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Gran Juego de Pelota

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Address: Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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Awesome Acoustics!

It was amazing to be on either extreme of the court and still be able to hear what the other person is saying, how did they do that? it is very impressive site to visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 December 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

It was amazing to be on either extreme of the court and still be able to hear what the other person is saying, how did they do that? it is very impressive site to visit.

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

Make sure you have a guide and go to the Ball Court! Fascinating! All the amazing little facts about their game, a combination of soccer, basketball and hockey. The mayans were short people, and the goal is 20 feet up. But I think it is interesting that the captain of the WINNING team was the person that was sacrificed to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

Very interesting to see and ponder the reality of such a game. Most of what is said about the Ball Game is still a lot of speculation but gets you thinking!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

This area is impressive. The light catches the ball court and the shadows fall really neat. The size of this area is massive. You could easily spend an hour in there alone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

, a must is walk fast after the guide finish so you can see the cenote Sagrado, the palace of the 1000 stones, and in the other side of the park, the observatory, the house of the nuns etc.. It's worthy the trip!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

the ball court is a truly amazing experience ,you can only imagine how this would have looked and felt with the full majesty of the Mayans on show. The acoustics are phenomenal. Afl due to the concave design of the walls ,sadly the winner of the game was rewarded by having their head cut off and paraded by family members... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

Chitzen Itza is a wonderful place. Get there early (before noon when the big buses arrive from Cancun) and you will have a much better experience. Entry is about US $15 each and they will charge you extra for a video camera. There is no extra charge for a still shot camera (even if you can shoot a little video... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Amazing civil engineering, truly amazing. The walls are build so if you clap your hands on one end you can hear the echo on the other side. One can only imagine the glory of this place on its prime time, full of people cheering the teams of brave men who would play for days until one team showed up victorious,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

...and listen to the unbelievable echo! It is thrilling, especially if you are in a grioup of people and you sing or shout something all together!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

If you go, you need to get a guide. They are able to tell you a lot of things, and point out others that you would probably miss if you didn't have one. The game of Pok ta Pok is interesting itself, but it gives you another look into the Mayan cultures and traditions. Great place to go, try to... More 

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