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“As good as Chichen Itza”
Review of Temples of Uxmal

Temples of Uxmal
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The ruins of an ancient Mayan city.
New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“As good as Chichen Itza”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

If you can get there then go to Uxmal. Less visited than other sites. Beautiful structures and good restoration. Easy drive from Merida on very good roads. Hot in the middle of the day. Would go earlier in the day next time. Perfectly good food and coffee over the road from the car park at The Lodge at Uxmal.

Visited March 2014
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Seattle, WA
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Uxmal: absolutely worth a visit”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Uxmal is a fairly compact pyramid site in a beautiful setting. We had a very good guide who added to what we know about Mayan architectural and sacred traditions. We were there in the late afternoon, when the light turns the pyramids a golden color.

Visited March 2014
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“In our top 3”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

You really shouldn't miss these ruins if you're in the area. They're beautiful, and not as crowded as Chichen Itza or Palenque.

Visited February 2014
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Cabot, Arkansas, United States
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Interesting site”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Had never seen Mayan ruins before and had read on previous Trip advisor that this was one that you could climb. You couldn't climb the tallest initial one, but you could the second smaller one behind it. Steps were cut small and easy to trip on. Not crowded at all, beautiful site with multiple carved stone buildings and a game field. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Very pristine and not commercialized at all. There was a court of shops right inside the entrance, but other than that just the ruin site. Could see a third pyramid temple in the distance that was still covered with vegetation.

Visited February 2014
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Houston, Texas
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“Uxmal - Totally Worth It”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

Progresso was one of the ports for our cruise, and we decided to visit one of the Mayan Ruins for our excursion since it is on our bucket list. The ruins were awesome! We were so glad we booked this tour. There were other tourists, but it was not crowded. We did some preliminary reading on Uxmal before our arrival, and were able to associate the structures with our research. There were signs with descriptions of the various structures so visitors were able to gain an understanding of the particular ruins. We were able to walk around and view the structures at our leisure. It was also exciting to be able to climb a few and view the ruins as a whole. Towards the end, we spoke with other tourists who went to Chichen Itza the day before, and they indicated Uxmal was so much better. We used Autoprogresso tours and were the only ones for our tour and enjoyed the "private" tour. I strongly recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen, and water.

Visited February 2014
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