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Ek Balam Mayan Ruins, Ek Balam Village

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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Step into the ancient past at Ek Balam Mayan Ruins, a well-preserved Mayan site at its pinnacle from 770 CE to 840 CE. The site included one of the largest structures excavated in the region; it includes defensive walls and an arched entrance. Take a guided tour to learn the history of this sacred place. Be sure to take the opportunity to climb to the top of the main temple--something not permitted at larger Mayan sites--and see views of the ancient city and jungle beyond. There's some shade on site, but bring along plenty of sunblock (and your camera). Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ek Balam Mayan Ruins by using our Ek Balam Village family vacation planner.
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  • A morning out from Valladolid. We had the sight to ourselves after we got there as it opened. The sight is really good but be warned this is one of the more expensive Mayan sights at 200 pesos or so. ...  read more »
  • I heard a guide that works there that had an inscription on one of the altarpieces of ek balam said: there are more than 7,000 Mayan cities..., this place itself for me is a mystical place, has a lugubrious air and uncomfortable silences, hop on the main pyramid and see the peninsula from above, see altarpieces really this place worth a visit, sit, breathing and listening to nature itself, is of those few places that feel still authentic and that really feels even the presence of the ancient inhabitants of ek balam (don't forget to go to the cenote, is large enough, at the entrance of the ruins is a booth with bicycles for rent for access.) is as a1 kilometer away the cenote of the main entrance)
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  • The few q can be uploaded, apparently retains quite well, there is one part remoledada, still retains most original, stunning views from the top, if you manage to get it clear.
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