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Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
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Day Trip to Santa Ana and Visit to Archaeological Sites
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San Salvador Combo Tour: Private City Sightseeing and Joya de Cerén
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Joya de Ceren and El Boqueron National Park Tour From San Salvador
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Owner description: Excavation at "Jewel of the Ceren", a pre-Columbian Mayan farming village, that was buried under a volcanic eruption around 600 A.D.
Dauin, Philippines
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Visually unispiring”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Although this site is important for archeologists, there is very little too see. The unearthed structures are underneath a protective roof. Guests can walk around thhe perimeter and look down at the small buildings, one of which is a sweat lodge. A small museum is adjecent to the site and included in the modest $3 entrance fee.

Visited March 2013
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Temple City, California
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“ONE Of A KIND. A MUST SEE PLACE”
Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Through out Mexico and Guatemala there are many archaeological sites, but none like this place. There are no temples here, but it is consider the discovery of the century. It is the only place in Latin America where you can see how the Mayan Pipil lived on the daily bases. Must see the museum first and see all the artefacts they found, it is amazing.
There is one more site a few kilometers from there call San Andres. Here is where the pyramids are, a must see place as well.

There are many other archaeological sites in El Salvador.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worth a visit!”
Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Great place with tons of history and old mayan structures. Interesting how these ruins were found on accident and there are still thousands of hidden treasures still left to be found. If you speak spanish just say you are local and you will only be charged 1$ otherwise you will pay 3$. Every dollar counts.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Informative and worth a visit”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

These are the unique ruins that are where the indigenous people used to live. It was so wonderful to see the neighbourhood organised in such a creative way. Did you know the Mayans used to have spas?
We really enjoyed the tour, we had a spanish speaking tourguide but I am bilingual so I translated for my husband.
There were no other visitors at the time when we went, so it was a gorgeous walk through the park.
Look out for the coffee plantations - here at Joya de Ceren they also export coffee beans.
After this tour we went to San Andres but I still loved Joya de Ceren more.

Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Interesting”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

This "Mayan Pompeii" is the only known site where you can actually see how the Mayan people lived. This village was buried in ash hundreds of years before the first Europeans arrived and while the buildings are few and small, some are remarkably well preserved.

Visited January 2013
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