More Ancient Mayan Ruins!

Trip Start Dec 12, 2007
Trip End Ongoing

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

We drove through the little town just outside of of Chichen Itza which is completely reliant on tourism.  Chichen Itza has recently been named a modern wonder of the world, so lots of tourists flood this place around 1 - 2pm.  (get in before!)  We rocked up through the main gates and were hit with the main pyramid right away.  The day was really hot so had such good clear weather for photography!  The pyramid was absolutely huge!  Not quite as big as the Sun Pyramid (66m) in Teotihuacan ruins just outside of Mexico City.  But its a good 40 - 50 m high.  This one was quite similar to the ones in Palenque.  Took a few photo's and moved on through the rest of the ruins.  All the ruins had a white colour from the type of stones they used to construct them.  Everythinfg was spread out after about a kilometre, and you could walk through and on most of them.  Many of the ruins were still quite structured and you could see with a bit of imagination how they would of lived a couple of thousand years ago.

After we had all walked around for about 3 solid hours, and got alot of really good photographs, we quickly explored this random cave we found in the ground and headed back to the bus station to catch a bus outta there!  First though we dug into this all you can eat place with traditional food and some dancers performing traditional acts.

Chichen Itza was very interesting and really does blow your mind away!  This is one of my favourites so far!  So crazy to learn how they lived 1200 - 2000 years ago!
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