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Apr 10, 2016 - Uxmal - WHS Mayan Ruins

Uxmal - World Heritage Site Uxmal is a very different experience from Chichen Itza. Here there were none of the crowds, none of the vendors, just a number of very well restored structures. The Mayan glyphs (their alphabet is a complex set of signs and symbols that took decades to unravel) are much better preserved here than at precious sites. Again, the site, while distinctly Mayan, is notably different than those that came before. Lorraine noted that it feels much more communal and less warlike than Chichen. I climb the Great Pyramid here....

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Dec 18, 2012 - Another world

Uxmal ruins were an optional side trip that I was glad I took. While there are other buildings within the Uxmal complex, it is dominated by the Temple of the Wizard which according to legend was built in one night. The Temple of the Wizard is an oval temple, the only one known to exist in the Mayan world, and has three distinct periods of building. The complex was also built on a number of platforms which meant that I definately did my 10,000 steps for the day. The Mayan were definately fit people. We also stayed for a light show which was...

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Finding Cheryl 2012

May 14, 2011 - Uxmal Maya Ruinen

eine ganz andere architektur als bei den bisherigen mayastaetten. sehr gut erhaltene stukkos, und erstmals zu besichtigen: das von einem deutschen (!) Sprachwissenschaftler entzifferte Glyphen-Alphabet der Maya, in Form gut erhaltener gemeisselter Steintafeln. Ach ja, kurz vor Mittag gings wieder auf die 40 Grad Celsius Marke zu, und wir fluechteten zurueck in den kuehlenden Hotelpool nach Merida.

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Dec 17, 2008 - Uxmal ruins

Wednesday December 17…10:30pm We got up before 7am and drove to the Walmart supercenter on the outskirts of Campeche. We did a big grocery shop. They don’t have as much selection as the supercenters in the States, but it was still quite good. Ruth thinks she likes the Soriana’s grocery stores better, but this store did have a good selection of booze. I picked up 24 beer from Guatemala for 140 pesos ($13.30 CAN, $10.75 US) and a bottle of cheap scotch for 88 pesos ($8.36 CAN, $6.75 US). We decided to head for the Loltun Caves before going...

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Jul 2, 2008 - At Uxmal - FANTASTIC!

This site is known for the excellent condition of the ruins. At its pike between the 8th and 10th centuries AD. it was the Mayan center of power of in the Yucatan and later shared the power with Chichen Itza. Of all the sites I have visited, this and Tikal are my favorites. A good write up is found at: http://www.yucatantoday.com/destinations/eng-uxmal.htm

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Feb 3, 2008 - Uxmal and Kabah

Went on my first tour today that I booked with Dennis the Canadian (Yucatan trails, please use him if you`re ever out that way), to two ruins near Merida; Uxmal and Kabah. By coincidence, a Mexican couple that I taken a few photos for in the Governor`s Palace yesterday were on the bus too, and yells of "Êscocia!" greeted me from inside. Apart from them, a Dutch couple and myself, the tour seemed mainly to be composed of necking couples. Young love eh? Our guide was Raoul, who tore off like a bat out of hell down the road. Uxmal was pretty...

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