"The Amazing Mayan Ruins at Uxmal" Top 5 Page for this destination Ruinas Uxmal by dek516

Ruinas Uxmal Travel Guide: 111 reviews and 407 photos


My friend and I visited both Uxmal and Chichen Itza, and while both were wonderful, we loved Uxmal more. Its structures, particularly the Magician's Pyramid, are amazing to behold. You can actually climb a pyramid here (unlike Chichen Itza) and explore the ruins with relatively few tour groups blocking your way. Our day at Uxmal was my favorite of the trip.

Uxmal was built and lived in between 600 and 900 AD. The name Uxmal means "built 3 times," even though it was actually built and rebuilt 5 times.

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  • Pros:Relatively uncrowded; amazing structures
  • Cons:You can't climb the Magician's Pyramid :(
  • Last visit to Ruinas Uxmal: Mar 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2008 at 9:22 PM

    Nice page Diana!

  • wilocrek's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2008 at 1:52 PM

    Another excellent page! Uxmal is the only major Mayan site I haven't visited yet in the Yucatan. I'lm planning to visit this summer so I appreciate your tips and photo's!

  • calcaf38's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:53 PM

    Wonderful page, Diana. Thank you for sharing.


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