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Address: Carretera a Palenque- Zona Archaeologica Km. 8, Palenque 29960, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 916 345 1758
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A wide variety of pyramids, temples and sculptures have all been found at...

A wide variety of pyramids, temples and sculptures have all been found at this famous Mayan archaeological site.

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Magnificent Mayan site in a tropical forest

Palenque is a medium-sized site, much smaller than such huge sites as Tikal, Chichen Itza or Copán, but it contains some of the finest architecture, sculpture, roof comb and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Aalst, Belgium
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Aalst, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Palenque is a medium-sized site, much smaller than such huge sites as Tikal, Chichen Itza or Copán, but it contains some of the finest architecture, sculpture, roof comb and bas-relief carvings that the Mayas produced. Much of the history of Palenque has been reconstructed from reading the hieroglyphic inscriptions on the many monuments. Historians now have a long sequence of... More 

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Peekskill, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are lucky you will hear them. Be sure to hire a guide. He'll show you plenty of things you wouldn't find your self like a snack of live termites, yum!

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Varazdin, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Palenque is a classic ancient site, and by this i mean its strong impression. It was bad weather and drizzling when I was there, but still you cannot and not be affected by this marvellous ancient site of the Mayas. It is very unique and different to almost all other Mayan site, and the story of the king Pacal and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We took the overnight train, with a sleeping compartment, from Merida. Woke up in the early dawn to find ourselves in the misty rain forest. The park is astounding! Spend as much time as you can there. We had a tip about waterfalls in the nearby jungle off the beaten path, and since it was so humid I needed a... More 

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Bellenaves, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I did not expect it to be so nice and big! Go there in the morning to avoid the tourists arriving by busses!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

**TripAdvisor has two entries for Palenque National Park/Ruins this applies to both ** This is an essential destination for anyone remotely close. Transport to and from is convenient and cheap by bus (ADO GL is like business class on a plane). The history of this area is remarkable, and to experience coupled with physical surrounds is one for the memory... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This was an absolute fun road trip with my friend. The pyramids and Mayan ruins were definitely something to see while in the state of Chiapas, México. Lots of history and things to learn!

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Reynosa, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This was the first time I've ever visited an Maya site, and it was mind blowing, to be in a place with so much history. Try to get a guide that'll take you to a walk into the jungle so they can show you the ruins that are still under the vegetation.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

I've been to Chichen Itza, Teotihuacan, Tulum, and Ek-Balaam and Palenque has been one of my favorites. There are fewer vendors than at Chichen Itza and the ruins are more spectacular. It's awesome to hear the monkeys and walk through the jungle exploring the ruins. You can actually walk through these. And there are a reliefs and friezes in the... More 

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Santa Clara, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

The park is fascinating. On a prior visit I did not employ a local guide. This time I employed a local English speaking guide. What a difference that made. It is worth every penny, but they are not that expensive. The history of Waring Kings and their rituals is fascinating. The sarcophagus and murals tell real stories. There certainly had... More 

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