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Hieroglyphic Stairway

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Address: Copan, Honduras
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Amazing you can imagine how all happend and feel yoy was there. It's deffinetly better if you go with a guide.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Melvin R
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amazing you can imagine how all happend and feel yoy was there. It's deffinetly better if you go with a guide.

Thank Melvin R
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice site in the Copan ruins park. Worth a look. Great for photography! And good Selfie spot. Nice surroundings and good place to spot wildlife.

Thank Matt J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The amount of work in each stone is just insane. Amazing to sit at the bottom of and just admire. If you're in the ruins you must see this! Hard to miss with large tarp covering it

Thank Drew E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Copan is beautiful historical town with lots of tour activities and activities available. The Copan Ruins is amazing place and would highly recommend people to visit. Tour guides are well knowledge on the history of the Maya's

Thank Sean2001
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This stairway was a part of the Copan ruins and was designed by the Maya people to be a stairway to the gods so they never actually climbed it. It was designed to have relevant symbols dedicated to pleasing their gods. It took them a long time to build and it is quite spectacular. You cannot climb it but it... More 

Thank EmJ255068
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most impressive places I've ever been...!!! You shouldn't miss this sight. It is really interesting and one of the most famous pieces of maya architecture.

Thank Mar G
Tromso, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Very interesting sight. This 30m high staircase full of Mayan hieroglyphics is probably the largest single text in the world. The staircase is a record of the royal history of Copán, listing the names of kings, their births, their deaths, and the defining events of their rule.

Thank Lance_Kerwin
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

It was fascinating to see the staircase protected with an awning for the rainy season and surrounded by interpretive signs, though disappointing that you can't get good pictures of it anymore. I first visited Copan in 1985 before the Acropolis was excavated, and all I could remember was this staircase surrounded everywhere by grass and greenery--very much a jungle. Now... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Located under a vast tarpaulin this can only be seen at close quarters but that doesn't really retract from the experience.

Thank Dh D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

One of the most important Mayan sight that is worth to see and pay the entrance ticket to help it be renovated.

Thank Agata W

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