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Address: ZA Kabah, Mexico
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Once a thriving Mayan city, now an impressive ruin.

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Uxmal and Kabah Early Access Tour from Merida
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A great little site free of crowds

I visited Kabah after visiting Uxmal on a marathon tour of 5 sites in one day. I rented a car and parked in a dirt lot on the side of the freeway. It was close to the ruins so it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Kabah after visiting Uxmal on a marathon tour of 5 sites in one day. I rented a car and parked in a dirt lot on the side of the freeway. It was close to the ruins so it felt fairly safe. Across the freeway is the main entrance and it costs 50 pesos. There was a sign that... More 

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Pennington, NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restored section of this ruin is a precious gem and, although very small, it is really worth it. There are two steep staircases necessary to see the two major buildings, but if you are physically able, do so because the friezes, statues, and carvings need to be seen close up.

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Orange, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The reconstituted buildings are great! It is a small area to view but worth the stop. Not recommended for wheelchairs or people with difficulty walking unaided.

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Gilroy, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you've already been to other ruins, this one will be dissapointing. The problem is the majority of the Kabah ruins are not part of the tour. From what my tour guy said, you're only seeing about a third of the ruins, which is not much. The restored part is on one side of the freeway, while the unrestored -... More 

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Uxmal is a must see, and Kabah is a great way to end your day. Beautiful smaller site with opportunities for exploring and being surprised, such as the "arco" at the beginning of the Mayan road to Uxmal, on the other side of the street is the Palace of Masks, which you must see if you have the time. Peaceful... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We went on a tour with Mayan Hertiage, arranged through Nomadas Hostel. This was the second stop. After seeing Uxmal, it's a bit disappointing. However, it's nice enough. I wouldn't make a special trip, but combined it's nice. We went to Uxmal, Teotihucan, Chichen Itza, El Balam, and Kabah while in Mexico. The order I wrote them is the order... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

My friend and I hadn't intended to see this ruin, but as we drove by and saw that it was right on the road, we found a place to turn around and returned. We were delighted that we did. There are ruins on both sides of the road. There's a small entrance fee. You are almost alone seeing hundreds of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

If you are in the archeological zone then be sure to follow the road signs to Kabah. The admission is only the tourism tax of 50 or 60 pesos and ample free parking. I also walked across the road to the other section and it is a long walk. There is a tiny giftshop with Mayan souvenirs and clothes etc.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Amazingly absolutely at the roadside. The ruins have the best carving of a couple. Most tours only stop for 20 minutes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Go off the beaten path to have this site to yourself. The buildings are typical of Mayan sites. I liked the large human (Mayan) figures on one of the buildings.

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