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Mayapan Mayan Ruins

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Address: south of Merida | LA Mappa E' Sbagliata, LE Rovine Sono Molto A Sud DI Merida, Merida 97824, Mexico
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Another well preserved archeological site, though not as large or impressive as Uxmal. Perhaps because it is smaller, it wasn't nearly as crowded as Uxmal either. If you are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Memphis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another well preserved archeological site, though not as large or impressive as Uxmal. Perhaps because it is smaller, it wasn't nearly as crowded as Uxmal either. If you are into ruins and in Merida, it's worth seeing.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mayapan is the unadulterated view of later Mayan culture. It is not as grande as some of the more commercialized sites like Uxmal or Chichen Itza, but it gives you a better idea of how the Mayans (ultimately unsuccessfully) tried to adapt to their failing environment caused by their rape of their own lands. This is a streamlined urban setting... More 

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Yuma, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although not the largest of the sites and not nearly as well known as Chichen Itza, Uxmal, or Pelanque, it is little gem. Peaceful, serene, and easily negotiated in one morning. Simply beautiful. Not to miss.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we visited Mayapan without high expectations but must say that it very much worth it visiting this mayan site. It is quite small but in a very good shape. you can still climb all the piramides and you have a wonderful view from the highest temple. It looks a bit like Chichen Itza in a smaller size but it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site is small but a real gem. Very few visitors were there when we visited and it felt like we had the place to ourselves. The historic site is well preserved and you can climb on the big pyramid. We also loved the observatory, and some of the detail work has been preserved. The site is small so easily... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellant example of the Mayan Life. Well kept, English/Spanish guides that are very knowledgeable. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mayapan is very easy to reach from Highway 184 (you exit the highway, and the entrance is right there, fee was 40 pesos). We went there with a 2-year-old on Dec 26, and managed to tour the place within 1.5 hours (9:45-11:15am). There were no vendors on site so bring your water. The site is compact and not crowded at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mayapan (meaning Mayan flag) was the center of power in the Yucatan after the decline of Chichen Itza. It is considered to be post-classic without as much detail as you'll find at the classic sites of Chichen Itza and Uxmal. We drove from Merida and got there early. We were the only ones there for more than an hour. It's... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I will echo any reviews I read before visiting the Maypan Ruins. When we arrived we basically had the place to ourselves. I would imagine that eventually these ruins will become more popularly discovered and may be busier in the future. I would take advantage of it as soon as possible. The tranquil environment really gives you the opportunity to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Mayapan has been settled from ca. 1050 until 1400. In the beginning of the 13th century Mayapan defeated Chitchen Itza. Since the late post classics they built up the former existing place to the biggest city at this time on Yucatan. Over 4 square kilometers there were living in more than 4000 buildings more than 12000 people. All the city... More 

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