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). Make Ek Balam Mayan Ruins a part of your Ek Balam Village vacation plans using our Ek Balam Village tour itinerary planner .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Still a little insider tip for 132 Mexican pesos, these Mayan temples are I think you'll get your ticket so €6,14 in the theer. The theer has a clean toilet, as well as a small kiosk with snacks. We are straight GER at the Touriständen pass and have us over the gravel-paved paths on made to the temples. After about 10 minutes, we arrived at the first buildings and were amazed that we really all buildings were allowed to climb, no fences, no blocking. After the smaller built at the beginning of the great temple is waiting at the end! Very impressive and there you go up there and above have come to enjoy the views, it is available through the jungle and can see far, it is just breathtakingly beautiful! Here too, the following rules apply: no flip also bring sunscreen and mosquito repellent, flops! A headgear protects you the pop Sun and for all girls, so for me: no dress or skirt when you want on the temple up, saves you the unpleasant feeling that you and several hundred eyes under your skirt to look... Once at the top it says take pictures, that you must simply hold, keep holding and enjoy! Another tip from me: Drive off, in the morning early it is still not so hot and there are still no Tourigruppen da pattern with big coaches coming... we have always seen to, that we were at 8 o'clock on the temples, so we had our rest and as we have gone , we are the Tourimassen to come, I can assure you, there was loud, uncomfortable and fully--anywhere! Recommended if it cost extra admission (50 mex. Pesos €2.33) visit to the Cenote was "X ´ canche", was not to miss, because on the way back from the temples was the cashier. This open Cenote was really stunningly beautiful and since it was not late, about 11 or 12 o'clock not also run over! The way to the Cenote, also gravel-paved paths (2 km) from the entrance to the Cenote was nice but has drawn on foot. Bicycle taxis offer their services for little money, or you lend you a bicycle at the entrance itself. We walked out and had been something done at the humidity no wonder it was called move, Bikini / swimsuit on and showers... Locker room available, there are also small pockets where you can include your stuff where the locks come from I don't know, we took our gear (backpack) in the Cenote. There is also the possibility to abseil secured with helmet, extra, looked cool but, come down one lands in the Cenote water and is taken by a staff member down in the water with swimming ring in reception. Life jackets can be rented also for little money for a bath. The Cenote is really beeindurckend beautiful, and you should let them Miss! Tree trunks proliferate from top to bottom in the blue and fairly deep water. A paved path leads around circular water, including suspension bridge and two places from which you can jump into the water. A bounce jump and a rope, on which you can swing in the water. Really incredibly beautiful!
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  • September 26, 2017
    With a lot of history, unmissable location and very very hot. It's worth the climb up the stairs, for a great view over the green. Is anything! If you can take a change of clothes because you're going to sweat a lot.
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  • September 21, 2017
    I don't think I could have picked a hotter, more humid day to visit! We did have a tour guide (support the locals!) and found him to very informative. It was a quick tour with him (45 mins.) then you ...  more »

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