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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  • A very beautiful archaeological site, one of the few remaining where you can still climb to the top of the temple. And it's also very recently, it was discovered just 30 years ago and now you can visit 10% of everything, so it only has to gain this spot.
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  • We stopped at Ek Balam on our way back from Chichen Itza to Playa del Carmen (it's about 20 minutes off the main highway). We weren't sure what to expect, but we loved it! The teenage kids loved climb...  more »
  • This is our 3rd Mayan Ruin we have visited over the years...and its one of our fav now. So beautiful, and peaceful. Not as well visited as other well know ruins. I'd highly recommend to go see this be...  more »

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