Attractions in Chichen Itza

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Surprise, surprise!  Everything in Chichen Itza revolves around the Mayan ruin on the same name.  People travel to Mexico from around the world on a regular basis specifically to see this pre-Colombian city that was swiftly abandoned for reasons that remain unknown.  After you've taken your time to explore the grounds, you can expand your sights to other attractions in the area, many of which continue to offer more insight into the mysterious Mayan culture. 

Landmark Attractions

Chichen Itza

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Chichen Itza. It is located in the heart of Chichen Itza. The ruins admit guests into the ruins everyday between 9:00am and 5:00pm. There is also a popular light show that takes place at El Castillo (the main ruin on site) at 8:00pm in the Spring and Summer, and at 7:00pm during the other half of the year.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is El Caracol. It can be found at Chichen Itza and located in Chichen Itza. The park is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Chichen Itza Ball Court: This playing field of an old Maya game still stands, and used to be a very important part of Maya ceremonial life. After the games, one of the teams was sacrificed, however, researchers are still not sure if it was the losers or the winners who were killed.

That's not all -- you'll be able to find other choices as well. Anyone who needs to find out more concerning other sites worth seeing in this area by going to this page.

Parks

Ik Kil Cenote

Guests can enjoy a park nearby.

Ik Kil Cenote is located 1.8 mi. Southeast of central Chichen Itza. The Il Kil Cenote is relatively easy to find, set just off he Merida-Valladolid Highway.

Parks Near Chichen Itza
Name Type Location
Ik Kil Cenote Park 1.8 mi. Southeast of Central Chichen Itza Mexico
 

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