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Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site in Yucatán, Mexico built by the Maya civilization. Arguably the best known and most popular among all the Mexican ruins, the city itself is located just south of highway 180, 120 km East of Merida and 203 km west of Cancún, about midway between the two cities (about a two hour drive West from Cancun). Chichén Itzá is the modern day capital city of the state of Yucatan. Not all of the site is accessible to tourists. The Temple of the Warriors has now been deemed off limits as have portions of the Temple of the Jaguar connected to the Ball Court. The most notable structure is the Temple of Kukulcan, often referred to as "El Castillo" (the castle). This step pyramid with a ground plan of square terraces with stairways up each of the 4 sides to the temple on top. The site is divided into three sections. The North grouping of structures is distinctly Toltec in style. The central group appears to be from the early period. The southern group is known as "The Old Chichen." All three can be seen comfortably in one day.
Type: Archeological Sites

Cost: 98 Pesos

Hours: Daily: 8am-5pm

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Website: Chichen Itza

Address: Ctra Kantunil Valladolid

City: Chichen-itza

Country: Mexico

GPS Lat: 20.682899003081

GPS Lon: -88.572635650635

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My Average Rating: 3.74
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Reviewed by: sloshed
Review date: Aug-13-2006
I didn't care much for Cancun, but going to Chichen Itza made the whole trip worthwhile.. It is an absolutely fascinating place. The climb to the top of the pyramid is quite frightening as there is only 1 rope running down the middle of the stairs. Once you are at the top, there are no railings and people were bumping into us constantly. That is why they have an ambulance waiting at the bottom.. Yes, it happens, so be very careful. It took us 3 hours on a tour bus to get out to the site. I believe we took Highway 180 instead of the toll road which is faster.. 

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