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Mayapán Archaeological Zone

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Mayapán Archaeological Zone

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Carretera Merida _ Chetumal, Telchaquillo LA Mappa E' Sbagliata, LE Rovine Sono Molto A Sud DI Merida, Merida 97824 Mexico
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Michelle Bisesi wrote a review Oct 27
Columbus, Ohio9 contributions
I really enjoyed these ruins. I would have liked more placards explaining the history of what we were looking at.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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josebenjamin wrote a review Apr 2020
Midland, Michigan2,633 contributions234 helpful votes
About a month ago (Mid-March 2020), my wife and I visited this out of the way archaeological site. We had all for ourselves, we saw just a handful of other visitors, and a larger number of Iguanas. Although we enjoyed our visit to the most, I must say that in days prior to our visit, there was a lot of uncertainty as to whether the site will be open or not. Fortunately, the driver we hired to reach Mayapan was able to get a clear answer to this question. Normally, these problems would not exist, but the Pandemic complicated everything during our visit to Merida and the surroundings. Mayapan is charming, and yes, it is as many other visitors have mentioned, a small version of Chichen Itza, without the crowds. We took all the time we wanted to freely examine all pyramids and temples, and we even climbed a few. If you find yourself in Merida, take a half day to enjoy this marvelous and quiet site. In my opinion Mayapan is a great deal considering what it offers, and the very small entrance you pay.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Estragon2001 wrote a review Mar 2020
North Bay, Canada178 contributions34 helpful votes
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This is a site worth seeing. We organized our own tour by renting a car in Merida and visited these ruins (on GPS enter ZA Mayapán “ Zona Arceologica Mayapan or you will end up in the Pueblo of Mayapan.) I suggest arriving early in the morning as the temperature can heat up quickly. You can easily visit the entire site in a couple of hours and all buildings can be climbed. As a senior, I decided not to climb the pyramid but did enter the round observatory and climbed a smaller pyramid which gave me a good panoramic view of the site. Entry fee was 45 pesos and the site was not crowded. After our visit we went on to nearby Mucuyche Hacienda and cenotes.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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GoGo2SlowGo wrote a review Mar 2020
Denton, Texas1,541 contributions317 helpful votes
We visited the Mayapan ruins as part of an tour that took us to Mani and a few other places. It’s about a 45-minute trip from Merida to visit this site. The ruins are located a few miles south of the town of Telchaquillo and about 25 miles south of Mérida or about 60 miles West of Chichen Itza. Mani is close by and it has been continuously occupied for over 4000 years. The Mayans were here and the ruins in nearby Mayapan are proof of that. The Mayapan ruins charge a small admission fee and there are virtually no tourists. However, there are so many things to see. We thought these ruins were nearly as interesting as the Mayan ruins in Uxmal. There is not as much walking here as the stone structures are closer together. You can still see some of the carvings and paintings from Mayan civilization. We walked all over and took lots of pictures. You will see many similarities between Uxmal and Mayapan but also differences. Uxmal is more complex and Mayapan is very impressive but less complex. You'll enjoy these ruins as part of your Mayan discovery tour.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Mark P wrote a review Mar 2020
Denver, Colorado1,115 contributions38 helpful votes
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The Observatory along is worth the visit. Inside the walls are non-concentric spirals. Difficult to build even today.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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