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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  • A must see. We went with our 5 kids (ages 6-16). I recomend preparing them ahead of time watching movies and fun facts about the ruins, mesoamerican people, and mexican culture in general (exemple...  more »
  • This is the 4 th time I return to Chichen Itza and I have to say that I found to be in a sorry state of upkeep and with an extraordinary amount of vendors inside the ruin grounds. Years ago they used....  more »

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