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Address: Highway 261, Uxmal, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 999 944 0033
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The ruins of an ancient Mayan city.

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Visited here recently and the Mayan ruins and restorations here are awesome. To think that a civilization was that advanced at that time is mind bending. Visit with a tour guide... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here recently and the Mayan ruins and restorations here are awesome. To think that a civilization was that advanced at that time is mind bending. Visit with a tour guide to get the full history lesson. Have plenty of water cause it will be hot!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is what you want to see when you go to a ruin site. You see huge pyramids here with plenty of guides to tell you the stories behind the structures. Best place we have seen so far! Loved this trip!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

incredible quality, and size of site. so much art and detail to be seen. Night show is ok, but hard to understand for non-fluent spanish speakers, lighting however is quite impressive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I rented a car in Merida for 450 pesos (about $20 US) for a day to travel the Ruta Puuc and see the sites at Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil, Labna, and an excursion to the Lol-tun caves. This was the cheapest option and I like site seeing on my time so I avoid the prepackaged tours. This may not be the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These ruïnes are worth visiting. Not too crowded and you can climb and touch almost everything which makes it a unique Maya experience to me.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Uxmal is one of the most important archaeological sites of Maya culture. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its buildings are noted for their size and decoration. Ancient roads connect the buildings, and also were built to other cities in the area such as Chichén Itzá in modern-day Mexico, Caracol and Xunantunich in modern-day Belize and Tikal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although less well known . I preferred Uxmal to Chichen Itza. The first sight is of a huge temple pyramid and then a series of courtyards and palace buildings with great carvings. The views across the site is magnificent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go early to avoid the heat and tourist hoards. We got there as it opened were treated to a virtual monopoly on the place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The site itself is surely a must see and I won't repeat all the good advise about coming early. Only one thing to add: forget the night show. It is 6 different lights and a Spanish speaking storyteller. 45mins, no translation (they say there is translation in Chichen Itza, but I cannot confirm). Make sure you check the language when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only a few hours drive from Merida, Uxmal is well worth the effort. Less crowded than Chitzen Itza, but as grand and equally well presented. It shows Mayan culture at its peak. Allow yourself a good 2 hours and take a brochure or a guide.

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