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Review of Izamal Ruins

Izamal Ruins
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Owner description: Headquarters of Bishop Landa, the friar who both destroyed the ancient Mayan civilization by burning its codexes, and preserved it for posterity by providing the only written documentation of Mayan society.
Reviewed May 10, 2013

There was something about this whole colonial Spanish city built around and on top of these ancient Mayan pyramids that was magical. And the present day town is incorporated into them as well. So you will see a very pleasant ordinary house with the laundry hanging neatly in the yard and right next door is a ruin of a 1500year old pyramid.

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Been traveling the Mexican Yucatan for 25 years and this has the largest base of any pyramids I've seen. Easy to climb and well maintained.

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

35 towns in Mexico are officially designated "magical" by the Mexican government, and Izamal is rightfully one of them. One of the main elements contributing to the town's status is the area's largest ruin, called Kinichkakmo. A five minute walk from the town center, yet it seems completely off the beaten tourist path; we had the whole pyramid nearly to ourselves. After a short but steep and, in places, awkward and scrambling climb (wear good walking shoes, as you should anywhere in this area anyway) I made it to the top. The Yucatan is unrelentingly flat, so I could see for miles! Not only that, but I could hear everything also. Roosters crowing, dogs barking, Mariachi music blaring from a nearby tavern, horns honking, babies crying, all the sounds of the town wafted and circled around me. The magical center of a magical town.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

We took a carriage ride around Izamal and our driver took us to all the local ruins. Some are being restored, some have been left as is. All beautiful and interesting

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

After visiting the church in Izamal, we were killing time before lunch and took one of the horse-drawn carriage rides. A bargain, it felt, for 200 pesos for the four of us. We were happy we did. We got to see the back roads of Izamal and four different ruins. Although they are not impressive like the major sites in the Yucatan, they provide perspective about how pervasive the Mayan culture was. Our carriage driver waited patiently at each one as we scrambled and climbed and explored. Lovely time and then lunch at Kinich awaited. Perfect morning!

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