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Temple IV
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Owner description: If you're up for an energetic climb, ascend the wooden stairs to the top of this 212-foot structure, the highest in Tikal, for a magnificent view of the jungle below.
Reviewed February 25, 2013

One of the best Temples i have ever visited and of course, the whole Park is so beautiful, that is hard to describe!!!

Thank _Antonis_ka
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Tikal in general is a wonderous place and one of the must see places in Guatemala. If at Tikal for sunset, temple IV is the best place to be, but you will have to bribe the guard to go around the back of the temple to the west facing side. If you're there around sunset its worth the 20 quetzales, but if you're too early for sunset, there isn't much of anything to see in that direction.

Thank JustinConsults
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

This is the tallest temple at Tikal and faces east across the site. From the top, you can see Temple 3,2, and 1, as well as the Lost World. You can also hear tons of wild life, including exotic birds and howling monkeys. The sunrise tour starts here where you sit on the temple steps to watch the sunrise. Really a must do.

Thank JordPo
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We were there with a tour company from Belize and had a great time! The view is amazing and the setting of the temple is pictoresque!

Thank alebale2
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Why is Tikal split on TA to separate temples as if they did not belong to the same site? It doesn't make sense!

Tikal was great! For some it might be a tourist trap but if so, it is a beautiful one! I wish we had more time for sightseeing, but at least we maximized the time we had.

Our shuttle was the first one to arrive to Tikal. We were the first ones to climb to the top of Temple IV shortly after 4 am, when it was still completely dark and quiet. All we could see were the stars above our heads. Soon enough we noticed on the horizon a very faint orange line from the glow of the rising sun, and the sky lit up just a little, and then more and more starting to look like a line of distant fire. I can’t describe how special, almost ethereal that moment was and I will cherish it forever. More people were coming up and the steps filled up quickly. The sky was getting brighter, the jungle canopy and tops of other temples were emerging from the darkness. The animals were waking up and howler monkeys were screaming all over. Great time to watch the birds too! Finally the sliver of sun showed above the mist, and there it was, sunrise proper! From what I understand it can be also foggy or cloudy with limited vis, but I don’t think it should discredit that event. The setting and ambiance is one of a kind, and with the right mindset you can enjoy it regardless the weather. I suggest bringing something warm, and maybe a wind breaker.

We spent the rest of the morning sightseeing the site. The temples are impressive, and it is still possible to climb some buildings. Grand Plaza is truly grand, no doubt about it. We went with Luis Oliveros – a guide I very highly recommend. This man is a well of knowledge not just about the ruins, but also about local fauna, and flora. He has a gift of sharing his knowledge with others, great attitude and fantastic sense of humor. We would not be able to learn so much in one day without him. I only wish we were able to see more places with his guidance. His timing was perfect too. We did not see many other groups, light for photography was great, and we left Tikal in early afternoon avoiding hottest part of the day and many groups of visitors.

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