El Castillo, Chichen Itza

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Appreciate the impressive form and learn the history of El Castillo, a Mesoamerican step-pyramid central to the Chichen Itza archaeological site. Thought to have been built some time between the 9th and 12th centuries CE, the pyramid was a temple to the gold Kukulkan, the Yucatec Maya feathered serpent deity. Made up of square terraces, the pyramid has staircases on each of its 4 sides, with the northern staircase's balustrade decorated with sculptures of feathered serpents. The pyramid itself stands at 24 m (78 ft) high, and when added to the 6 m (19 ft) temple on top of it, the size and scale of the limestone structure encapsulates the wonder of the wider archaeological site. Find out how to plan Chichen Itza trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • It really is impressive, they are two pyramids, there is one built by the Maya and who sees that supposedly built it the enemies of the Mayans to cover theirs. Since 2007 you can not enter, but it is required to do this excursion with a guide the first time that it is who tells you all. You can see an image with Sun certain way and also, denies that the world ended in 2012 was by the Mayan calendar, nothing more. If you listen to the Guide understand that the pyramid has a construction connected with the human body. Only a guide can explain it to you and it is surreal, our guide was maya (there is a civilization of Maya in Mexico). Excellent.
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  • El Castillo is in the middle of a large field, in the middle of no where. Such a cool thing to see. Make sure you go with a local guide to see all the special effects of the tower, from visual stories...  more »
  • Agriculture, organised amateur Cruz El C a the cool Khan ' s t i l l o ' 79 feet in height, 4 1 staircase up the stairs and 91, respectively the last 365 out of stairs won't join forces. This is the third of the big pyramid, all over the world. The concept of the Mayan people for astronomy and number where you can see everything. El castillo is located on one side of the staircase, a statue in the shape of a snake ' revered the divine is. .. The Maya peoples worshiped the serpent of the wings ' green ' is named. Equinox Equinox 3 to 5 p.m. in the center of the shadow of the terrace between Ms. meanders down to the snake statue of ride similar to the appearance of a live snake, I'm that. .. I applaud the top hit far from the altar, he heard the sound. I'm a crow sound like much
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  • An amazing piece of engineering. Every equinox, the snakes create a series of shadows on the stairs which resembles a descending snake, which symbolizes a divine feathered serpent of ancient Aztec culture. Also, the sum of the number of the steps including one for the temple on the top is 365. This place was the site of human sacrifice ceremonies.
  • Amazing place to visit. I wish we would have planned more time to see the sights. Give yourself a good 4-6 hours to see everything on your own if you don't have a guide.
  • Beautiful grounds historic and sacred! Bring water it gets warm there and definitely your camera!! Such an amazing astrological sight, with the equinox and the pyramid its just an amazing place to see how advanced the Mayans truly were!
  • i went when it was blizarding and i was in shorts and a tee shirt. it sucks. its cold. i lost both my legs because of frost bite. OUCH. it was too hot also
  • I don't even know what to say this place is magical you have to see it to believe it so amazing it really is one of the new seven wonders of the world!

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