As one of the largest Mayan archaeological sites, Chichen Itza is a complex of 17 structures featuring impressive step pyramids, old living quarters, and intricate stone carvings that will take you back in time.
When you first enter the complex, your eyes can’t miss the most notable structure in the center-- the Pyramid of Kukulcan. Also known as “El Castillo”, this pyramid is a great symbol of the Mayan’s fascination with astronomy. The four sides of the temple are each made with 91 stone steps, adding up to 365--the number of days in a year.
Kukulkan’s Descent is another unique feature exemplifying the Mayan’s extraordinary mathematical skills. The Pyramid of Kukulkan was built in such a way that when the sun sets during the spring and fall solstices, it will cast shadows resembling a large slithering snake along the building. Expect large crowds during these nights to see this unforgettable experience.
Enjoy the site at your pace and never miss a point of interest.