Palenque ruinas, Palenque

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Observe and inspect impressive ruins and intricate Mayan carvings, surrounded by dense jungle, at Palenque ruinas. At just 2.5 sq km (1 sq mi), the site is fairly small compared to some of the more revered indigenous ruins. That said, archaeologists estimate only about 10% of the city has been excavated, leaving potentially thousands of structures still covered by jungle. Allow yourself plenty of time to admire the site and its rich documented history. Consider hiring a guide to teach you about the site’s interesting history. Add Palenque ruinas and other attractions to your Palenque trip itinerary using our Palenque day trip planning tool .
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  • Better than Chichén Itzá and Uxmal. You should arrive early, the groups are probably only after 9: 00. ONLY the seller are distracting.
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  • To take advantage of the view, take advantage of the park guides, plus that can make a journey into the jungle, where will be the pool and learn about the aqueducts
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  • Awesome spot. Best I've seen behind tikal. Plenty to do, some off the beaten track paths, wildlife, and lovely waterfalls. Excellent day  more »

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Most travelers visit Palenque to explore the adjacent Mayan ruins, so most accommodations sit close to the archaeological site. If you choose to stay there, you'll be surrounded by jungle, so bring appropriate clothing and insect repellent, and prepare to pay a bit more for food and drink at the restaurant attached to your digs. If the conveniences of modern society appeal more to you, opt for the city center, or look for rooms in the adjoining neighborhoods of Santa Cruz or La Canada.
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