Temple II
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Tissa.travels
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,259 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
Another large pyramid, opposite Temple I on the great plaza. At the back of the temple there are stairs to the top, which gives you great views of great plaza and Temple I.
Written August 22, 2016
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N_FamilyGeorgia
Tampa, FL197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is like being in a movie or in a graphic novel that grasps a lost age. This wonder is too incredible for words. Anyone who has been here can tell you that pictures do not do this place justice, one must experience this up close. I would recommend this to anyone.
Written October 1, 2010
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Laurie EY
Kyiv, Ukraine156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Decades ago I used to climb Temple II via its stairs now they have an easy wooden staircase at the back of the temple. A wonderful look-out!
Written February 11, 2020
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Lynn W
Keller, TX57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
It is the second main attraction. Ask for a tour guide from Gem Tours. Specifically ask for Jose Moreno. His English is like a native.
Written January 5, 2019
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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,689 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Friends
Tikal Temple II has the nickname Temple of the Masks, and is dubbed Tikal Structure 5D-2 by archaeologists. The Mayan Mesoamerican Tikal pyramid is a temple built in the Late Classic Period, or around 700AD. It is located on the west side of the Great Plaza, opposite Temple I. Temple II was built by King Jasaw Chan K'awiil to honor his wife, Kalajuun Une' Mo', which means “Twelve Macaw Tails.” As king, her son Yik'in Chan K'awiil oversaw completion of Temple II. The site was visited by Petén governor Modesto Méndez in 1848, during the first expedition to the ruins. Preliminary excavations of Temple II started in 1958, six years after my birth.

This pyramid is a squat, massive structure standing 125 feet high and is the most thoroughly restored major Tikal temple. The original height is believed to be 138 feet including the roof comb. The pyramid’s base measures 123x135 feet, covering a surface area of 16,600 square feet. Ancient temple graffiti is said to depict sacrificed captives, the gory Mayan aspect. The pyramid rises in three stepped levels, the uppermost level being a wide platform supporting the summit shrine. Two badly eroded giant masks adorn the upper platform. The façade grotesque masks give Temple II its nickname, Temple of the Masks. The temple’s ornate roof comb bears a face sculpture with circular earspools, and there are sealed chambers within the roof comb. Stela P-83 is at the base of the main stairway. It has no sculpted decoration or hieroglyphic texts. It stands 11 feet high and was broken, but has been restored. This uncharacteristic stela is an easy way to know which pyramid temple is #2.
Written February 14, 2016
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bluesfly
Hong Kong, China36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014
Mayan temples are my all time favourites. great architecture style with a story of long history. Tikal is for real ruins lovers.
Written June 8, 2015
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Zaknafein
State College, PA149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Temple II sits opposite of Temple I on the Great Plaza, and unlike Temple I you can climb a wooden staircase about halfway up Temple II to a platform that has an awesome view of the Plaza. It's an easy climb up, and when we visited in February of 2009 we spent a good 20 minutus up here... taking great photos of the plaza, relaxing, and having a bite to eat. A visit to Tikal is strongly recommended, and was one of the most magnificent Mayan sites that we had the opportunity to visit while in Belize and Guatemala.
Written March 7, 2010
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bucketlisttravellers
Sydney, Australia3,655 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
You can climb temple II and it is a moderate climb, easier than temple IV. From the top you can get a great view of temple I and the Grand Plaza below. Walking round the back of the viewing deck you can get a glimpse of the other temples amongst the jungle.
Written February 24, 2020
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,610 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
We really enjoyed the views from up there and the temple itself is beautiful. This is an impressive infrastructure!
Written July 11, 2018
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rainylor
Calgary, Canada129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
You can climb to a balcony and overlook the very well preserved area from this temple. Incredible temples in the jungle.
Written September 13, 2017
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