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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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