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Address: Carretera a Tlacolula 190 Km 17, Tlacolula, Mexico

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Wonderful solitude

This is an ancient, ie B.C., ruins, in the middle of a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains. While small, it is more impressive, possibly, than the huge site of Monte Alban... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2016
Katharyn R
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Toronto, Canada
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Hayle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 572 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Small but interesting site,probably not worth an expedition but if in the area with an hour or so to idle away why not give it a try. I love the way all seem to have a ball court,now if what we are told is true,eg,either the winner or losers are sacrificed,why the hell does anyone play?.

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Thank RoyL65
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This site is usually overlooked under the great offer for Monte Alban. We took a taxi directly here for a decent fee. Nice temples and walk around. There wasn't hardly anyone when we went so it was nicer.

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Varazdin, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This ruins are on the road from Oaxaca to Mitla. Easy to access with public transport from Oaxaca. The ruins are nice, and carvings as well. I wasn't that impressed as with other ruins I've seen in Oaxaca Valley and Mexico overall. It's nice to stop by if you have time.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

This is an ancient, ie B.C., ruins, in the middle of a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains. While small, it is more impressive, possibly, than the huge site of Monte Alban. There is a large ball court, and a small section of sheltered, very low-relief stone carvings. The sense of mystery is quite powerful, and you are unlikely to encounter... More 

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Menlo Park CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

And we had it all to ourselves ( and our guide). One of the first Zapotec settlements. Astonishing view from the site. You might want to skip the crowds at Monte Alban.

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Pelham Manor, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2015

I had wanted to visit Dainzu to see what I could learn about the site for a friend writing a book that involves aspects of the Olmec culture. After being taken by mistake to Yagul (worth the accidental trip!), I headed back toward Oaxaca City and asked to be dropped at Dainzu. This time, I got to go where I... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

A mile or so off the main road in Oaxaco curious tourists will discover another gem of Mexican archaeology, Dainzu. There ruins have barely been excavated. Yet they are set in a beautiful location with a wonderful view of the valley. The main temple is small and typical in design to other ruins in Oaxaca. A small altar is in... More 

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