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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  • We have visited on our trip already Chichén Itzá and COBA. Palenque surpassed both lengths. 1. the site and buildings are huge. 2. are there frescoes here and you can experience the best how the Mayans lived. 3. it is almost deserted. No gigantic tour buses come here. You must plan a lot time and should be physically fit. There are many stairs. Also the River in the jungle, which is part of the ruins is beautiful. The plans, which hang from are confusing. Some can not be seen before loud box, where it is. We have looked at the ruins without Guide and then in the Museum (entry is at the entrance of the ruins), read what was what building. It was sufficient for us. The guides on the site have told their groups less and were more busy for everyone to create the ideal Selfie experience. Anyone who is not with the car there: of Palenque from taxi collectivos to the ruins and back for 20 pesos per person and route. Taxis are an absolute usury! 150 pesos a route. Water does not admit it in the site to buy. So be sure to take enough.
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  • The archaeological site of Palenque is a must see. It is beautiful, my only regret is to have been taken by the time followed a protest the day before we preventing access to the site... Otherwise as the site of Chichen Itza, there are sellers of souvenirs on the outside and on the site... a shame... However the site is pleasantly landscaped and very well maintained what it really should be noted! In short, a must! I'll come back to finish my visit on a future trip! Possibility of having a french speaking guide
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  • Loved every single temple & stone! Really take your time to do the full tour and to really take it all in! Park also has great signs in English. Combined with a travel book, it will give you a lot of ...  more »
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