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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 was the worst experience we had during our trip to Mexico, april 2021. We drove 3 hours from Cancun and got to the gate at 4:02 pm. We were not let in. We were then told to buy tickets for the.....  more »
  • The pyramid, tall as a shopping centre, is worth seeing, but the remaining ruins are lined by sales booths with the usual tourist crap. So this place is actually more a shopping centre than an...  more »
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