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Ek Balam Mayan Ruins, Ek Balam Village
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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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  • Well worth going to and so much less frequented than the other ruins a good experience overall. The ruins were unusual in their architecture, especially the oval palace. The frescoe work truly one of ...  more »
  • That say more... certainly less "Grand" that Chichen Itza but at least it is not fair to tourists, you can ride on the 2 pyramids, (with a view to cut breath) to wander through the ruins, watch the ingenuity of constructions, see brief iguanas basically avoid that Tulum and walk, plus just beside a magnificent cenote (jump to the rope) (, diving 10 m, rappelling) all for 100 pesos, the total up. thinking about pay in pesos, a course to 21 pesos the dollars they account you at 13/14...
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  • I drove to Ek Balam after spending the morning at Chchen Itza. The comparison was remarkable - not only were there far fewer people, but the selling opportunities stopped at the entrance to the site. ...  more »