Chichen-itza Sights and Landmarks Guide, Mexico
Although you might find the Mayan culture throughout Mexico but you won’t ever find the perfect blend of Mayan Culture and the touches of Central Highlands of Mexico. This unique blend brings in some of the most beautiful historical monuments which you might not find anywhere else in Mexico.
Caracol (or what they call as Observatory in today’s English) is a spherical structure that has been built on square platform. Research proves that this historical monument was used for various astronomical research works during the Mayan times. The monument has also been tagged as ‘snail’ as it has a staircase inside it which is spiral in shape. Although the most of the important parts of the monuments are destroyed yet it is an important tourist hot spot due to multiple historical stories attached with it. It is said that people from the Mayan dynasty used to track various seasons using this monument so that they can properly grow their crops.
Kukulcan’s Descent is the famous pyramid of Chichen Itza which is famous for its unbelievable shadow which it casts on the ground during the months of March and September. The shadow is actually 7 continuous triangles which look like the body of a serpent. The servant will firstly creep downward and later on it joins the head of a huge serpent which has been visible right on the starting of staircase. All this happens as the sun rises and then starts to fall. This awesome movement of the shadow of this pyramid has been enough to attract various tourists towards it. In last couple of years this site has become one of the hottest tourist hot spots in Chichen Itza.
Summer Solstice is another famous tourist hot spot in the city of Chichen Itza which reflects the intelligence of Mayan culture. Solstice is actually the special day during the summer and winter seasons. During summer days June 21st is the solstice which means the longest day of the season. During winters December 21st is the solstice which actually means shortest day for this season. It is unbelievable to understand that the Mayan culture had the understanding of these days even during those undeveloped days.
Some more tourist hot spots for the city of Chichen Itza are Temple of Kukulcan, The Ball Game Court, and Sinkhole (or the so called Sacred Cenote).
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