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Ruins of Tulum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Tulum (Spanish pronunciation: [tu'lum], Yucatec: Tulu'um) is the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city serving as a major port for Coba.[1] The ruins are situated on 12-meter (39 ft) tall cliffs, along the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.[1] Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. Old World diseases brought by the Spanish settlers appear to have resulted in very high fatalities, disrupting the society and eventually causing the city to be abandoned.[citation needed] One of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites, Tulum is today a popular site for tourists.[1]
Reviewed November 8, 2012

This was wonderful to visit! We did not hire a guide and we walked everywhere and really enjoyed it! The view was breathtaking! If i were to do it again i would hire a guide to go a little more in depth than just what the tablets said. Well worth the walk, and it was a lot of walking!

Thank halldog33
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Went as an exchange student with my classmates. The site is beautiful, especially how one of the main building is build on a cliff. It's the only Maya site that I've been to, that build beside the sea. I was a bit disappointed not to able to approach too near to the buildings. But I like that it has a part of the south Carmen beach on the site. It's a 2-in-1 package for those that loves Maya sites and sea. :)

Thank BettyLSCheng
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

I have been to these ruins 3 times over the last 12 years.
They are set on a small cliff overlooking one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen.
There are three major structures of interest in this city. The Castillo, The Temple of Frescoes and the Temple of the Descending Gods.
If you go to the ruins I highly recommend spending the extra 10 dollars and get a guide to explain the significance of the place and the nuances. It makes the trip much more significant.
There are two small beaches down below that you can access for a swim which makes for a nice experience. However, The one the the North has since been closed because it is a turtle sanctuary. All in alll this is a really nice two hour day trip (compared to an 8hr trip to Chitzen Itza) to learn a bit about the Mayan culture and see one of the civilization's important areas.

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Smaller than Chichen Izta, but with a good tour guide still very fascinating ( kudos to Juan our guide). Would recommend to anyone who is interested in ancient culutures.
Need to set aside at least 6 hours.

Thank d_ince
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We visited the Mayan Ruins at Tulum and many other places with our Tour guide, Lemuel from Helaman Tours. He explained the history and taught the relationship to the Book of Mormon in the LDS Church. The stories came alive as Lemuel presented each Temple, walls of the fortress, The coral reef, the large expanse of buildings and explained life at the time Tulum was built. I would recommend Helaman Tours to anyone want a spiritual touch on their tours.

Thank Karen S
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