Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins

Address:Pisté Yucatán
Phone:(985) 851 0137
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About Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins

Obviously the well-restored and most famous of Yucatan Maya archaeological spots, Chichen Itza has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and was named among the “New Seven Wonders of the World.” The debris at Chichen Itza is spread over an area of 6.5 square kilometers and might be visited in a day.

Chichen Itza has 2 different architectural regions. The central zone was built following the entrance of the Toltecs roughly the 10th century and shows an exceptional union of Puuc architectural and highland central Mexican styles. The southern zone is related to the 7th century and shows Chichen Itza’s earlier structure in the conventional Puuc Maya style of the Yucatan area. Chichén Itza’s most exciting structures and sights are situated in the central zone. Here you’ll find a huge 25 meter stone representation of the Maya calendar, temples and the spectacular El Castillo, many platforms and the Juego de Pelota. Toltec soldiers are represented in the carvings at the top of El Castillo around the doorway.Detailed information regarding Chichen Itza can be provided by local guides at the site who can even guide you to a cenote. It is believed that the Cenote Sagrado at Chichen Itza has been used by the old Maya for official purposes.

During the autumn and spring equinoxes each year, the sun creates the fantasy of a serpent descending or ascending the steps of the Pyramid of Kukulkán, an extraordinary phenomenon which attracts big crowds. The fantasy is reproduced at the light and sound show which takes place at the archaeological site at night.

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Chichen Itza was the first thing I visit in Quintana Roo State because I have parents who lived in Merida. So, we first visited them and, then we took a rental car for drive to Cancun along the road, which was pretty good. I really recommend you to this kind of car tour because you can stop at small ancient towns that isn’t crowded. We make a stop at Chichen Itza, the Mayan pyramid , and it was phenomenal. There’s a huge parking lot for foreign people. The tour guide who spoke in Spanish and English was so kindly and, describes his passion for ancient civilizations in a terrific way. If you come to Cancun, you should definitely visit Chichen Itza.

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