Mayapan Mayan Ruins, Merida

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#5 of 14 in Historic Sites in Merida
Considered the last big Mayan civilization before the arrival of the Spanish, Mayapan Mayan Ruins remains relatively unvisited. There are over 4,000 structures to view practically on your own within the surrounding 9 km (5.5 mi) stone wall. The site does not have any restrictions, so you can photograph the ancient dwellings to your heart’s desire. Be sure to walk through the ceremonial center where temples, halls, shrines, platforms, and altars can be found, or take the time to climb to the top of the pyramid and view the site from above. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Merida trip simple and quick.
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  • Mayapan is well worth the forty minute trip outside Merida. There are unique carvings and masks. Give yourself a couple of hours to tour the site.  more »
  • Thought I never get here, too remote .... Not so too remote from Merida though... Our group of 8 and 5 other people were the only ones there ... Very well preserved  more »
  • A place to visit to learn the scope of the Mayan culture. Although there are national visitors who have no idea of what is a historic place like this.
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