ball players and beheadings at its center.

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Columbus, Georgia
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180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

All of these ruins are close by. Give yourself plenty of time. Remember, you'll be fighting crowds unless you arrive early. Do some research before you go. Signage is poor quality.

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