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Address: Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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A spectacular 75-foot high pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichén...

A spectacular 75-foot high pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichén Itzá.

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Between El Catilo and Kulkulcan nearby you will see the two images you most associate with Mexico, never mind Chichen itza. It is a magnificent pyramid,a scarcely believable... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Between El Catilo and Kulkulcan nearby you will see the two images you most associate with Mexico, never mind Chichen itza. It is a magnificent pyramid,a scarcely believable piece of human innovation with almost perfect stone steps towering above you reaching towards the temple at the top. The big, flat lawn in front of it serves to accentuate its size... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Cozumel or Progreso, do what ever you can to see the Ruins of Chitchen Itza especially the Templo of Kulkulkan, the Caracol, and the great Cenote.

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Manchester, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a brilliant Mexican tour guide who made our visit so interesting, so much knowledge and facts. Make sure you have a good guide it makes all the difference to the visit, without him we wouldn't have known so much detail about chichen itza. You can't holiday in Mexico without seeing this amazing place.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

It's awesome to see in person! No you can't climb this temple, but it is so awesome to see this area it's worth the visit. I climbed one at Coba and all I saw was tree tops...

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Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Also known as the Kukulcan Pyramid, this is the main attraction of Chichen Itza. Go around the back if you want to get a photo with fewer strangers in it - most groups seem to hang around the front.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

It was wonderful. Try and get there early in the morning to avoid the crowds and the worst of the heat.

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Main monument at the site. Climbing is now prohibited. Amazing history of the Mayan and their rituals. Highly recommend using a guide to understand the history.

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Painesville, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

If you love archeology like I do, this place is incredible! One of the 7 New Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza has everything....a pyramid, ball court, observatory etc. It was amazing listening to our guide tell us the history of this Mayan city. Their interest in astronomy and acoustics is astonishing! I will definitely visit again!

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Seeing this place and listening to our tour guides you will be amazed at their history and insight. Just piece of advice, wear cool clothes and hat because it can get pretty hot even in February.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This Mayan pyramid is stunning! Do not miss the opportunity to visit it. Bring lots of sun protection as there is not much shade. Lots of walking, but on flat land, wear comfy shoes!

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