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Becan Ruins

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Address: Xpujil Town 24640, Mexico
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Great Forgotten Mayan Sites

After visiting the overwhelming pyramids and other public buildings of the Mayan Ruins of Chichen Etza , these small archaeological sites at Xpujil, Chincanna, and Becan in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Royal Oak, MI
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Royal Oak, MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After visiting the overwhelming pyramids and other public buildings of the Mayan Ruins of Chichen Etza , these small archaeological sites at Xpujil, Chincanna, and Becan in Campeche State were a treasure in their own way. For one thing, the monuments and sites are considerably smaller. As smaller, they are easier to explore and so to comprehend. They are also... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in the area, definitely stop at the Becan Ruins. This is a much smaller site than Calakmul obviously but really a great site. When we visited there was only one other couple there and it was well maintained and worth a couple hours.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had no expectations, just wanted to take a break from driving from Bacalar to Campeche; it was wonderful! We were almost alone there and took a tour (approx. 300mxn). You can climb on many ruines (also very high ones) and take great pictures. The plants are also very beautiful and special there, the ruines are in the jungle. Total... More 

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Becan is a relatively unvisited site. It is unique in that it is surrounded by a moat and a series of wall. The buildings are in very good shape and many of them still have remnants of the original colors and stucco facades.

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of structures amongst the greenery, surprising number of columns in architecture, not very frequented by tourists so we had it to ourselves. Really memorable walk past history.

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Duvall, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Better than Chicanna. Lots to see. It's fun the be able to explore them in depth. Could stand to remove a few tres tho so we can see the ruins.

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Long Jetty
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The ruins were interesting with a big climb to the top of the main structure. Local kids offered to 'watch our car' for a price in the car park which we declined. After leaving the ruins the kids seemed disappointed in the pesos in change we offered. The ruins itself were interesting as always

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Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Becan is besides Rio Bec the most important archeological site in the Mayan stile known as "Rio Bec". While the latter is not really open to the public, and not officially accessible, Rio Bec is near a federal highway and a small village. The splendid pre-columbian architecture that can be seen, make it one of the best secondary Mayan sites... More 

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Seaford, East Sussex
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is a lovely site in the middle of the jungle close to Chicanna and Xpujil. Hardly anyone else there as it's quite off the beaten track, but it's well worth the visit. Again you can climb the pyramids here, if you dare.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Becán is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. It is located near the center of the Yucatán Peninsula, in the present-day Mexican state of Campeche, about 150 km north of Tikal. The name Becan was bestowed on the site by archaeologists who rediscovered the site, meaning "ravine or canyon formed by water" in Yukatek Maya, after... More 

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