Chichen Itza, Mexico

About Chichen Itza

The Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico is home to the Mayan ruin complex known as Chichén Itzá. Known as the Temple of Kukulcan or El Castillo, a gigantic step pyramid, stands in stark contrast to the old city, which flourished from approximately 600 A.D. until the 1200s. There are still visible graphic stone carvings at places like the Wall of the Skulls, the Temple of the Warriors, and the ball court. The intricate geometry of the buildings is illuminated by nightly sound and light performances.

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

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