• One of the main tourist attraction in Yucatan is Chichen Itza.
  • Chichen Itza is a large Mayan city famous for a large pyramid temple built by the Maya civilization. It is on the Yucatan Peninsula, about 120 km to the east of Mérida.
  • There are many temples and pyramids at this tourist attraction in Yucatan. Tourists, or visitors, were once able to climb some of the pyramids, but it was quite challenging because the steps are very steep and small. Climbing is no longer permitted.
  • Some of the most famous parts of Chichen Itza include: El Castillo. This temple is about 1 km in diameter.
  • El Castillo is the largest pyramid at Chichen Itza, and dedicated to Kukulkan, the Plumed Serpent.

Every year on the fall and spring equinox the sun hits the side of the building making a show of light and shadow which looks like a snake along the steps of the building.

  • Another tourist attraction is the Temple of the Warriors.
  • Hundreds of columns surround a very big temple structure with carvings. These columns  once held up the roof of the temple.
  • These columns are carved on all four sides with figures of warriors wearing feathers.
  • Great Ballcourt. This is the largest known ancient sports field in Central America, at 545 feet in length and 225 feet in width. Each end has a raised temple area. The sounds in the ballcourt are remarkable: a whisper from one end can be clearly heard at the other.
  • Sacred Cenote. A cenote is a natural well formed by the collapse of an overlying limestone crust. This cenote is where royalty gave gifts to the gods. In your visit to Yucatan you cannot miss this wonderful tourist attraction: Chichen Itza

You can find more places to visit in Yucatan in

YUCATAN: Cenotes and Mayan Ruins

SENDA MAYA: Tours in Mayan Archaeological Zones


MAYA WORLD: Mayan Adventure Travel

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