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Address: Mexico
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This ancient Mayan city was built around 500 AD and is famous for its...

This ancient Mayan city was built around 500 AD and is famous for its Temple of the Masks.

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You can visit this site and Dzibanche together

A friend and colleague who was a local schoolteacher took me to Dzibanche and also to Kohunliche, which he recommended as two of the lesser known and lesser visited Mayan sites in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Danbury, United States

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Danbury, United States
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and colleague who was a local schoolteacher took me to Dzibanche and also to Kohunliche, which he recommended as two of the lesser known and lesser visited Mayan sites in the Yucatan. They were both breathtakingly spectacular. I don’t know how to describe either site in a short review except to say that they were the most remarkable... More 

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Tularosa, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I took this trip while on a cruise with NCL to Costa Maya. Due to the 2 hour bus ride there and back there was only one bus going to the Mayan ruins at Kohunlich which was fine by me. Our guide, Lisbeth was excellent. She gave about a 45 minute talk on the way to the ruins about the... More 

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Akumal, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Kohunlich is an amazing ruined city located in the subtropical southern state of Quintana Roo a three hour drive south from Tulum. The temple of the masks is simply breathtaking! When visiting this area the sites of Dzibanche and Kinichna are also close by. It is best to spend two days in the Chetumal area to truly enjoy these special... More 

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Harrietta, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This little-known site is well worth the drive from Costa Maya -- I would consider it a "don't miss," in fact. The ruins are serene and well-preserved, but you can climb and explore to your heart's content. My better half and I could easily have spent several days here. HIGHLY recommended!

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Many of the Mayan temples no longer allow tourists to climb and explore. That's not the case at Kohunlich. I have fond memories from my youth visiting, climbing and exploring the ruins at Tulum, and I wanted to share a similar experience with my children, so we visited Kohunlich and Dzibanche while in port at Costa Maya. It was a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We visited this site with a group and were only given one and a half hours to see the whole thing. It was a fantastic place and we could certainly have spent a lot more time. The ruins are very well preserved despite the fact that they are not roped off and you are allowed to clamber over them as... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Amazing and quiet experience. So well preserved and the grounds are well kept. One of the few places in the world you can still climb on the monuments. We highly recommend you to hire a guide. Without a guide we would of missed so much information not only about the ruins but also the allspice and mahogany trees. Make sure... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

This place was a pleasure. Not to many people, easy to get around. Masks were really interesting. If you want to see a site and you are not in that great shape this place might be the one to visit. If you are in great shape climb, climb, climb away. You will be happy too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I booked this trip as an excursion from the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship, so I have a two part review. 1 - The actual ruins. The ruins were amazing! Our guide Lisbeth was really knowledgeable about the subject and I learned a lot about the buildings and the life of the mayans. Being able to climb up all of the... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

We visited the site on a shore excursion from Costa Maya. The bus ride is 2 hours each way, but we were educated along the way by our delightful tour guide, Leticia. The ruins are quiet, beautifully kept, and captivating. We got to climb them, too! I learned a lot, and highly recommend this excursion.

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