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Kukulcan Pyramid

Piste Yucatan, Chichen Itza, Mexico
+52 998 283 0423
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This impressive pyramid dominates Chichén Itzá's landscape, standing an imposing 24 meters high.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Piste Yucatan, Chichen Itza, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This pyramid is impressive! It shows how the Mayans were some the the most advanced mathematicians and astrologers known the human kind.

Thank Dany Z
Reviewed 6 days ago

The secrets of Kukulcan are truly amazing and reveal some very interesting aspects of the Mayan civilization. It is the center piece at Chichen Itza.

Thank Jazzy_in_India
Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple has reviews under two different names - Kukulcan Temple and El Castillo. Be sure to read my review of this temple under the El Castillo name.

Thank retireeVancouver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting talk from our guide, I'll not spoil it except to add that the explanation about why everyone is clapping their hands is quite surprising.

Thank csobs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is amazing how this was built without machines, the astrology behind the making of this and how it echos when you clap but not yell. I would recommend going early right when they open by pm it is very hot and crowded. In the...More

Thank kittenspaws65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visible part (pyramid) is very impressive, especially when you learn mathematical and astronomical facts behind it. And there is another pyramid inside and one more inside the second pyramid. This structure showcases Mayan sophisticated calendar system. Really a wonder for you to enjoy.

Thank Pertti P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How did they do this? Both a calendar and sound machine that creates the same sound as the ancient bird they admire. I'm in awe. Don't miss this "wonder of the world." Make sure to take a guided tour so you learn all the details....More

Thank NEVenturer
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Undisputed the best conserved pre-Hispanic city in Yucatan, you can’t miss visiting Chichen Itza, it’s 2 hours’ drive from Playa del Carmen and 2 hours guided visit, it means that all in all, you have to plan a full day to visit the ruins. The...More

Thank Alberto B
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

A great historical structure depicting Mayan culture based on Sun and other planets . There are 3 structure one covering another . The RE are 2 doors on 2 sides of external structure which leads you to second structure, the inner most structure was not...More

Thank rbs02
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Amazing that we can see the hieroglyphics after all this time. The pyramids are a must see if interested in history of the Mayans.

Thank Cheryl S
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27 November 2016|
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Response from dbradcoleman | Reviewed this property |
This is the main building at the Chichen Itza site. Lots of other things to do there, and lots of people wanting to sell stuff.
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10 September 2015|
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Response from wldtravels | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was from Cozumel, so the bus started from Playa del Carmen after we got off the ferry. It took 2 hours by road to get to Chichen Itza from Playa del Carmen, which now seems faster than the Cancun road trip... More
30 July 2015|
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Response from Paloma_Mariana | Reviewed this property |
Kukulcan is the Maya word fir the puramid, the feathered serpent, who returns each equinox. There is no food within the grounds of Chichen itza. The closest cenote is cenote Sagrade (sacred cenote) it is not the most... More