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Address: Tikal National Park, Guatemala
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Doorway in need of repair....despite world heritage sight status!

We were very saddened to see that a protective grill has fallen into the doorway on temple I and no one has done anything about it. Surely having world heritage staus must mean... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Bellflower
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Temple I is one of the most photographed and beautiful temples in the Grand Plaza at Tikal. Known as The Temple of the Grand Jaguar, it is made totally out of lime stone and is the last resting place for Ah Cacau (Lord Chocolate), It’s also the largest temples in the grand plaza, but unlike all the other monuments and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very saddened to see that a protective grill has fallen into the doorway on temple I and no one has done anything about it. Surely having world heritage staus must mean there is an obligation to maintain this national treasure properly.

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Thank Caroline J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most beautiful pyramid of Tikal, another name is The Temple of the Grand Jaguar ,In 1958, archeologists discovered the tomb of Ah Cacau (Lord Chocolate), one of Tikal's greatest rulers, inside Temple I rises some 50 meters above the plaza's eastern end. A stone stairway leads up the pyramid's nine tiers, corresponding to the nine levels of the Mayan... More 

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Waukesha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple is part of the Grand Plaza and is likely what you think of a Mayan temple looking like. It stands at the East end of the Plaza and has a small court to the side. Like most of these tall temples the upper room is gated closed which spoils the view a bit. You can't climb this one.... More 

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The Dalles, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I have visited Tikal many times but visited this fall with friends who had never seen it. As we approached the back side of Temple I our guide, Roxy Ortiz, encouraged us to look down until we were near the base, then look up with the temple framed perfectly with trees and blue sky - stunning!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The largest temple in the grand plaza complex. You can't climb, but you can climb on a nearby monument to get a good view.

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Varazdin, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I don't give five star to every locale, but this one is one of my favorite ancient sites. It's easy to access it from Flores as there are many tour agencies that transport to there. I do recommend going with an official tour agency and not with men on the bus terminal who offer to take you there. It's safer... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I was there in August....which I would not recommend. I asked my guide "when in the hottest time of year" and he said "today" and laughed at me. This park in not fully excavated in the tradition of responsible archaeology (you leave things for when future technology is better) but there is so much to see. There are not a... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Perfect place to take a picture, since this is fully excavated! You can walk across and around and get great pictures .

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Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

There are no words or pictures to describe this amazing ceremonial temple built by the Tikal Ruler from the classic period. A must see bucket list item!

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