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Wonderful

Small archaeological site but with a wonderful building with a great frieze with lots of stucco... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
kartikmexico
,
Mexico City
Fantastic Frieze!

This site is easy to visit. The most impressive thing to see is the carved Mayan frieze. It is in... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Jennifer E
,
Hampstead, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Small archaeological site but with a wonderful building with a great frieze with lots of stucco figures.

Thank kartikmexico
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This site is easy to visit. The most impressive thing to see is the carved Mayan frieze. It is in excellent condition and is surprisingly intact. It is necessary to have someone unlock the room for you - it is upstairs at one of the...More

3  Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Interesting place in the jungle Not crowded place, very romantic and close to caramkul - worth to visit both places in the same day - to caramkul you need to have car or transport - open from 8-14.30

Thank Anita M
Reviewed 25 December 2015

It only takes a little while to see. As the other reviews say the carvings are totally worth seeing.

Thank Pintofish
Reviewed 25 August 2015

This is a relatively small site, but only a couple of kms off the main road - it has what a lot of other Mayan sites have, but it also has some painted sculptures that other sites don't have and they are truly amazing. To...More

1  Thank Paul A
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Small Maya ruins with outstanding sculpturework. The site itself is small and its main attraction is sculptural freeze in the middle of the pyramid. Amazing experience. Very good to combine with Calacmul visit.

1  Thank patsy1708
Reviewed 25 April 2015

If you are in the area there is no reason not to dip in to Balamku. Small, of course, compared to the hulking Becan (relatively) near by but the frieze is super amazing. This archaeologist was impressed.

2  Thank D Y
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Balamku is not very far from Calakmul and even though it is a smaller site it is well worth visiting. There are some impressive structures at this site and a very unusual carving within a locked area. You will need to ask at the entrance...More

Thank RishaLinda
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Balamku is very conveniently located to Cakakmul (just north of highway 186 and several miles west of Calakmul) and can be seen on the same day. It is a very small site and the architecture is not what you are there to see. You are...More

1  Thank Robert F
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Only a small area of Balamku has been excavated, but the stucco freize that was discovered in 1990 is not to be missed. Balamku' frieze depicts a rich scene of Mayan gods, animals, and men that is distinctly different from those found at any Mayan...More

1  Thank M P
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