Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins A Great Archaeological Treasure

Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins Including the Kukulkan Pyramid
A Great Archaeological Treasure Outside Cancun Mexico

Chichen Itza, located 2 hours outside Cancun in Yucatan Mexico, was one of the largest Maya cities and one of the great mythical great cities, or Tollans, referred to in Mesoamerican history and literature. The city may have had the most diverse population in the Maya world, a factor that could have contributed to the variety of architectural styles at the site.

Kukulkan Pyramid Chichen Itza Yukatan Mexico

Kukulkan Pyramid Chichen Itza Yukatan Mexico

Chichen Itza was declared “The 7th Natural Wonder of the World” and featured the “Kukulkan Pyramid” and other historical structures making it one of the largest Mayan Archaeological sites in the world.

For tourists and visitors coming into Cancun daily bus tours are available of the site and guided tours include lunch and a stop at the Ik Kil Cenote close by.

Come take a look at the amazing Chichen Itza Maya Ruins and some of the historical buildings, structures and monuments from this ancient civilization.

 Ik Kil Cenote Yucatan Mexico

Ik Kil Cenote Yucatan Mexico

Kukulkan Pyramid Chichen Itza Yukatan Mexico

Kukulkan Pyramid Chichen Itza Yukatan Mexico

1 Kukulkan Pyramid Chichen Itza Yukatan Mexico 2

Mayan Diety Chichen Itza

Mayan Diety Chichen Itza

1 Temple of the Jaguars Great Ball Court

Temple of the Warriors Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins Mexico

Temple of the Warriors Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins Mexico

Temple of Venus Chichen Itza

Temple of Venus Chichen Itza

The Ball Court Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins Yukatan Mexico

The Ball Court Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins Yukatan Mexico

The Snake God Kukulkan at The Temple of Venus Chichen Itza

The Snake God Kukulkan at The Temple of Venus Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza was one of the largest Maya cities, with the relatively densely clustered architecture of the site core covering an area of at least 5 square kilometres (1.9 sq mi). Smaller scale residential architecture extends for an unknown distance beyond this. The city was built upon broken terrain, which was artificially levelled in order to build the major architectural groups, with the greatest effort being expended in the levelling of the areas for the Castillo pyramid, and the Las Monjas, Osario and Main Southwest groups.[

Tunnel to Ik Kil Cenote swimming area

Tunnel to Ik Kil Cenote swimming area

Wall of Skulls Chichen Itza Mexico

Wall of Skulls Chichen Itza Mexico

 Wall of Skulls Kukulkan Pyramid Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins

Wall of Skulls Kukulkan Pyramid Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins

Chichen Itza Temple of the Jaguar

Chichen Itza Temple of the Jaguar

Chichen Itza Mayan Pyramid Mayan Riviera Mexico

Chichen Itza Mayan Pyramid Mayan Riviera Mexico

Chichen Itza Pyramid Ruins Mayan Riviera Mexico XICHEN copy

Chichen Itza Pyramid Ruins Mayan Riviera Mexico XICHEN copy

2 Ik Kil Cenote Chichen Itza Mexico

2 Ik Kil Cenote Sinkhole

2 Ik Kil Cenote Sinkhole Mexico

2 Kukulkan Pyramid Chichen Itza Yukatan Mexico

2 Kukulkan Pyramid Chichen Itza Yukatan Mexico 2

2 Temple of the Warriors Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins Mexico

2 Wall of Skulls Kukulkan Pyramid Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins

22 Chichen Itza Pyramid Ruins Mayan Riviera Mexico XICHEN

Ik Kil Cenote – Just Outside the Chichen Itza Archaeological Site

* photos and video by Sean Callahan for SoCal Beaches Magazine
and SoCal Beaches TV www.socalbeachestv.com

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