Temple I
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Ken Q
Denver, United States851 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We enjoyed our visit to Tikal and having the chance to explore the different temples and areas of the park.
Written 25 February 2023
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Rob C
San Jose, CA2,115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
One word: iconic. A fully restored funerary pyramid of king Jasaw Chan K'awil that flanks the eastern side of the Great Plaza. Great views of the monument can be had from the Northern Acropolis as well as from Temple II, it can also be viewed from the east plaza and the Palace. Its roof comb is visible from every major pyramid in the city as it rises to 154 feet, which's more than time and a half the height of El Castillo at Chichen Itza. Awesome.
Written 19 April 2021
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
You are at the ruins of the probably largest Mayan city - Tikal! At its "Great Plaza" stands the iconic "Temple I", most commonly known as the "Temple of the Great Jaguar". The funerary pyramid-temple dates from the 8th century and is 47 mts high. Due to its severe steepness, climbing is not allowed. At its sumit, a shrine with three chambers and ancient carvings. Best seen from the top of "Temple II", right in front of it. Enjoy!
Written 1 September 2020
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bucketlisttravellers
Sydney, Australia3,783 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This temple is the one that most people associate with Tikal and is an impressive structure. Note that you can't climb this one, but instead admire its shape and form whilst in the grand plaza.
Written 24 February 2020
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Deanne D
Wellington, New Zealand1,458 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This temple has been restored on both sides. You can’t climb this one. It is very steep. It is situated in the grand plaza. Makes for a great photo.
Written 2 February 2020
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Sheryl T
Mahwah, NJ874 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
It is hard to say which temple is better. To me it doesn't matter whether is is temple 1 or 2 or 4. It is all part of the grand structure of Tikal and you see them all.
Written 30 December 2019
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Temples I and II are in a complex. If you climb on Temple II, you get great views of the complex and you can see Temple I.

This area is the highlight of Tikal and you definitely want to spend a little bit of time here exploring the area. Unfortunately our guide only gave us 30 minutes here.
Written 16 December 2019
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Henk W
Mill, The Netherlands233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Walking through the densely wooded jungle. Not knowing what to expect. Pushing away branches, stepping in the mud. And then,...there she is. A magnificent building.
Mysterious, scary.
Written 19 October 2019
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meopi76
Dolgellau, UK164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
We spent 3-4 hours roaming around the various temples with a guide but the site is huge and there is plenty here to fill more time. The place is absolutely amazing.
Written 22 September 2019
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Joan H
San Bernardino, CA1,027 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Temple I, also known as the Great Jaguar Temple, is the landmark symbol of Tikal as seen in every travel brochure of Mayan ruins in Guatemala. It's stunning to see it in person. It is best viewed from the Grand Plaza. Underneath the temple, there is a burial chamber.
Written 22 March 2019
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