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Address: Tikal National Park, Guatemala
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Iconic Temple

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... read more

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Waukesha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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Rotterdam, Nederland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is probably the best known temple, and the main attraction of Tikal. It's not the highest, and arguably not the most beautiful, but you just can't miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Temple I is not the tallest pyramid in Tikal but it is often the most emblematic and representative of the site. It is located in the Great Plaza and faces its counterpart, Temple II. It is closed to climbers but you may take some great pictures from the North Acropolis or better yet, from Temple II, both of which you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is in the main plaza and while you can't climb this one, there are many other ruins around that you can climb and explore. So much to see and take in. You can climb to the top of temple 2 via a staircase built at the back. Lots of Howler Monkeys in the trees and Toucans to see... Turkeys... More 

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