Chichen Itza Mexico
Chichen Itza, one the New Seven Wonders of the World, is a Mayan archeological site in the north of the Yucatan Peninsula. Located 74 miles from Merida and 2 hours from Cancun, it is considered as the capital of the ancient Maya empire and was an important ceremonial center. Allow yourself to be transported back to prehispanic times and discover the secrets of its magical buildings, like the impressive Kukulkan pyramid, the most extraordinary monument in Chichen Itza, towering 75 feet high. Every year, during the Spring Equinox, a wonderful natural spectacle occurs: this massive structure casts a shadow over the steps as if it were a feathered serpent running down the staircase towards the sacrificial well.
There is an Archeological Museum in Chichen Itza with a complete history of the archeological investigations made of the area. Outside the site you will find a handicraft market, stocked full of beautiful souvenirs from the region. If you would like to stay in the area, there are beautiful hotels with great accommodation. Come and explore this magical land of the ancient Maya civilization, without any doubt, a wonderful cultural experience in a truly fantastic setting!
Chichen Itza has been declared, by UNESCO, as a "World Heritage Site". You can visit the Temple of the Warriors, the Temple of Bearded Men , the Observatory, and the Temple of the Jaguars as well as the Sacred Cenote. Chichen Itza is a perfect destination for those who love archeology but also who are interested in the history of the Mayan civilization. Whilst visiting, you will also find in the surrounding areas, many places to explore such as caverns (Balamcanche caverns located 3 miles from Chichen Itza ) and cenotes (Cenote Dzitnup 31 miles from it and Cenote Zaci 40 kilometers east from Chichen Itza ).