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Uxmal and Kabah Tour from Merida
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Once a thriving Mayan city, now an impressive ruin.
Reviewed December 17, 2012

A very nice, and quite historical site, with very few foreign tourists, which allows you time to walk around a marvel at the once was

2  Thank kelmci
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"across the road"
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"rain god"
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"stone carvings"
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"mayan sites"
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"puuc route"
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"cold drinks"
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"smaller site"
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"both sides"
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"quick stop"
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"major buildings"
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"wonderful site"
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"archeological zone"
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"great pictures"
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"guided tour"
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"well worth the effort"
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"archaeological site"
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"santa elena"
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Kabah is a small compact site with two large structures in a small sunny grassy area at the main site beside the highway. These include the Palacio and the Temple of the Masks, which is covered almost entirely by stone carvings on each side with the most elaborate on the front. Some warrior statues, almost complete, are on the back. Both buildings well worth a trip. Both can be climbed. Cost was 35 pesos, free parking at the entrance. On the other side of the highway are mostly unexcavated ruins except for a huge arch in the middle of a grassy sacbe (Mayan road) through the woods. Few visitors. Minimal refreshments and toilets at the entrance.

3  Thank MisterWombat
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

I visited the site as part of a day tour to Uxmal and Kabah from Merida. It is small, but very interesting, and has features not seen at other sites (e.g. a well). Overall, tour was good, but I was very disappointed to find out later that we'd not been shown the causeway that connected Kabah to Uxmal, or the arch at the end of the causeway. These were across the road from the main site so I didn't realise they were there. (And I'd only found out that the tour would include Kabah that morning so I hadn't had time to read up about the site before I visited it.). If you are interested in looking at everything there is to see here, and you have your own transport, I'd recommend you visit as an individual.

2  Thank Rose244
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico has an extraordinary number of Mayan sites. We hired a car in Cancun and after visiting other sites took the Ruta Puuc Route and visited the sites at Kabah, Sayil and Labna. These are three sites not to be missed. Each site has a magnificent El Palacio (Palace) but each site is unique. The masks of Chac the rain god are prominent.
We covered these 3 sites in one day.
Hiring a car in the Yucatan is no problem and we had no difficulties along the way.

2  Thank Suzie39_12
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Reviewed March 21, 2012

Crazy carving here. Easy site to get around at, large open area. The highway splits the site into 2 sections. The side with the pyramid is very limited and not excavated, with the exception of road & "the arch". The main section has numerous larger buildings. The front of the upper structure on the larger building is likely the most incredible carved wall I've ever seen. We've been to 12 different Mayan sites, many of them multiple times. The site is not large, but this structure is worth seeing, especially when it can be added to a tour of Uxmal. Kabah is about 1/2 hour from Uxmal. They are still excavating here, behind the buildings in the main area they have located what they have called the Kitched, due to large pottery finds. Also, on the way to the Arch, on the left, a path going to a building where they have discovered painting on the walls and ceiling as well as numerous hand prints in the paint. This was closed when we were there. If not for the carvings at this site, I would only rate it a 3, but the carving here is crazy!

2  Thank GML-2010
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