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“Impressive by its size”
Review of Izamal Ruins

Izamal Ruins
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Owner description: Headquarters of Bishop Landa, the friar who both destroyed the ancient Mayan civilization by burning its codexes, and preserved it for posterity by providing the only written documentation of Mayan society.
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Huge pyramid right by the town center which you can climb. It's very uneven so you need decent shoes. Nice views of the town and surrounding countryside from the top

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Reviewed 16 October 2013

Climbing this massive thing is something not to be missed. You can see 360 around the town of Izamal and the surrounding countryside - amazing. It's quite an uneven hike up from the street, then a long walk across the grassed, treed rink-sized plaza, then another uneven climb up to the top level. The wind is whipping, the view is amazing.... don't miss the opportunity, it really is quite spiritual.

Thank Margo O
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

There are several pyramids in Izamal and you should climb at least one to get a view of the city and imagine it as it was in its heyday. Unlike most of the more spectacular ruins, these are not surrounded and isolated by jungle but right in the town. And one is especially tall and broad based. Locals enjoy them as parks, a place to drink beer after work, take your kids for an outing or kiss your sweetheart.

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Reviewed 2 August 2013

I've visited the city of Izamal twice and each time it grows even more special in my heart. The fact that you can explore this small yellow city and find 7 standing pyramids that were not used in the buildings or for walls is pretty magical. And even thought they might no be restored, when you climb Kinich Kokmo , you can see for miles and sense the majestic feeling of those that lived there before the yellow colonials grew upon this ground. This particular pyramid has a pyramid built on top of the pyramid. I don't believe I realized until this trip how wide this pyramid expanded until we took a horse and buggy ride around town seeing the ruins.
I have seen many pyramids throughout the yucatan. There are many that are magnificient and more ornate. But the relation between the city and the town makes it very special to me.

Thank yucataneyes
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Kinich Kokmo is just outside the main downtown area, and the short scramble up to the top offers great views of the city and surrounding countryside.

Thank mrsirin
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