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Address: Tikal National Park, Guatemala
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Temple of the Great Jaguar

Tikal Temple I, across from Temple II (Temple of the Masks), is one of Tikal’s major structures, which is the largest Mayan city and archaeological sites dated to approximately... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2016
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Tikal Temple I, across from Temple II (Temple of the Masks), is one of Tikal’s major structures, which is the largest Mayan city and archaeological sites dated to approximately 732AD, during the Late Classic Period. The Petén-styled A-frame-shaped limestone stepped pyramid structure is also known as Temple of the Great Jaguar because a lintel depicts a king sitting upon a... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

We visited Tikal in late Jan 2016. The weather was "misty" and then clearing, which gave an Etherial feel to the park. Our guide was very knowledgeable and told us of the reasons behind construction which brought insight into the people of the Mayan culture. We climbed each of the Temples and experienced the beauty of the "jungle" by looking... More 

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Not as cool as the Plaza but still worth a look! Tikal is a really neat place and it's quite cheap to take a tour from Flores, check out Los Amigos Hostel cheapest in town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Love this temple! So beautiful and in a lovely location. I love the difference in how the sides are worn due to erosion. An absolute must see.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

I was actually lucky enough to grow up near tikal so I have been plenty times.As a kid my brother and I would run up and down. Now there are stairs to help preserve the pyramids. Not fun anymore, but the experience of being in nature is amazing. howler monkeys often heard. To sit up high with sounds of nature... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

I was fascinated by my trip to Tikal national Park in Guatemala. I enjoyed the history and the mystery of the Mayan civilization. It was hot (about 90 degrees) and we spent the whole day walking. It was a phenomenal experience. I took a guided tour from San Ignacio which worked out well...but it was a very long day. If... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

What more can you say? This is the temple that is shown in all the promotional photographs. It is absolutely spectacular. You are not allowed to climb it, but that just serves to make it more special.

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Newport, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

All the temples are great. Temple I great view, especially when you look across the plaza while setting on Temple II. You can climb two of the four temples at Tikal. It is just amazing to sit and think of what life was like back in the day. We also enjoyed seeing monkeys and other wildlife.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

One of the temples that you cannot climb and the most photogenic of the temples. Nice to get some great photos of (without tourists climbing all over it). Part of the Gran Plaza so there are lots of people milling around and was busy when I was there. Still easy to get great photos without tons of people in them... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

This is a beautiful Mayan site, we really enjoyed our trip there and the wildlife we have seen there. Bring a lot of mosquito repellent, water and wet weather gear. Take it slow and enjoy the moment - do not rush through this beautiful place.

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