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If you intend on using GPS type in "Zona Arqueologica de Balamku" to find the place. Otherwise it's... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Ron S
New York City, New York
Another Convenient Mayan Ruins Stop Along Highway 186

If traveling along Highway 186, Balamku is a convenient stop just north of the highway. It’s a... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Fresno, California
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you intend on using GPS type in "Zona Arqueologica de Balamku" to find the place. Otherwise it's easy to see signs to it from Route 186. The site isn't big but the main attraction there is the frieze. It's great. The viewing platform is...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 14 March 2018

If traveling along Highway 186, Balamku is a convenient stop just north of the highway. It’s a medium sized site so it doesn’t take more than an hour or two. If driving along 186 it’s possible to see Balamku, Becan, Chicanná, and Xpujil all in...More

1  Thank JoeBenevides
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Balamku is a small site basically across the highway from the entrance to the Calakmul ruins/preserve, and is a must-see before or after your Calakmul excursion. The highlight is a large frieze inside a locked facility. Roughly 15m wide and 8 high, with much detail...More

Thank thayersn
Reviewed 1 January 2018

After our trip to the Zona Achaelogical, we thought we were not coming here because the group requested to visit the Museum. Unfortunately, the museum was closed and we had spare time before we head out to the Murcielagos (bat cave). So we stopped here....More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 29 November 2017

We loved Balamku. The 55 ft. long frieze is remarkably well preserved because it is in the Temple of the Jaguar. You can see the claws on the seated jaguars and pick out other animals, like a toad. The security guard will let you into...More

1  Thank Mary K
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Small archaeological site but with a wonderful building with a great frieze with lots of stucco figures.

Thank kartikmexico
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This site is easy to visit. The most impressive thing to see is the carved Mayan frieze. It is in excellent condition and is surprisingly intact. It is necessary to have someone unlock the room for you - it is upstairs at one of the...More

4  Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Interesting place in the jungle Not crowded place, very romantic and close to caramkul - worth to visit both places in the same day - to caramkul you need to have car or transport - open from 8-14.30

Thank Anita M
Reviewed 25 December 2015

It only takes a little while to see. As the other reviews say the carvings are totally worth seeing.

Thank Pintofish
Reviewed 24 August 2015

This is a relatively small site, but only a couple of kms off the main road - it has what a lot of other Mayan sites have, but it also has some painted sculptures that other sites don't have and they are truly amazing. To...More

1  Thank Paul A
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