Chichén-Itzá is one
of the most impressive Mayan site on the Yucatán peninsula. This city was founded around 850 AD.
There is evidence of Toltec influence in Chichén-Itzá,
but there are also plenty of evidence of other cultures. Because of Chichén-Itzá’s great power and importance, many othercultures are represented in this site.
The Castle is one of the
most well known Mayan structure in the Yucatán Peninsula. The Mayans decorated their temples elaborately with murals andhieroslyphs. The Castle stands as testimony to the Mayan’s superiority as builders and mathematicians.
The Ball Game
The ball game was an important ceremonial role in the Mayan society. It hadspecial significance in Chichen Itzá, since there are 13 ball courts throughout the site. It was played with a rubber ball, using only hips and elbows. The ball court is another example of the Mayansbuilding skills. The acustic is amazing. We can hear someone talking in a normal voice from one end of the 168 meter long court to the other.
The giant conch snail
Another impressive site
inChichen Itzá is the Observatory, also called El Caracol. Visitors are not allowed to climb around on this building. Stones could be removed from the done, enabling the Mayans to better isolate andstudy the stars.
In the southern section
of the city, we can find the Nummery and the Church, both with a spectacular architecture. The Nunnery was a place for royalty, andthe Church has some interesting carving on the facade.
The Sacred Cenote
Near el Catillo is the
Sacred Cenote, which is a 60 meter/190 food wide, almost perfectly round pit. Human men, womenand children, possibly sacrified to appease the rain god Chac, have been found.
Visit Chicen-Itzá is a very
amazing tour. So if you go there , try to have a connection...