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Address: Tikal National Park, Guatemala
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Awesome Mayan History

This temple is cool, and it is the iconic temple for Tikal. It is in a grand plaza with other structures that are very interesting as well. Be sure to explore them. The park... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This temple is cool, and it is the iconic temple for Tikal. It is in a grand plaza with other structures that are very interesting as well. Be sure to explore them. The park does not allow you to climb this tower (unlike the other towers).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were traveling in Belize and detoured into Guatemala just to visit Tikal. The ruins are stunning in their scale and grandeur. Very unlike other Mayan ruins we have visited in that many large buildings are spread out in uncleared jungle. You can stay relatively cool in walking from ruin to ruin along shaded jungle paths. We spend five hours... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

The easiest way to get to Tikal National Park is by small shuttle bus from Flores. The price is 50 quetzal one way or 80 return. Tikal Mayan ruins can be visited in one day but it also possible to stay over night at Jungle Lodge, which is in the walking proximity to the National park. The entrance fee is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Temple I is one of the most photographed and beautiful temples in the Grand Plaza at Tikal. Known as The Temple of the Grand Jaguar, it is made totally out of lime stone and is the last resting place for Ah Cacau (Lord Chocolate), It’s also the largest temples in the grand plaza, but unlike all the other monuments and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We were very saddened to see that a protective grill has fallen into the doorway on temple I and no one has done anything about it. Surely having world heritage staus must mean there is an obligation to maintain this national treasure properly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

The most beautiful pyramid of Tikal, another name is The Temple of the Grand Jaguar ,In 1958, archeologists discovered the tomb of Ah Cacau (Lord Chocolate), one of Tikal's greatest rulers, inside Temple I rises some 50 meters above the plaza's eastern end. A stone stairway leads up the pyramid's nine tiers, corresponding to the nine levels of the Mayan... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This temple is part of the Grand Plaza and is likely what you think of a Mayan temple looking like. It stands at the East end of the Plaza and has a small court to the side. Like most of these tall temples the upper room is gated closed which spoils the view a bit. You can't climb this one.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I have visited Tikal many times but visited this fall with friends who had never seen it. As we approached the back side of Temple I our guide, Roxy Ortiz, encouraged us to look down until we were near the base, then look up with the temple framed perfectly with trees and blue sky - stunning!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The largest temple in the grand plaza complex. You can't climb, but you can climb on a nearby monument to get a good view.

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Varazdin, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I don't give five star to every locale, but this one is one of my favorite ancient sites. It's easy to access it from Flores as there are many tour agencies that transport to there. I do recommend going with an official tour agency and not with men on the bus terminal who offer to take you there. It's safer... More 

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