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Address: Mexico
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This ancient Mayan city was built around 500 AD and is famous for its...

This ancient Mayan city was built around 500 AD and is famous for its Temple of the Masks.

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Wonderful ruins

What a wonderful place. In the middle of the jungle, with lots of wonderful ruins and lots of birds and animals around. The stucco “mascarones” (masks) are a must-see. Worth any... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
kartikmexico
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Mexico City

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Mexico City
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558 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

What a wonderful place. In the middle of the jungle, with lots of wonderful ruins and lots of birds and animals around. The stucco “mascarones” (masks) are a must-see. Worth any especial trip to visit this place. and monuments.

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Manassas, Virginia
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59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I visited this site with my history-lover teenage son on a shore excursion while on a cruise. We absolutely loved it. We were only 11visitors from our ship, we had the site to ourselves for almost the entire time. The guide told us great stories about the structures at the complex, and we explored some on our own. The Temple... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2017

A very quiet, remote and amazing place. It still has jungle surrounding it, but the ruins themselves are fascinating. Well worth getting a tour guide, as it means so much more that way. We used Native Choice and thought it was great.

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Kentucky
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284 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Since the distance from the port, wanted to go with NCL tour. We would typically schedule something on our own. Off the ship bright amd early and onto the bus. Wish I would've sneaked my own snacks as NCL didn't check bags going out and costa maya didn't check bags (unlike cozumel) going thru the port. The snack bag left... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

If you ever have the privilege to see this site it is worth it. Just a wonderful site that is over 1,700 years old is amazing. To be able to walk up the same exact steps of the temples that the Mayan people walked on is incredible. Some of the buildings still have original paint, stucco and carvings. Set deep... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We went here on a tour as part of our cruise. This was one of the highlights of our cruise. Well maintained and very quite. Our group were the only visitors that day! The art there is astonishing and everything ooze of history. One warning - to be able to see some of the art you have to walk up... More 

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Tywyn, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

What a great place to visit. You can see the jungle and how it must have been found! Superb visit (long coach from Port!) Great views from the top and guide (Jesus) was great!!

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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255 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Wonderful find! We climbed the tallest temple for a view, saw the temple of Owls and temple of the Captives. Kohunlich is named for the area's giant cahoon palm trees. Site was elaborately planned and engineered as a complex of raised platforms, pyramids, citadels, courtyards, and plazas all laid out to channel drainage into a system of cisterns and a... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Booked this trip from our Thomson cruise ship Long drive from the coast - 2 1/2 hours Amazing place quote literally in the middle of no where Lots of wildlife Toilet facilities only - no food or shops so bring your own supplies

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Our tour guide Jesus was very knowledgable and friendly. It was a 2 hour bus journey (air conditioned) but the trip went very quickly. Jesus filled us in on Mayan culture and background, we took a little ciesta, and then we were there. Lunch was provided after the tour of the ruins. It has given me interest in reading and... More 

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