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Address: Carretera a Palenque- Zona Archaeologica Km. 8, Palenque 29960, Mexico
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+52 916 345 1758
08:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:30

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you walk thru the park to get to the ruins

if you stay at el panchan and walk early morning like 7am to the ruins, you dont have to pay for entering the park. just walk 3.5km past museum and to ruins entrance. 70p. nice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Port Antonio, Jamaica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you stay at el panchan and walk early morning like 7am to the ruins, you dont have to pay for entering the park. just walk 3.5km past museum and to ruins entrance. 70p. nice walk through the jungle and hear the howling monkeys. the park is extensive and best time to visit early in morning before the tourist buses... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Magnificent archaological site with incredible Mayan ruins. It is worth spending hours walking around on the site. Some of the walking paths takes you through the rain forest. The nearby museum is worth a visit, too. Bring water, sunscreen and walking shoes. We went in January, which was optimal because it was outside the rainy season and not extremely hot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Palenque is incredible - almost mystical with being surrounded by the forest. I would highly recommend this site. It's one of the best and was our favorite in Chiapas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've visited all the major Mayan sites--each is magnificent--but there's something very special about Palenque. I first went there in 2006 and returned this month (Jan. 2017). Surrounded by the rainforest, it has a certain mystique which I haven't found elsewhere. Since the big tourist season was over, I was able to wander in peace and solitude. The first day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

we came into a road block and had to pay a small fee per person to come in. This fee does not include the archaeological area or anything else. However the area is beautiful tropical forest and it is well kept. I did´t see any trash which we saw everywhere else we visited.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I loved this breathtaking place. It is not only the ruins - the landscape and fauna, the whole atmosphere was wonderful. I learned a lot from the guide, who works for the park. He spoke perfect english and gave us (I met a group of people from Israel there) interesting and different insights. Also it was a pleasure to walk... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Unlike Chichen Itza, you can still climb up the ruins here. For these ruins, I had a guide which did make a difference, though I still wouldn't do it for all ruins. Being on the oldest guides, he offered a very refreshing perspective that you won't find in any of the guidebooks so it was definitely worth it. Thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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Aalst, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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 10 November 2016 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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