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National Park of Palenque
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Palenque Archaeological Site Tour
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Palenque Mayan Ruins, Misol-Ha and Agua Azul Waterfalls Full Day Tour from...
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Full Day Tour: Wonders of Agua Azul Cascades and Palenque Ruins
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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“Gotta see it”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

We paid $500 pesos for a tour (3 hours) for four of us. Ask for the jungle tour in addition to the ruins. The guide was really knowledgeable. His name was Joel. He was great.

Visited May 2013
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“Great Site!!”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

You should definitely see this site. Its Beautiful and Has great Photo Opportunities. Also I found the vendors great here - I bought several great things here. Just be prepared to Bargain!!
There are opportunities to do a jungle walk here - Do it! Great Pictures!
Do the guided tour - There is lots of interesting facts to learn. Edgar was great!!

Bring Sunblock and Hat - You need water here for Sure!! Its Very hot! Plus Bugspray is a MUST - there are mosquitoes in the jungle..

Visited May 2013
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“it was an aaahhhh moment”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

the penultimate Mayan ruin and get a guide as it makes sense of all the old stone - jungle walks and museum also good

Visited June 2012
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“dissenting opinion / others are better”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Palenque is a very good site, don't get me wrong. But if you are to choose between the variety of archaeological sites in Mexico, I wouldn't pick Palenque first (and I've read/heard many people say they would.) For jungle experiences, Calakmul is absolutely the best. For proximity to major cities and grandeur, Teotihuacan, Uxmal, and Chichen Itza are both better bets. And for historical value, I think El Tajin is much more interesting. Sure, it's a good site, but i don't think it's the best - not even in Mexico.

Visited May 2013
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“The Best”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Palenque is my favourite of the Mayan sites I have seen. Such a gorgeous setting and such beautiful buildings. I waited thirty years to get here and was not disappointed! Better than Tikal and Copan, which are also great, but if you had to choose only one to visit, make it Palenque.

You need a lot of time, as there is also the museum to see, so start in the morning. It was pouring rain when we visited, and there are vendors selling the plastic rain ponchos if you wanted one. Admission price is very reasonable and it is easy to get to from town.

Visited February 2013
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