Visit the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza
I found Chichen Itza very interesting and a little bit scary when learning about all of the snakes, idols, and ritual sacrifices. For example, check out the Cenote of Sacrifice where young girls were decorated with jewels and tossed into the sinkhole as offerings to the gods. Yikes!
Chichen Itza is definitely a MUST SEE!
This huge complex of magnificent Mayan ruins is one of the biggest in Mexico. It dates back to 600 AD and the Mayan civilization. It features in the center the majestic pyramid of Kulkulkan, and its accompanying buildings.
The climb up to the top of the pyramid is somewhat daunting. It's a near vertical and each step is very narrow and steep as well. Many climbed with hands and feet. It's even a little more scary on the way down--I saw some women using their butts to scoot down the entire way. The bigger your feet, the harder it is.
Chichen Itza is a pretty impressive place. If you haven't noticed when I was there, notice it was in August. By the way, August=hot. That out of the way, unfortunately, no one was paying attention to our guide as he explained what all this was and what they did. Many such structures are used as tombs, but don't quote me on that. I could say I'll do some research and update this page, but I probably won't bother...sorry. So, if anyone does know, you can let me know and I will update this page.
The structure is really awesome and what it does make you think about is how they built it.
Chichen Itza, this great Mayan Archeological site is only a couple of hours by bus from Cancun. A visit here, will fascinate you.
The Mayans, were one of the greatest autochtoneous cultures of MesoAmerica. Their great architectural and artistic achievements are still around for every one to admire and enjoy.
One of the famous archeological places on the Yucatan Peninsula.
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A day trip to visit the amazing Maya culture. Learn about the acuostic effect between temples built hundreds of years ago. Unforgettable!
This amazing complex used to be a major Mayan city. The temples there are amazing, and the famous pyramid is perhaps the most impressing building I have ever seen in Mexico.
Chichen Itza of course! You won't be sorry. The ruins are fabulous and it's amazing to see how the mayans used to live. From Sacrificial Wells to burial grounds, you'll be impressed.
At the top of the pyramid, you're rewarded with a pretty impressive view of the grounds and the forest beyond.
Even if you love the beach and just want to rest, please don't be lazy and make a day trip to Chichén-Itza. You'll thank me later.
Well-preserved (and reconstructed) Mayan ruins in a huge area.