"A nice day trip to the Ruinas de Chichen -Itza" Top 5 Page for this destination Ruinas Chichén-Itzá by Waalewiener

Ruinas Chichén-Itzá Travel Guide: 473 reviews and 1,252 photos

The Kukulcan Pyramid or '' El Castillo ''

Located in the Yucatan
Peninsula ,between the cities Cancun and Merida .
The Maya world was quite large it covered a large area ,it covered parts of Mexico (the Yucatan Peninsula ) and Belize ,Guatamala,
Honduras and El Salvador.
Chichen -Itza which means
'' In the mouth of the Itza's well ''
Chichen - Itza was the center of power in the Yucatan during 800 -1200 A D .
Lori & I went from Cancun on a bus trip to Chichen -Itza ,it was a long day but it was well worth it .
I can recommend this day trip ,and this ancient City is something wonderful to see and you will be totally amazed to see these incredible massive buildings still in such good condition and the fantastic pictures carved in the stones ,just a wonderful experience.

Le Templo the Los Guerreros.

This picture I took from the top of '' El Castillo '',I made it up that Pyramid twice ,only 91 steps haha.
Well I had to do it twice first without my camera ,so that Lori could film me climbing up there .
Then the second time I had to go up there to make this and other pictures .
The view from up there is stunning
I am glad I did it.
By the way this Temple was 10 meters tall and 40 meters wide .
The Architecture has a '' Toltec ''
influence.
There are many images of Eagles and Jaguars.
It is a very impressive building and it looks great from up above .

El Caracol which is Spanish word for '' snail ''

Well the Mayan's did have a real interest in Astronomy ,so they build this Observatory ,the Tower is 13 meters high ,but the whole building is 22 and 1/2 meters high.
The Mayan's would look from the openings of the Observatory ,and observe the Stars ,Venus ,etc.
It is amazing how much of this great building is in tact still .
I is really an awsome sight ,and I am glad that the sun was shining ,better pictures when the sun shines.

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  • Pros:A great place for a day trip or an overnight stay .
  • In a nutshell:If you get a chance you should visit this awsome place
  • Last visit to Ruinas Chichén-Itzá: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated Feb 6, 2005
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  • paolodecastro's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2011 at 8:34 PM

    my favorite tip here is seeing Hansi.....climb the pyramid...:).....and thank you for the postcard you sent..............:)...will also go to Lori Pori's page..............;);)

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:30 AM

    Hello, Hansi! You have wonderful pictures! Thanks for your pages, especially for this one! ><><

  • Slapshot1's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2009 at 9:13 PM

    Hansi, these photos are fantastic!!! Great job, now you are making me want to take 94 steps to the top for a photo..

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2009 at 8:23 AM

    Chichen Itza! Awesome pics and detailed tips...we did not climb it because it was closed...

  • Dester's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    Great pages Hansi, I have been seeing these ruins in my dreams since age 5 when I first saw them in a book

  • Balam's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2009 at 1:03 AM

    A great informative Chichén-Itzá page, great photo's and info. It looks a great place.

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2009 at 7:08 AM

    Hi Betty You know what I think Chitzen Itza was my best page and also one of my last ones Since LoriPori joined VT (2004 ) I jhave stopped making pages Lori is soo much better at it then I am and she LOVES doing it

  • betska's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2009 at 7:03 AM

    It's going to take me ages to look through all of your pages, Hansi. but despite the flu etc. Mexico is still top of my list. Chichen-Itza looks great.Bx

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2008 at 5:54 PM

    sort of place you get 'temple overload' - best wishes for 2009, by the way.

  • Acirfa's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    Would love to have seen the bent over performance on those steps :) Betwixt the pair of you, a great site is produced no matter who loads movie and who writes the pages. Hugs back at ye

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