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Becan Ruins

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Address: Calakmul | Becan, 24640, Mexico

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Jungle Mayan Ruin

You have to see for yourself - 60 kilometers into the jungle. Never seen a ruin like this before. Very tropical and exciting!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 March 2015
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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

You have to see for yourself - 60 kilometers into the jungle. Never seen a ruin like this before. Very tropical and exciting!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

This site is easy to get to from the main road and was full of ruins all in a small area. The main pyramid was more the impressive and just when you thoght you'd finishe there was more round the corner. Fantastic!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

Becan is very convenient to Xpujil town, only a few miles west and just off the highway. It is unusual because it was surrounded by a dry moat and defensive wall. My girls really enjoyed finding hidden corridors and stairways in the main building which was primarily residential. There is a beautiful shaded central plaza and look for the stucco... More 

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Kingston, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015

The Rio Bec style of Maya is very unique and this site with a moat and castle-like temple is a lot of fun to visit. The kids will love it because of its interesting layout. There are also some impressive pyramids. Worth a visit.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2014

I liked everything. The view impacted me,with nature noises, instead open the imagination to what you can find . Is one of the few forest may contain huge variety of trees and animals. The trees make art forms with their roots around other logs. The ruins speak of an important past,all over the place talking about culture, life and the... More 

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Becan is easily accessible from the main road. The site is gentle and a joy for any Mayanist or person with historical interests. unless you are staying in the area it is a long drive from any major city.

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Culemborg, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Like to see a mayan city without running into thousands of tourists? You can! Here, you will not find artesanias, but a fabulous old maya site. Want to climb to the top of a pyramid? Its discouraged, but allowed. Best view ever. Entrance fee: 59 peso's per person.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

In the surroundings of Xpujil there are a number of remarkable Mayan archeological sites and Becan is one of the best. Its particular distinction is the fact that it is fortified with moat and walls, but its beauty lies in the great architectural disposition of some of the plazas and the entire layout. The style is quite distinct from many... More 

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Longueuil, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

Becan is especially known because it is one of the only Mayan cities which had a moat to protect it and you can still see it! The site itself is quite close to the Xpujil site and you can easily visit both in a single day (in fact, you can also squeeze in Chicanna!). It is an amazing place and... More 

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Sibenik, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

Mayan ruins where you can listen birds, see a snake, walk and enjoy without seeing a soul. It is just 7km from the town Xpuhil, so you can take a taxi for 30 peso. The entrance fee is less than 50 peso..reasonable price.

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