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Kabah, Yucatan

Kabah (also spelled Kabaah, Kabáh, Kahbah and Kaba) is a Maya archaeological site in the Puuc region of western Yucatan, south of Mérida.

Kabah is south of Uxmal, connected to that site by a 18 kilometres (11 miles) long raised causeway 5 metres (16 feet) wide with monumental arches at each end. Kabah is the second largest ruin of the Puuc region after Uxmal.

The site is on Fed. 261, approximately 140 kilometres (87 miles) south from Mérida, Yucatán, towards Campeche, Campeche, and is a popular tourism destination. Ruins extend for a considerable distance on both sides of the highway; many of the more distant structures are little visited, and some are still overgrown with forest. As of 2003, a program is ongoing to clear and restore more buildings, as well as archeological excavations under the direction of archeologist Ramón Carrasco.
Kabah was declared a Yucatán state park in 1993.
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  • You buy your tickets and see the most prominent structure on the east side of the highway. Make sure to also cross the highway and see the arch on the west side (the highway cuts right through the...  more »
  • Kabah is a large set of Mayan ruins that are pretty and varied. The site doesn't require walking in the jungle but does require climbing to fully view its features. Lovely views.  more »
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