Chichen-itza Travel Guide, Mexico
The meaning of the name Chichen Itza in Mayan language is ‘right in the mouth of Itza’s well’. The city of Chichen Itza was during the Mayan dynasty the most important city in terms of politics, religion, and economy. The same region where the Mayan Dynasty used to rule over Chichen Itza is now called as Yucatan Peninsula.
The city of Chichen Itza was during its times full of temples, roads, dwellings, markets, and open hearted locals. During those days of Mayan Dynasty the population of Chichen Itza was around 30000 humans. Today what is left are remains of those beautiful historical monuments many of which haven’t yet been deciphered by intelligent archeologists.
This reflects the intelligence of architects of the Mayan Dynasty that they constructed monuments in such a manner that literally no one yet has been able to understand the real reason behind these monuments. The multiple historical monuments have helped the city of Chichen Itza become one of the new 7 wonders of this planet and this has helped the city gain international recognition. The current historical monuments of Chichen Itza are under the governance of National Institute of History and Anthropology.
The city of Chichen Itza is located in state of Yucatan somewhere in northern side of Yucatan Peninsula. The elevation of the city (along with rest of Yucatan Peninsula) is around thousand meters. The average annual temperature for the city of Chichen Itza is around 26 degree Celsius. Very low difference between the winter and summer temperatures is observed in the city of Chichen Itza and mostly you will find the temperature of the city to stay around the above mentioned average annual temperature. Officially only 5 degree Celsius of difference is observed between temperatures of different seasons.
Incidents of Travel in Yucatan written by John Lloyd Stephens was the major reason which helped the city of Chichen Itza gain recognition worldwide. Although the Mexican revolution did haul the growth of tourism in the city of Chichen Itza yet slowly and steadily the city of Chichen Itza kept attracting many tourists. To preserve the historical monuments many have been closed for the general public so that they can be stopped from deterioration.
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travel tip by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
If you are around, take yourself at least time for one day, to watch the ancient city weith it´s temple ruins and houses. But you should be there at the opening at 9 o'clock, because at about 10 the busses with the tourist masses...