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Becan Ruins

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Address: Calakmul | Becan, 24640, Mexico

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Maya civilization and magnificent views.

Becán is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. It is located near the center of the Yucatán Peninsula, in the present-day Mexican state of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Aalst, Belgium
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Aalst, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Becán is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. It is located near the center of the Yucatán Peninsula, in the present-day Mexican state of Campeche, about 150 km north of Tikal. The name Becan was bestowed on the site by archaeologists who rediscovered the site, meaning "ravine or canyon formed by water" in Yukatek Maya, after... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Not that easy to get to but once you get there you'll see it is totally worth it. 2 hrs drive from Xpujil (near town from Calakmul with phone signal, gas station etc, there are other towns such as conhuas but no wifi. I stayed at Hotel Maya Balam, low price and excellent amenities. Recommended to get a guide once... More 

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Orebro, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

This little Maya-ruin-town is right in the middle of the jungle and very much like you expect a ruin to be from movies and pictures. Come in the afternoon for moody sunlight filtering through the canopy. Here you can climb a pyramid, it is steep, but a sturdy rope helps you keep your balance. The view over the jungle is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

In our journey, we didn't plan to go to Cobra, so we thought we miss a chance to climb the pyramids. The tour guide bought us here, and when we saw the rope, we were so excited and to climb up. On the top of the pyramid, beautiful view including tropical forest, other unexcavated ruins, workers climb up to clear... More 

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

What I love about this ruin is that there are so many buildings that are visible on each side with courtyard areas between. It is legend that when you wale through the tunnel in my photo, you come out 10 years younger! Definitely worth a visit. You can climb every ruin, and there are at least four grand pyramids.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is a nicely restored and maintained site that is an excellent example of Mayan architecture. This site has some uniqueness with some pyramids with curved corners. You can climb most pyramids and let the kid explorer in you take over here. It is only a short distance from Xpujil and well worth a stop.

Thank Daryl F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Huge, majestic and beautiful. Excelent option to visit. Lots of accesible ruins with fantastic views. You really get the feeling of exploring something that is not as commercial as Tulum or Chichenitza.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Becan Mayan ruins is an old but small Mayan site. Becan was already occupied around 550 BC, and grew to a major ceremonial center a few centuries later. Around 250 AD, a defensive dry moat was constructed around the city center. It is one of the oldest defensive systems in Mexico, The site itself is quite close to the other... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

I have been to the area of Becan more than once and it has never disappointed. The ruins are impressive and a bit different from some of the other locations. The pyramid gives an outstanding view of the area but just be careful climbing down as the steps are narrow. There is plenty of shade so the walk is not... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

to visit this amazing place and when we entered were the only visitors. The tropical vegetation and wild life made the experience even more exciting. The site is compact,and well marked. You need a good hour to visit at a leisurely pace And, don't forget to admire the variety of old trees!

5 Thank Patricia I

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