Go to Chichen Itza to Uncover the Mayan Mysteries

Posted by North South Travel Blogger · May 31 · in Comalcalco, Mexico · about Sightseeing

Awarded the label of UNESCO World Heritage and named one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza is the perfect spot to put your archaeological prowess to work.

 

The ruins of Chichen Itzen may not be very large - in fact, the 6-and-a-half sq km area can be covered within one day - but its influence is grand. At a glance, you can already see the separation of architectural styles, as the older 7th-century traditional Mayan and 10th-century Mexican structures meet.

 

The Central Zone is the most common tourist spot. You'll be amazed to find not only the expected temples and carved details along door frames, but also a ball court and a huge Mayan Calendar. There is also an underwater sinkhole that was believed to have been used for ceremonial sacrifices - often human. As the sinkhole is under water, it can be difficult to find, so a local guide will be happy to show you the way.

 

The best time to visit Chichen Itzen is during the autumn and spring equinox (in September and March). During this brief period, the illusion of a snake appears on the steps of the Pyramid of Kukulkán - an event that only happens during the prime position of the sun. If you can't make it to the actual event, there is a live show played each night to mimic it.

 

Book your trip to Chichen Itza today!

 

 

 

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