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Dzibilchaltún[edit]

An archaeological site. ~ 219.94.80.130 01:38, 30 April 2007 (EDT)

  • It is administered as the Parque Nacional de Dzibilchaltún, as the article says. Don't national parks in any country get articles. I would think that any state park in the United States, if it preserves a significant historical or cultural site, should have an article in a travel guide like this one, that can afford to be inclusive and have every noteworthy travel destination. HLM 02:18, 30 April 2007 (EDT)
    • The main test of whether a destination gets an article is can you sleep there?. I certainly don't know enough about the location to make such a call, but the article as it stands makes it seem as though you cannot.
...but not individual ruins in or near modern cities."
A problem is that "large" is somewhat in the eye of the beholder. Neither this article nor the WP one shed much light on just how "large" this place is, but according to this article (which btw lists it as "in" Merida despite a distance of 17 km), this park's area is about 540 hectares -- about 2 square miles for us metrically-impaired folks. Most, though not all, United States national monuments of comparable size are not treated as destinations, but are attractions within the article for a nearby city or region. So here; Redirect to Mérida (Yucatan). There is ample room for discussion on this; I've tried to "seed" a discussion at Talk:United_States_National_Parks#Lessons_for_Mexican_national_parks, in the absence of an overall "Mexican National Parks" article (which maybe should be written). -- Bill-on-the-Hill 09:19, 8 May 2007 (EDT)

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