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Mayapan Mayan Ruins

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Address: south of Merida | LA Mappa E' Sbagliata, LE Rovine Sono Molto A Sud DI Merida, Merida 97824, Mexico
Phone Number: 529999440033
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Important like Chtichten Itza but less known

Mayapan has been settled from ca. 1050 until 1400. In the beginning of the 13th century Mayapan defeated Chitchen Itza. Since the late post classics they built up the former... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mayapan has been settled from ca. 1050 until 1400. In the beginning of the 13th century Mayapan defeated Chitchen Itza. Since the late post classics they built up the former existing place to the biggest city at this time on Yucatan. Over 4 square kilometers there were living in more than 4000 buildings more than 12000 people. All the city... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mayapan is a smaller set of ruins than Uxmal and consequently less travelled! That means it costs less and has less jockeying for position- but is still amazing to see and experience. You can climb each of the temples and catch the view- which is amazing. Definitely worth the travel and experience- there's also a cenote close by to cool... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My 2nd visit to Mayapan, you can catch a bus from the 2nd class terminal on 50x67 it's about an hour.Entrance fee low compared with many other sites and the best part is that you will almost have the site to yourself, or only share with 6 people. Mayapan was once as important as Chichen Itza and has some interesting... More 

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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two of the things that make Mayapan relaxing are that visitors are not overwhelmed by on-site vendors selling all kinds of Mexican handicrafts or souvenirs, and that there are no tour guides available, so your visit can be as relaxed as you like. The drawback to the unavailability of guides is that there is little information available to visitors other... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mayapan is small but very well restored. A small version of Chechen Itza. About an hour or so drive from Merida. Not many visitors - a plus. Note: except for clean bathrooms, there's very little around. Take water and snacks. Worth the visit! Recommend!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Very well preserved and still in the process of being restored today. Impressive structures and decorations on the buildings. Amazing size in the jungle areas of Mexico.

Thank Kathleen M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I highly recomend this ,great for family water is beautiful,you can climb the ruins which is a great experience.

Thank Debbie Y
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Great site to visit if you're looking to avoid crowds! Makes for a very quiet and relaxing experience. Also, a great place for photos, as there won't be as many people around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

The star attraction of Mayapan is the towering Temple of Kukulcan, a terraced pyramid similar to the one found at Chichen Itza, around which are dozens of temples, altars, shrines and residences, many adorned with colorful murals and well-preserved stuccos! We absolutely loved it! Highly recommended for a day tour - take comfortable shoes and heaps of water with you!

Thank KarolaRS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

So after reading a few reviews I was desperate to go to these ruins but thought it might be difficult using public buses etc. In actual fact it was so easy. Buses leave from the Noreste Bus Station (otherwise known as the 2nd class terminal) on the corner of 50th and 67th. They leave at 6:30am, 7:30am, 9:30am, 11am and... More 

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