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Gran Juego de Pelota
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

Most definitely, the Maya's were ahead of their time and the space is incredible considering it could be the size similar to that of a hockey field.

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Reviewed 30 January 2012

The courts were designed to coincide with the speed of sound over one second (340 meters). It ws defintely a game that you wanted to win- the losers often lost their heads. The Main Ball Court is adjacent to the Temple of the Jaguars and it is very impressive with a great view of el Castillo from the south end of the field.

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Reviewed 28 January 2012

You can see pieces of many of our modern games were included in the game that was played here. Make sure you stand in the center and make a loud clap and listen for the 7 echos you hear. I can only imagine what the sound was like when you had two teams battling it out inside here.

Thank Jason S
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

It was worth going to Xcaret to see the reenactment of the ball game! I highly recommend going there for the folkloric show and ball game. See my review of Xcaret...

For Chichen Itza, I think, a guide is a must, as you can see from other posts.

Thank Sarita444
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

We visited Itza on a coach trip from a coastal resort. It is a long way inland, and overall the day was a long one (12hours).

The Mayan temples have been heavily restored for tourists, and the site is large and well organised, but very 'touristy'. You won't find yourself exploring or being out of sight of hundreds of other visitors.

It is a very interesting visit. We had a guide to explain what we were seeing, which I thought was worthwhile. If you are not part of an organised tour you can get a guide when you arrive.

The site is over-run with a large number of stall holders trying to sell the usual tourist souvenirs, you'll very quickly tire of the bizarre squawks & rasps they think jaguars make. Having said that, they're not as pushy as they can be in some areas.

Late in the day it quietness down and the light gets more dramatic for photos.

There are bathrooms which are surprisingly civilised.

Thank kcrane
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