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National Park of Palenque

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Address: Carretera a Palenque- Zona Archaeologica Km. 8, Palenque 29960, Mexico
Phone Number: 019163451758
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A wide variety of pyramids, temples and sculptures have all been found at...

A wide variety of pyramids, temples and sculptures have all been found at this famous Mayan archaeological site.

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Pyramids and Mayan Ruins

This was an absolute fun road trip with my friend. The pyramids and Mayan ruins were definitely something to see while in the state of Chiapas, México. Lots of history and things... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an absolute fun road trip with my friend. The pyramids and Mayan ruins were definitely something to see while in the state of Chiapas, México. Lots of history and things to learn!

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Reynosa, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first time I've ever visited an Maya site, and it was mind blowing, to be in a place with so much history. Try to get a guide that'll take you to a walk into the jungle so they can show you the ruins that are still under the vegetation.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Chichen Itza, Teotihuacan, Tulum, and Ek-Balaam and Palenque has been one of my favorites. There are fewer vendors than at Chichen Itza and the ruins are more spectacular. It's awesome to hear the monkeys and walk through the jungle exploring the ruins. You can actually walk through these. And there are a reliefs and friezes in the... More 

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Santa Clara, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park is fascinating. On a prior visit I did not employ a local guide. This time I employed a local English speaking guide. What a difference that made. It is worth every penny, but they are not that expensive. The history of Waring Kings and their rituals is fascinating. The sarcophagus and murals tell real stories. There certainly had... More 

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Tampa, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

If you have ever wanted to visit a Mayan ruin, you can't go wrong here. The park is clean, the ruins in fantastic condition, and the layout of the ruins fantastic. The ruins are really situated in a jungle, which really adds to the spectacular nature of the structures.

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Bormio, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Get a collectivo for 20 mxp in Palenque, near the "Mayan head" and the ADO bus station. Pay 30 mxp for the entrance and ask to the choffer to drop you at the turn between the entrance and the exit of the ruins. Check the cascadas and follow the signed paths, you can see spider monkeys and parrots if you... More 

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Playa del Carmen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Having visited twice, I am so amazed as I wonder around this site. Multiple building in a fabulous setting, it is my fav of all Mexico

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Celestun, Yucatan, mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Spent 3 hours there first one with a guide ( cost of guide was $ 500.00 pesos) well worth the cost. Lots of history, amazing ruins not over crowded because it is off season, this is the third time I have been there and we discover something new each time. A must see on the way to San Cristobal Las... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

If you seek some nature, walks and ruins. I would suggest that you go have a look. You will be able to see and hear howling monkeys, birds and butterflies (maybe some scorpions too...)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

I loved Palenque!! Its has a densed jungle with interesting plants and animals, impressive ruïnes, and nearby one of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen. In my opinion it can compete with both Tikal and Semuc Champey; thought those are bigget but/and much more touristic. Go with a local guide through the jungle of Palenque and visit the... More 

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