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Edzna, Yucatan Peninsula

Built in the 5th century BCE, Edzna ensures a look at a remarkably well preserved Mayan complex of structures. The focal point of this ancient ensemble of buildings is the main temple, featuring five stone floors designed to provide a good overview of the surrounding area. Other highlights include a ball court, with accompanying buildings once used to store sporting equipment and ritual items utilized during various Mayan festivals. Use our Campeche trip itinerary planner to visit Edzna on your trip to Campeche, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A little-known place, but very beautiful situated 42 km from Campeche, is a very good option for those who like walking in the archaeological zones, the view from the square to the five-story pyramid is a beautiful image.
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  • We went by car from Campeche. The ruins consist of beautiful pyramids that you can climb, surrounded by a majestic silence, thanks to the small number of tourists. It is placed in the jungle, but the parts that can be visited are placed in carefully cleaned from vegetation and kept open meadow. The visit is very pleasant, not being a very extensive site, requires little more than one hour is absolutely necessary to use mosquito repellent, which are highly aggressive.
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  • An impressive site where you walk around alone. Beautiful buildings which are still well preserved. Only 55,-pesos entrance fee. They are not always on the opening and closing hours.
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  • Excellent, beautiful jungle setting without too many tourists, even during high season. Fantastic birding in the surrounding jungle. There isn't anywhere nearby to stay, but the site welcomes you to camp along the road into the ruins, right outside the entrance gate. The site has guards that patrol it all night and we felt very safe, and parrots woke us up in the morning, which is always a treat for a bird watcher!
  • Edzna means "House of the Itza" and is located 60 km S.E, of Campeche, luckily not too many tourist stop here, which makes your discovery even more awesome. Some of these guys appear to be wearing "glasses" (?).
  • Edzna is one of the best Mayan site on the Yucatan Peninsula. We stayed in Campeche and drove the 1.5 hours to the site. It is easily drivable from Merida too. It has an amazing plaza with three pyramids (two climbable). I would recommend arrivng early for the best pictures. It is a large site with not many visitors.
  • According to my personal taste, Edzna is the second best archaeological site in Yucatan after Uxmal. Pretty far fro the beaten path is easy to reach if you plan to spend one or two days in Merida. Totally worth the effort.
  • It is a Beautiful Ruin. Easy to reach from Campeche by a collectivo. It is not as crowded as chichen Itza which makes it even more Beautiful.

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