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After our trip to the Zona Achaelogical, we thought we were not coming here because the group... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
Large, well preserved frieze on the way to Calakmul

We loved Balamku. The 55 ft. long frieze is remarkably well preserved because it is in the Temple... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Mary K
Grand Junction
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“jaguar” (4 reviews)
“stucco” (8 reviews)
Campeche, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After our trip to the Zona Achaelogical, we thought we were not coming here because the group requested to visit the Museum. Unfortunately, the museum was closed and we had spare time before we head out to the Murcielagos (bat cave). So we stopped here....More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We loved Balamku. The 55 ft. long frieze is remarkably well preserved because it is in the Temple of the Jaguar. You can see the claws on the seated jaguars and pick out other animals, like a toad. The security guard will let you into...More

1  Thank Mary K
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Small archaeological site but with a wonderful building with a great frieze with lots of stucco figures.

Thank kartikmexico
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This site is easy to visit. The most impressive thing to see is the carved Mayan frieze. It is in excellent condition and is surprisingly intact. It is necessary to have someone unlock the room for you - it is upstairs at one of the...More

4  Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Interesting place in the jungle Not crowded place, very romantic and close to caramkul - worth to visit both places in the same day - to caramkul you need to have car or transport - open from 8-14.30

Thank Anita M
Reviewed 25 December 2015

It only takes a little while to see. As the other reviews say the carvings are totally worth seeing.

Thank Pintofish
Reviewed 25 August 2015

This is a relatively small site, but only a couple of kms off the main road - it has what a lot of other Mayan sites have, but it also has some painted sculptures that other sites don't have and they are truly amazing. To...More

1  Thank Paul A
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Small Maya ruins with outstanding sculpturework. The site itself is small and its main attraction is sculptural freeze in the middle of the pyramid. Amazing experience. Very good to combine with Calacmul visit.

1  Thank patsy1708
Reviewed 25 April 2015

If you are in the area there is no reason not to dip in to Balamku. Small, of course, compared to the hulking Becan (relatively) near by but the frieze is super amazing. This archaeologist was impressed.

2  Thank D Y
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Balamku is not very far from Calakmul and even though it is a smaller site it is well worth visiting. There are some impressive structures at this site and a very unusual carving within a locked area. You will need to ask at the entrance...More

Thank RishaLinda
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