Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen Itza Site, Mexico
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20 Best Ruins in Mexico

There are over 4,400 Maya sites throughout Latin America, with many of them located in Mexico. One could easily spend a whole lifetime exploring all the ruins in Mexico. But since you probably don’t have a lifetime to spare while on vacation in Mexico, here are some of the must-visit Mayan ruins in Mexico.

1. Chichen Itza

Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen Itza Site, Mexico
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2. Palenque

Palenque Mayan ruins in Chiapas Mexico
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3. Calakmul

Calakmul Ruins in Mexico
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4. Tulum

Mayan ruins in Tulum, Mexico
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5. Monte Alban

Monte Alban Site in Oaxaca, Mexico
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6. Teotihuacan

Pyramid of the Sun seen from Pyramid of the Moon in Teotihuacan, Mexico.
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7. Ek Balam

Ruins of the ancient Mayan temple in Ek Balama in Temozon, Yucatan, Mexico
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8. Yaxchilan

Top of a pyramid in Yaxchilan, Mexico
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9. Bonampak

Mayan Mural Painting from Bonampak 03 Mural Replica of the original fresco found in "The Temple of the Murals" in an ancient Maya archeological site called Bonampak in Chiapas, Mexico
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10. Coba

Tourist climb the Pyramid Nohoch Mul at the ruins of the Mayan city Coba, Mexico
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11. Uxmal

Uxmal pyramid, an ancient Mayan Ruin in Mexico
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12. Edzna

Famous Mayan city Edzna near by Campeche, Mexico
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13. Chicanna

Beautiful Mayan temple in the ruins of Chicanna, Mexico
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14. El Rey

El Rey Mayan Ruins in Cancun, Mexico
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15. Chacchoben

Chacchoben Mayan Ruins, Mexico
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16. El Tajin

Archaeological site of El Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico
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17. Xochicalco

Temple of the Feathered Serpent in Xochicalco in Mexico
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18. Tula

Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl (Morning Star) with Toltec Warriors columns in ceremonial site, Tula Grande, Mexico
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19. Templo Mayor

Templo Mayor in the historic center of Mexico city
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20. Mitla

Archaeological site of Mitla, Oaxaca (Mexico)
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21. Labna

Ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Labna, Mexico
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The Author

Jazzy is a professional travel writer and the editor-in-chief at Road Affair. She has been traveling around the world with her partner in crime, Ben, since 2012.

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