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Tonina, Ocosingo

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Tonina is a pre-Columbian archaeological site and ruined city of the Maya civilization located in what is now the Mexican state of Chiapas, some 13 km east of the town of Ocosingo.The site is medium to large, with groups of temple-pyramids set on terraces rising some 71m above a plaza, a large court for playing the Mesoamerican ballgame, and over 100 carved monuments, most dating from the 6th century through the 9th centuries AD, during the Classic period. Toniná is distinguished by its well preserved stucco sculptures and particularly by its in-the-round carved monuments, produced to an extent not seen in Mesoamerica since the end of the much earlier Olmec civilization.. Toniná possesses one of the largest pyramids in Mexico; at 74m in height, it is taller than the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan..Toniná was an aggressive state in the Late Classic, using warfare to develop a powerful kingdom. For much of its history, Toniná was engaged in sporadic warfare with Palenque, its greatest rival and one of the most important polities in the west of the Maya region, although Toniná eventually became the dominant city in the west.
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  • September 23, 2017
    Outside the circuit of the large number of tourists, is a magical place, rich and surrounded by a beautiful nature.
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  • September 18, 2017
    Very near Ocosingo, approx. 30 minutes in combi charged you 13 pesos, admission is free, at the entrance there are guides, my recommendation to hire don Nelo excellent guide, cobra 250, about 2 hrs and half, takes you if you like to the top of the pir amide, to return to ocosingo, a wait until you get to download a combi with some tourist or as we walk 10 min to the road where they spend other combi you charged 13 pesos to Center, PostScript... Beware of ants and spiders
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  • August 20, 2017
    Need you much publicity really is of the best Maya archaeological sites. It has the tallest pyramid of mesoamerica, it is a place you must visit if you are in Chiapas. The prices are very reasonable and the service is first. You can still upload to all the buildings and entering rooms.
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  • June 15, 2017
    Woow... Woooow, from the mesoamerica pyramids I've visited, this one was the absolute best! I am huge fan of mayan culture, soo civilized, so organized, so clean... It was mesmerising. It's the biggest pyramid of mesoamerica (bigger than palenque) and all the mountains around the pyramid are actually more pyramids, just amazing. Tour guides are good, some have worked in the excavation, so they have great story's as well, very humble people. If you want to use your drone, you need to get a permit, other wise they won't let you use it. Also, there are 270 steps, very steep steps as well, so bring enough water, sunblock and highly recommend a big hat and sun glasses
  • July 4, 2017
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  • June 22, 2017
    Hello is place of Chiapas is wonderful and lets you admire the expertise that our ancestors had, and be not only proud but admired for his knowledge, best regards to all
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  • June 13, 2017
    Beautiful place, you need luck so there are no locks on the way, I very much recommend visiting it, hire a guide, they are very friendly people and they live off that!
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  • June 29, 2017
    Ruins little known because they are still only excavated 5%, but it is an extraordinary place, with a huge pyramid. It is worthwhile to make the stop in Ocosingo, Palenque and San Cristobal de las Casas, to visit
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