My third Wonder of the World: Chichén Itzá
My third wonder of the modern world: a Mayan engineering and architecture masterpiece in the wilderness of Yucatan (Mexico). El Castillo is certainly the symbol of Chichen Itza and was built to be a real calendar.
During the spring and autumn equinoxes, as the sun goes down and the sun rises, the corners of the pyramid cast a feathered serpent-shaped shadow, Kukulkan; clapping his hands the sound that breaks against the steps (inclined at 45 degrees) reproduces the bird of paradise's own verse and during the ceremonies the Mayan kings made blood flow along the corners of the pyramid to call the god of rain to earth.
The sensations that are perceived here are really intense, an energy difficult to explain in words, but I hope that these shots will get you there at least a little.
We visited this Mayan site in February and the jungle temperatures are really high. Bring lots of water with you and try to avoid the central hours of the day. Recommended the visit with a Mayan guide, you will fall in love with his words.
In the meantime, I hope that my next wonder of the world could be the Taj Mahal, and instead you, which one would you choose?
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Chichen Itza is the ancient Mayan city site located in the middle east of Yucatan, Mexico. It is 3 kilometers long from north to south, 2 kilometers wide from east to west, and has hundreds of buildings. It is the site of ancient Mayan culture and Toltec culture. Qiqin means wellhead, and natural wells are the foundation of building a city. The existing road divides it into two halves. The south side of the old Chichen Itza was built in the 7th to the 10th centuries. It has the characteristics of Mayan culture. There are pyramid temples, pillar halls, stadiums, markets and astronomical observatories. The stone carvings are mainly decorated; the north side of the new Chichen Itza is Grey buildings with Toltec culture features, Kukulcan Pyramid, Warriors Temple, etc., with simple lines and feathers and serpents. Most of the Mexican pyramids discovered by
are altars for the ancient Indian tribes to worship the gods, not the tombs. However, Palenques pyramid is an exception.
Chichen Itza also has a lot of tiankeng, which can be visited with the pyramid. Before the Mayan royal family would relax in the pool and hold a ritual ceremony, now everyone in the tiankeng can swim and dive in the crystal clear water.
PS: You can buy a bus ticket from Chichen Itza from Cancun Bus Station. It is recommended to buy it together. Tickets often have different floats. It is recommended that the station display be used.
You can also sign up for a day trip to Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, no one who has come to the Yucatan Peninsula will miss this place. I have seen a lot of travel tips, shooting Chichen Itza during the day. But the night here is also very beautiful, and there is a fantastic sound and light show, starting at 8 o'clock every night. Today's goal is this show!
Because the car rental has been delayed for too long, the time to arrive at Chichen Itza is very late. The parking lot is parked and the parking space is relatively easy to find at night. Rush to the ticket office and ask if the night show has begun? The waiter replied "it is the time." My good fortune is not too late, a ticket 240 pesos. Who knows that just after buying the ticket, the window will be closed. In other words, I was the last guest today! Holding the ticket is arranged to the back of a group of people, only to know that it is the guide, an iphone SE explainer.
It takes only 5 minutes from the entrance to the Kukulcan Pyramid in Chichen Itza. This place is smaller than expected. Before the show started, I circled around the Chichen Itza site and it was too comfortable. The night is very cool, the stars are shining, the lights on the ground are bright, and there are many stars.
Sound and light show started, full Spanish, 45 minutes. I didn't use the interpreter. I was shooting video all the time. There are not many photos. The following picture is a microcosm.