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“Amazing sights - spring for a guide if you can afford to!”

National Park of Palenque
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Palenque Archaeological Site Tour
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Palenque
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Owner description: A wide variety of pyramids, temples and sculptures have all been found at this famous Mayan archaeological site.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Amazing sights - spring for a guide if you can afford to!”
Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

We had a great time seeing this impressive city and imagining what it would have been like all those years ago.

We don't normally bother with guides, but I'm really glad we did this time. There are official guides at the entrance, and they know heaps. The site is actually very poorly labeled, and has very little information, but a lot is known about this civilization (unlike in Teotihuacan). It costs 960 pesos per person, but we didn't have anywhere near that much money on us, so our guide did it for half price. The lesson - don't pay full price. Just say you don't have enough money.

These are the most interesting ruins we have seen in Mexico. You really should make the time to go here.

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Seattle
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“Great site to visit”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

Impressive and well-kept site, go in the mornings to avoid the tours larger groups. Not as overrun as Chitzen Itza. Grounds are nice and invite for a small break under a shady tree. Plenty of vendors outside the entrance to the ruins, parking is MXN 20.

Visited September 2012
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villahermosa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“My favourite”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Of all the ruins that i have visited, i think that palenque would have to be my favoutRite. The area is really big, so be prepared to walk quite a bit. The ruins are amongest the trees in some parts, you can here monkeys and other animals

Visited July 2012
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Ingolstadt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

To me the best mayan ruins I've seen! The jungle gives it a special atmosphere and there are some building lost in the forest, you feel like Indiana Jones ;) After visiting the ruins you can go to the museum which is included in the ticket, it's interesting!

Visited August 2012
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New York City, New York
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“A mysteriously impressive place; despite chokin humidity, closed temples and lack of preservation, it is worth to go if you're i”
Reviewed August 31, 2012 via mobile

An amazing collection of temples; palace and the rabbit temple were impressive but it is more than temples; among tall trees and howling monkeys' sounds you feel isolated and small; respect the history of the location; museum at the exit is worth stopping by and you will see the Queen Bath , Cascades and the Palace of Bats on the way. I wish I could be there early in the morning or join the noctrunal tour; it should be even more impressive. If you can, avoid the noon time heat and humidity; it's exhausting. Oner Ayan

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