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“Great site” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nim Li Punit (Big Hat)

Nim Li Punit (Big Hat)
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Owner description: This Mayan site is known for its 25 intricately carved stelae, including a figure wearing a large headdress ("Big Hat").
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

I loved this site. The site features 6 plazas, four that are accessible, 2 ballcourts, and 26 stela, 8 are decorated, one of which is the largest carved stela in Belize, 30 feet tall. There is small museum with the stelae from the site, It is very well maintained. The Plaza of the Stela is amazing I have never saw so many in one place.

Visited February 2014
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michigan
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154 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Impressive stelas”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

We made a stop here on our road trip to Punta Gorda. It's
worth the visit just to see the Stelas in the museum on site.
The ball court was very interesting, you could imagine the
Myans gaming in the arena. We were furtunate to have the ruins
nearly to ouselves. While not as large as other sites in Belize, still
worth a visit, if you are in the area.

Visited January 2014
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Thank thai1on
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Mayan Ruins”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

We were on business in Placencia and decided to take a trip to visit the Ruins at Nim Li Punit. I am so glad we did as it is an amazing place. One tip take a guide when you are there otherwise you will miss out on all the history and finer details of the place.
It is a beautiful site amongst the trees and the Ruins are really impressive. The ball court where the WINNER was sacrificed. The mound where the sun stones are mounted to track the date via the suns movement. We were also shown the tombs and the engravings on the Stelae were explained to us. There are bigger more impressive ruins but for me this was the best.

Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Nim Li Punit Mayan Ruins”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

We took a trip here after going to the Lubaantun ruins as the Nim Li Punit ruins weren't far. And although it wasn't easy to get to...it was quite a steep car ride up to the ruins we were glad we made the effort to see another Mayan ruin whilst in the area.

Although not as impressive as other ruins it's still okay but I wouldn't say it's worth making a bee-line for. If you are visiting Lubaantun then definitely pay it a visit but otherwise it's not worth the long arduous journey.

Visited December 2012
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Dangriga Town, Stann Creek, Belize
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“great family outing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Loved that the children could have climbed most of the ruins. The display of the areas history was very educational.

Visited July 2013
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