Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, Palenque

4.9
Ruin Landmark Must See
Observe and inspect impressive ruins and intricate Mayan carvings, surrounded by dense jungle, at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque. At just 2.5 sq km (1 sq mi), the site is fairly small compared to some of the more revered indigenous ruins. That said, archaeologists estimate only about 10% of the city has been excavated, leaving potentially thousands of structures still covered by jungle. Allow yourself plenty of time to admire the site and its rich documented history. Consider hiring a guide to teach you about the site’s interesting history. Add Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and other attractions to your Palenque trip itinerary using our Palenque day trip planning tool .
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  • It'S A must see if you come to Chiapas! The story behind this place is wonderful, it is accessible in price and the guides are friendly and if you know. You Have to come to Palenque! The City is nice and the people friendly.
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  • One of my favorite Mayan sites is the second time I come here. It is not very heard, coming not too late we avoid the crowd. The combis leave every 10 to 15 minutes of Palenque, 20 pesos. Finish with the Museum and wait for the Combi in front of the Museum.
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  • I recommend getting one of the certified Mayan tour guides before entering the site. We hired Rudy and he showed us around the temple grounds, thoroughly explaining the history of the site and how it has been restored, and even taking pictures of us in front of different structures. He then took us into the jungle for a short walk, where we saw some of the many still-covered buildings. We dipped our feet into a small stream with tiny fish that peck at your feet. He was a really friendly and funny guy, and helped us understand the history of the site far better than if we had just tried to read the plaques. Also, you're not allowed into the jungle area without a guide.
  • It is an extremely beautiful historical place. However, the guias, local guides are aggressive. Do not assume that people coming from outside Mexico are ignorant and do not your history or never read a book. It is not mandatory to hire you, so behave! Do not follow us and do not pretend to be paid if you show us a direction. Other than that, the place is very beautiful and well looked after. It was hard to get there by our own car, but worth it. Please, use more signs, so we do not get lost.
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