Chichen Itza which means "at the mouth of the well of the Itza" was once a powerful regional center and considered as an important site for the Mayan culture and civilization. It is actually the pyramids in this place that people would imagine whenever you mention or talk about Mayan Ruins.
How To Reach Chichen Itza
When you don't want like to drive, there are organized tours from and to Cancun and which you will be riding a bus. However, if you love road trips and driving, there are cars for rent and drive around 2 and a half hour trip from Cancun. The Hotel you're staying in might provide transportation as well.
Chichen Itza Ruins
Touring around Chichen Itza will make you discover a lot of majestic archaeological sites which were once a busy metropolis. One of the reasons why tourists would love to visit the place it is because of the buildings and pyramids built in stones. Some of these sites have been restored but others were kept as it was found by the archaeologists. There are also some spots that the ordinary tourist cannot enter or see but are open for archaeologists.
The Pyramid of Kukulkan
This magical Pyramid of has been built by the Mayans in honor of their serpent deity Kukulkan. There 365 steps representing the number of days in a year. The most amazing and interesting design in the pyramid is the shadow of a serpent crawling down the steps connecting to the stone carved Quetzalcoatl. This appearance is happening during the spring and fall equinox. There is also an open field at the base of the pyramid where nobles compete in a game. Your voice from one end echoes up to the other end.
The place where the ceremony for sacrificing human being, jades, and foods are being carried out in the sacred cenote which is in the Great North plateau of Chichen Itza. These offerings and sacrifices are being done in order to please their deities and to grant their pleas.
Yucatan Peninsula tours allow you to see how smart the Mayans are. It is shown on the majestic and amazing buildings you can find in the plus specifically in Chichen Itza.
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