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Address: Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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A spectacular 75-foot high pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichén...

A spectacular 75-foot high pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichén Itzá.

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What an amazing structure!

It's awesome to see in person! No you can't climb this temple, but it is so awesome to see this area it's worth the visit. I climbed one at Coba and all I saw was tree tops...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's awesome to see in person! No you can't climb this temple, but it is so awesome to see this area it's worth the visit. I climbed one at Coba and all I saw was tree tops...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Also known as the Kukulcan Pyramid, this is the main attraction of Chichen Itza. Go around the back if you want to get a photo with fewer strangers in it - most groups seem to hang around the front.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was wonderful. Try and get there early in the morning to avoid the crowds and the worst of the heat.

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Main monument at the site. Climbing is now prohibited. Amazing history of the Mayan and their rituals. Highly recommend using a guide to understand the history.

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Painesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love archeology like I do, this place is incredible! One of the 7 New Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza has everything....a pyramid, ball court, observatory etc. It was amazing listening to our guide tell us the history of this Mayan city. Their interest in astronomy and acoustics is astonishing! I will definitely visit again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seeing this place and listening to our tour guides you will be amazed at their history and insight. Just piece of advice, wear cool clothes and hat because it can get pretty hot even in February.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This Mayan pyramid is stunning! Do not miss the opportunity to visit it. Bring lots of sun protection as there is not much shade. Lots of walking, but on flat land, wear comfy shoes!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you go to Chichen Itza, you can't miss this. It is the main attraction at the site. Make sure to walk around because the photographs can be done creatively

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Milwaukee, WI
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This is the main pyramid at Chichen Itza. You can't walk up the steps, just around the outside. Interesting, but no signage or real narrative here except for your guide. Hard to see the images at the top. If you have binoculars bring them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

There are several organized tours that visit this tremendously popular site. I opted for Amigo Tours, and recommend them strongly. I went to Tulum with them next day, In fact it was a "supersaver package" deal offered by Amigo - a lesser price if you saw one place one day, the other the next - and was very happy with... More 

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