Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza

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Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Historic Site
Over a thousand years old yet remarkably well-preserved, the World Heritage-listed Mayan architecture of Chichen Itza draws huge numbers of tourists every year. Once one of the largest Maya cities, the ruins consist of numerous stone buildings, originally linked by a well-planned network of paved streets. The biggest crowds gather at the autumnal and vernal equinoxes, when the sun's rays produce an illusion of a snake climbing up the stairs of the imposing central pyramid. A nightly light-and-sound show recreates the spectacle for those visiting at other times. Use our Chichen Itza day trip planning tool to arrange your visit to Chichen Itza and other attractions in Chichen Itza.
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  • This is a very popular site. As with all the main Mayan locations arriving early is an advantage in avoiding the worst of the crowds. (Having visited several it is not clear why this site is quite.....  more »
  • The location itself is awe-inspiring but our ability to enjoy the scenery was constantly interupted by locals peddling trinkets and whistles which they constantly blow to capture your attention. It.....  more »
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  • Not to be missed. Even though it might be a long bus trip each way, this is a wonder that’s sure to please. Bring a hat and sunglasses . The sun is strong and hot! They do sell hats if needed. Plenty of photo opportunities. This is a remarkable educational experience for all.
  • Amazing place.. One of my favourite. Its a tourist place so it has this atmosphere, but you can enjoy it because you can feel how magic is this place. For me it was incredible experience.

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