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Temple II

Tikal National Park, Guatemala
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Omar (Elmer) Alvarado gives great tours of Tikal Mayan ruins, the temples, pyramids, trees, animals, sights, sounds of the jungle. Be it sunrise or sunset, or in between, contact Omar at alvaradomar24@hotmail.es He had the knowledge and personality to ensure you have a great time.

Thank Kulbi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you climb the wooden steps of Temple II that is at the back of the temple. The views from the top are the classic photos that everyone sees of Tikal. Though you've seen the pictures, its still best to experience the views on...More

Thank zepned44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

temple 2 is located on the western side of the Gran Plaza (central square) of Tikal, facing temple 1 on its eastern side. you can climb temple 2 by a wooden staircase, and there is a great view on the Gran Plaza from above.

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a wooden staircase in the back of the temple that you can safely climb to the top of this temple for the amazing views of the entire park.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We loved the fact that you could climb to the top of this temple and get 360 degree views across the entire Mayan site. It is not a difficult climb, circa 50 steps but well worth it for the views.

Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed 14 September 2017

You can climb to a balcony and overlook the very well preserved area from this temple. Incredible temples in the jungle.

Thank rainylor
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Temple II is located in the main square of Tikal. It's one of the temples that you can still climb and the view from above won't disappoint you, for sure! From atop you can see all the buildings around that complex.

Thank Pedro N
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Temple II has a wooden staircase on the backside that makes it fairly easy to climb. Once on top you have great views of the Grand Plaza and across to Temple I.

Thank seafare74
Reviewed 8 June 2017

One of my favourite things to do in Tikal was visit temple 2, not because it is in any way "better" than the other temple, rather it is because you can climb in on a wooden stairwell and the views you get of the Great...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 17 April 2017

A climb to the top (on safe, wooden stairs) provides a panoramic view of the Grand Plaza, with Temple 1 at the centre and Acropolis North and Central on either side.

Thank DFL49
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