Templo de Kukulkan, Chichen Itza

4.8
#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Chichen Itza
An awe-inspiring monument dominating the center of the Chichen Itza archaeological site, Templo de Kukulkan has become an icon of Yucatan. At 24 m (78 ft) high, the Maya pyramid casts an almighty shadow, its four sides of steps interrupted only by sculptures of plumed serpents twisting down the northern balustrade. The 91 steps on each side, including the top temple platform, add up to 365—the number of days in the Maya calendar. During the spring and autumn equinoxes, the late afternoon sun creates an unusual shadow illusion; a serpent seems to crawl down the northwest face, eventually joining a carved stone serpent head at the base of the pyramid. To visit Templo de Kukulkan and other attractions in Chichen Itza, use our Chichen Itza itinerary builder tool .
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  • When the site was dicsovered, it was completlly forgotten and abandoned in in the jungle, it as been raised from the ground that partly covered it, rebuilt.It as regained it's ancient glory and beauty...  more »
  • Husband & I have been three times, but these Mayan ruins never cease to amaze us. What an advanced civilization they must have been at its zenith! A must see if you're visiting the Yucatan.  more »
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