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Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza

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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. Chichen Itza is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Chichen Itza Edition.
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  • Great place in all aspects, the culture, the history and the views. I can't believe that this place is still accessible to all the people. From Merida it's a car trip for 1:30 mins in an excellent tol...  more »
  • For something it is now considered one of the new 7 wonders. It is amazing how every one of the buildings, created from the main pyramid to smaller sculpture, each and every one with a special meaning. None of which is made was random. Currently you can not upload any constructions but even so you can enjoy them without problem. It is recommended to go with a good guide to not miss anything. It is also advisable to go with a good hat and water.
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  • Very poor service. He was in own car from Cancun and in the customs of the via station Cancun Merida, we stopped and we were offered a package which included lunch and visit to the ruins and parking. When we are told that we must pay 800 pesos more for a guide. Badly do not give complete information. The ruins in terrible state, filled with vendors where you looked. Apart when we entered removed us package receipts and enter and when we went to lunch at Mayaland we almost do not receive because we had no papers to them as I had taken away from us. Already at this point was quite annoying because I felt swindled did nothing by compensating the damage Mr Rogelio Vasquez de Mayaland who said that he was going to punish the employee, but this truth not reimburses the damage which was meet the ruins and also understand its history. The Park is really very bad, dry and dead grass. The dry bushes, there are no signs or deleted notices, etc. THEY SHOULD REALLY GET TO CHICHÉN-ITZÁ OF THE WONDERS OF THE WORLD. VERY POOR IMAGE THAT MEXICANS SHOW THE WORLD.
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  • I went here back in 2011, before the world was destroyed haha. Touring the ruins gave me a profound sense of wonder. Not just for the ancients who originally built them, but also for the living Mexicans who have to rebuild them from essentially a pile of rubble. The finished temples, such as El Castillo, the temple of the panther warriors, the observatory and the Mayan ball court are true masterpieces of engineering. It is testament to the original builder's designs and modern builders thoughtful patience Despite these ruins being literally found in a pile of rubble, it never ceases to amaze me the the exacting precision that
  • Take enough time if you want to discover everything it's a huge place, min. 3 hours. There is quite little information provided unless you take a guide so might be worthwhile to read a bit about the place before. It's beautiful!!!
  • I've been to Chichen Itza 2 years ago. It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. The Maya culture is unbelievably intriguing. The beauty of these temples will stay with me for as long as I live. I highly recommend seeing these temples at least once in your life. I could go back time and time again.
  • A must see. No doubt, an amazing wonder very well preserved. The park is huge and will take you more than 3 hours there. Hiring a local guide is a must to understand the buildings and the location
  • Amazing bit of history. It's a beautiful area. It's a shame they let so many people selling cheap knock offs in to sell on a sacred site to the Mayans. Don't buy from the people selling inside, you'd get better items at a market. The tour we went on, Caribbean Passion, took us to a nice one with a high variety of items.