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I need recommendations on the best ancient Mayan sites within a 2 hour drive.
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'at the mouth of the well' which is fitting because after the high priests ripped out the hearts of the losing team from the game played on the Great Ball Court, they threw the players still twitching bodies down the steps of the Pyramid of Kukulkan (29 meters tall) and later tossed the human sacrifices into the well, an underground river, locally known as a 'cenote' that was their well of souls, so to speak.
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This may be just over two hours from Tulum, David but it is well worth a visit.