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Mayapán Things to Do

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    by shdw100 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Even though Mayapan is smaller in comparison to other sites, it still has many Mayan buildings. A lot of the buildings are in disarray, but the government is working to rebuild the site. Many of the buildings as well have not yet been unearthed from the surrounding landscape. To learn more about Mayapan, please use the web site link below

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    by ciaobella55 Updated Oct 22, 2010

    This would have been used for astrological purposes, you can go inside and see how the walls slope in to the roof. There are also some fresco fragments in niches

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    by shdw100 Updated Aug 21, 2003

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    The one thing that I have noticed in my travels to the various ruins of Mexico is that they all have some kind of observatory for studying the stars. Mayapan is no exception, as you can see from the picture. The Mayans were extremely accurate in their studies of the heavens. Their calendar is based on the phases of the moon, which make it the most accurate calendar still known to us.

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Mayapán Transportation

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    by ciaobella55 Updated Oct 22, 2010

    The bus to Mayapan leaves from the bus station on Calle 67 between 50 and 52. As Mayapan is en route to lots of other places on the Convent ruote, buses leave about every hour, I got one at 9.30 which arrived about 10.50. It's a roundabout route through each small village - stay awake for Acanceh which has a pyramid right on the town square.
    Coming back, buses leave every hour but the info was vague as to exactly when. Or just walk out on the other side of the road and hail down anything which looks like a van - there are quite a few colectivos returning to Merida from other villages.
    The trip cost 15 pesos

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Mayapán Tourist Traps

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    by Carguja Written Apr 7, 2008

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    Please be careful, in the maps, sometimes is only mentioned Mayapan and you think the ruins are there, the town of Mayapan is 40km away from the ruins. Pay attention in the highway signs saying "Z.A. Mayapan" which is the archeological site. Better to go from Merida.

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