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Kukulcan Pyramid

Piste Yucatan, Chichen Itza, Mexico
+52 998 283 0423
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This impressive pyramid dominates Chichén Itzá's landscape, standing an imposing 24 meters high.
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Piste Yucatan, Chichen Itza, Mexico
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Reviewed 7 February 2015

I visited here in 1986 and little has changed except then we were able to climb the pyramid. Since 2006, climbing is prohibited on all of the pyramids which is probably a good idea since going up is easy but coming down is treacherous.

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Wanting to get here when it first opened at 9am, our drive through the free highway took much longer than expected and arrived after 10am.. we already saw a couple of boxes that beat us to the drive.. or perhaps they were from Merida or...More

4  Thank ensueno76
Reviewed 27 January 2015

even though i preferred uxmal, the central pyramid in chichen itza site is impressive. not allowed to climb it now. laid out in a large touristy complex, walk all around it to experience the serpents running down the sides. guide recommended for the whole complex.

1  Thank erica_mb_64
Reviewed 26 January 2015 via mobile

We got there at 8:30am and place to ourselves and it was not too hot yet. We didn't know how lucky we were until the end of our guide tour (do not skimp on a guide!) around 11am and it got hot and very very...More

1  Thank Mila G
Reviewed 22 January 2015

Really impressive and detailed pyramid! The Central pyramid in the ruins of Chichen Itza ... we finally had the opportunity to visit on a trip this past month. The size is very nice and the detail is what really stands out, especially the serpent heads....More

1  Thank METRUN360
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Our guide Jesus told us all about the precise measurements of the pyramid and its relation to the solstices, days in the year and many other interesting facts. Everyone should see this site and learn about the Mayans and their incredible scientific knowledge.

1  Thank Gerri B
Reviewed 14 January 2015

A long tiring day but so worth it! If you are even interested in the ancient Mayans and the Mayan calender this trip is a must! We went on a bus tour and had a great guide. Our guide explained all about the temple and...More

1  Thank Holly B
Reviewed 14 January 2015

It was a momentousness site. The size of not only the major pyramid but also the amount of buildings left. My husband and I drove from Cancun to visit it on a day trip in a rental car. The road getting there has some nice...More

3  Thank AK_Tarah
Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

Try and get a tour with an specialist tour guide. It's worth it. Get in he early hours otherwise it will be to crowded and scorching hot. If you're planning to get souvenirs like T-shirts, caps, porcelain is the best place for it.

1  Thank Anfegive
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We took a tour during our last visit to Cancun and it was so very worth it. The grounds in general are beautiful and provide some fabulous photo opportunities. If you take a tour, you will typically get to visit some local cenotes as well!...More

1  Thank cpennnh
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Hello, Is this on the same site as the main Chichen Itza? Thanks
27 November 2016|
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Response from dbradcoleman | Reviewed this property |
This is the main building at the Chichen Itza site. Lots of other things to do there, and lots of people wanting to sell stuff.
Julie A
Is it quicker to visit from cancun or playa del carmen?
10 September 2015|
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Response from wldtravels | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was from Cozumel, so the bus started from Playa del Carmen after we got off the ferry. It took 2 hours by road to get to Chichen Itza from Playa del Carmen, which now seems faster than the Cancun road trip... More
How far is Kulkulcan Pyramid to Chichen Itza? What is difference ? What Cenotes do you recommend and place to eat?
31 July 2015|
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Response from Paloma_Mariana | Reviewed this property |
Kukulcan is the Maya word fir the puramid, the feathered serpent, who returns each equinox. There is no food within the grounds of Chichen itza. The closest cenote is cenote Sagrade (sacred cenote) it is not the most... More