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Address: Mexico
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Ancient Toltec settlement that is defined by two concentric walls...

Ancient Toltec settlement that is defined by two concentric walls encircling important monumental structures.

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Another Step Back In Time

My husband and I just visited Ake. We were not disappointed. Only 3 ruins have been fully excavated but each one is worth it. Beautiful grounds and we were the only people there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
sandra s
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Sussex, Wisconsin
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Sussex, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I just visited Ake. We were not disappointed. Only 3 ruins have been fully excavated but each one is worth it. Beautiful grounds and we were the only people there. There is a sissel factory right next to it. For a few pesos you can walk through it and take all the pictures you want - but... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The Ake rmaya ruins are just a few minutes from Merida is in the middle of the little town., there's not much left of the archaeological site only a few buildings and there's not much restauration so is just ruins, but there's an old hacienda next to it and they give tours for only 200 pesos just ask Jose., the... More 

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NEBRASKA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

There are only 3 ruins here, but all of them are large. The main ruin is completely covered on top with very interesting columns. It probably had a thatched roof. A large tree has grown perfectly centered in front of it, making for great photos. It was very beautiful and different from other sites. The view from the top is... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

We stoped to check out Ake after exploring Mayapan. The turn is clearly marked from the highway 180. But when you get into the little town you will have to look for the turn. There is a working sisal factory there right outside the entrance. You will pretty much have this place to yourself. There are only a few ruins... More 

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Montreal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Ake is a little out of the beaten path but still a short drive from Merida. It is quiet, lovely and different from all the big places. If yuou liked Mayapan you will lime this one. A bitof jungle at places so wear closed shoes :-) There is a small workingg henequen factory right next to it that you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

Off the beaten path, but really gives you an idea of how things were 1200 years ago. We had an amazing time exploring! Very peaceful. We met a farmer who grazed his sheep through the pasture in the evenings. Really very cool place.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

We were returning to Valladolid after exploring Mayapan (which is outstanding) and we decided to check out Ake. First, the turn off from the 180 is clearly marked. Second, when you get the town...no such signs or markings, so it is a little tricky to find. If you are coming from the 180, basically when you get the town -... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

Ake is not the largest or most impressive Mayan site, but it is well worth a visit. The site is rarely visited and you will feel as though you are discovering the ruin for the first time. Excellent photo opportunities await, especially atop the Governor's palace. Many unexcavated ruins are clearly visible with well maintained walking paths. Only 39 pesos... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

Akè archaeological site is believed to have been occupied from 350 B.C. through to the Spanish conquest. The excavated portion of this site is considered small, currently having four excavated buildings. However, there are numerous unexcavated buildings and sacbeobs within the jungle surrounding the ruins. The caretaker has cleared paths to various un-excavated points of interest on the property for... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

excellent place to visit and get a glimpse of Mayan life and architecture, not as well know as Chichen Itza it offers a different flavor

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