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“Under going repairs like the Kukulcan Pyramid” 5 of 5 bubbles
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El Castillo
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Owner description: A spectacular 75-foot high pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichén Itzá.
Ajijic, Mexico
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Under going repairs like the Kukulcan Pyramid”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

This structure is also no off limits to climb due to the damage that has been caused by the public to its faces. But even though it is damaged in a lot of places, it still is the most famous of all structures in Chichen Itza.

Visited November 2012
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Montpellier, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Impressive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

I like the complexity of the building. And fact that it standing allone, without any structure near the building.

I disliked the fact that you could not climbe it any more.

Visited October 2012
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NJ
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“amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

It is a beautiful structure. I highly recommend taking a tour to see it. If you come from Riviera Maya on a tour, be aware that it is an all day event, but it is amazing & well worth it. It is better to see it with a guide than on your own, as you will miss out on alot of important details!

Visited September 2012
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Redwood City, California
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248 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Too bad you can't go inside anymore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

Although not on the scale of the Giza or Saqqara pyramids in Egypt, this is one impressive structure. I've been wanting to see the inside chamber since I was a boy and was disappointed to learn visitors are no longer allowed inside. Preservation is more important than tourism.

Visited October 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

I'd seen many photos of it, as well as images of Catherwood's lithograph, but nothing was as good as seeing it in person. It is amazing.

Visited August 2012
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