Why You Should Visit the Mayan Ruins of Chichen Itza
Aug 1, 2019
A pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people, Chichen Itza, is located in the Yucatán state of Mexico. The phenomenal architecture of this place will put even the best architects and designers of today to shame!
Chichen Itza is not only one of the New SevenWonders of the World but also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Marvel at the magnificent architecture of the 30 m step-pyramid of El Castillo (Temple of Kukulcan).
During the equinox, the pyramid casts a series of triangular shadows which resembles a serpent slithering down the steps.
Admire the marvellous sculptures of the Mayan people holding weapons at the grand Temple of the Warriors.
Carved with warriors in bas-relief, Group of the Thousand Columns is believed to have had supported a roof of a gigantic meeting hall.
The Mayan people played terrifying games at the Great Ball Court. A carving depicts the beheading of the losers after the sacred game. Quite scary!
Dating around 906 AD, the circular-shaped El Caracol was apparently an observatory for stargazing.
The Wall of Skulls depicts the heads of the enemies defeated in the battle or sacrificed to the Gods.
Dive at one of the many cenotes around Chichen Itza. The Ik Kil cenote is a popular and insta-worthy attraction.
Get the feel of how the Mayan people lived in their traditional houses.
This mystical place illuminates during the Chichen Itza Light and Sound Show at night.