In a country with endless tourist attractions, you can perform a wide range of activities in different landscapes that make up the corners of their territory.
Adventure, rest, fun and good times can be part of your vacation in paradise. Beaches, ancient cities, Baroque architecture and colonial style, cultural demonstrations in the streets of the cities, to which premium hotels with services that make the stay there something so comfortable like home adds.
One of the most visited places in the country is Chichen Itza, Mayan Sites in Mexico and World Heritage Site, located in the Yucatan Peninsula. According those who are engaged in studying the history of this civilization, the architecture you see today in this city belongs to a period called Toltec and the god they worship on the site is Kukulcan. In its heyday, it was a ceremonial center, which since its foundation was through the influence of different peoples who settled there.
Chichen Itza is considered the most important city of this culture and its buildings are the largest and most advanced of the peninsula. There's magic, mysticism and culture combined. Those who are in Cancunor somewhere on the Riviera Maya, should not fail to pay this beautiful walk a visit.These sites are divided into two groups, one in which the buildings belong to the Classic Maya period, and another group which was conducted during the Maya-Toltec period.
Among the prominent buildings, one of the most interesting is the Pyramid of Kukulcan. Its base is a square, and is believed to have been built for astronomical purposes. This belief is so because at the time of the fall and spring equinoxes, the sunlight causes the formation of a shadow whose shape mimics the body of a snake. This represents the descent of Kukulcan to land, which according to Mayan beliefs, announces the arrival of rains and the start of the planting season.
The Pyramid is also called El Castillo, its height is 24 meters, and each side of its square base has a staircase which all steps make the result is a 365 steps, one for each day of the year.
Another interesting building is the Cenote Sagrado, located at a 60 meters in diameter and 13 meters deep open pit. Inside of it, they made offerings of valuables and some human sacrifices took place, the god Chac, or lord of the rains.In addition to these two buildings, the site has 15 buildings more, some have been restored following the pattern used by the Maya.
A visit to this amazing archaeological site called the attention of local and foreign, thanks to its stunning beauty and extension.One can know and learn a lot by doing this kind of walks, which adds up to your holidays a historical adventure that takes you to know a whole new world.