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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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  • After Chichen, we decided to go to Ek Balam, place little known yet and developing of new discoveries. the place shows how lived his King to difference of chichen is more religious and cultural, there is a difficult climb very steep pyramid and very difficult to get off, I do not recommend it for people with problems of height.
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  • We visited Ek Balam after having been at Chichen Itza. A priori this set seems less impressive but it has its charm. Fewer visitors are allowing you to visit it much quieter. There is more vegetation and therefore it seems that temperature is something more pleasant. But what I liked most was to climb the pyramid. Half way there is a break where you can see a restored facade. If you keep going up you get to the top where you can see the scenery, all jungle. There are other interesting buildings in the enclosure.
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  • The Mayan ruins more beautiful that I have visited, excellent conservation and indeed to the people who is in charge of the conservation of this area makes it with all my heart, beautiful indeed.
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