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"Chichen Itza is one of the most famous of the Ancient Mayan cities."timetravelturtle.com
"Chichen Itza is the most famous historical site in Mexico and a new Wonder of the World so it was an opportunity not to miss."luxurytravelbible.com
"Chichen Itza is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico (more about Mexico itineraries)."travelwiththesmile.com
"Chichen Itza is one of the busiest places you'll visit in Mexico (see itineraries)."babycantravel.com
"Chichen Itza is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a must see."dreamsinheels.com
"Chichen Itza is probably the best known and is listed as one of the 7 Wonders of the World."livedreamdiscover.com

East Mexico

Chichen Itzas location

Chichen Itza at a glance

Historic
Culture
Very Touristic
Activity
Stressful City

18,000

Population

2-3 nights

Recommended

Average (3 of 5)

Level of costs

Around Chichen Itza

About Chichen Itza

The village (Mexico) Chichen Itza has a population of over 18,000. Chichen Itza is in the center of Mexico.

Things to do

Chichen Itza is located in the Yucatan state and one of the best places to visit in Mexico (see itineraries) It is also known as the Temple of Kukulcan. The Great Ballcourt of Chichen Itza is the best-preserved ball court in ancient Mesoamerica and it is the also largest ballcourt ever discovered in Mesoamerica.

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Things to do in Chichen Itza day & night is a post that we had to write as we believe there are 3 ways to visit one of Mexico’s most popular tourist attractions. There is a right way and a wrong way to visit Chichen Itza in Mexico during the day and night we believe now that we have done it.

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Cenote Ik Kil is open from 9 am until 5 pm every day of the week. However, even though the last entrance to the site is at 5pm, you can typically hang around until as late as 5 30 pm until they get everyone out of the water and back above ground. ...

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Chichen Itza and Uxmal Ruins are distinctly different. Each has their own unique sites to see, with different architectural styles and buildings that served different purposes. ...

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What to see at Uxmal

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Eat & drink

It wasn’t traveling to Chichen Itza that stole our hearts. It wasn’t climbing ancient Mayan ruins or taking photographs of structures we’d dreamed about seeing in history books and travel magazines. It wasn’t simply traveling the Riviera Maya that captivated us. It was all of it. It was traveling to the Yucatan ...

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My family usually likes to travel independently, and we always like to save money. So hiring a private tour guide is almost never in the cards. Doing something differently really worked this time and at this destination. Here’s why. ...

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Back up on the Great North Platform we walked past the Venus dais, dedicated to planet Venus and the Tzompantil, skull platform. It was not difficult to work out where the latter platform got its name as its four sides are covered in rows of skulls, quite scary, but rather impressive.

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General

Chichen Itza is arguably one of the most famous Maya Archeological sites in all Central America. It is the largest Maya site in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and to this date, it is one of the most visited attractions in Mexico (visit Mexico itineraries). One thing to know is that Chichen Itza gets ridiculously crowded and ..

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18 thoughts on “What You Shouldn’t Miss When Visiting Chichen Itza”

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Although I generally tend to prefer exploring lesser-visited places that are situated a little further off the main tourist path, Chichen Itza is a magnificent place and it is definitely a site worth visiting when travelling to Mexico. We visited Chichen Itza on 24th of December which was the most exciting thing I ...

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11 Amazing Facts About Chichen Itza That You Probably Did Not Know - HOME - 11 Amazing Facts About Chichen Itza That You Probably Did Not Know , I discovered so many interesting facts about this ancient Mayan city. Many surprised me. And got me itching a little more to see this wonder of the world.

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28 thoughts on “11 Amazing Facts About Chichen Itza That You Probably Did Not Know”

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Due to its proximity to Cancun and Mexico (see itineraries)’s party and beach resort zone, this place attracts a huge amount of tourists. Most tourists visit Chichen Itza get picked up from their resorts, driven to this site by luxury buses and get dropped back in the evening after some souvenir shopping, in a very insular form of ...

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Itinerary

. which gives you access to other tourist attractions in the Yucatan Peninsula such as Uxmal . Leave Merida at 12.00 pm on one of the days and travel to Chichen Itza – the drive will take approximately 1.5 hours from Merida to Chichen Itza. ...

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Itinerary #3 – Chichen Itza Light Show Tour

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Costs

Entry to the park is really reasonable for everything that you get access to. ...

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Tickets for Chichen Itza can be purchased in advance where you can skip the queue you can book them from our link here. ...

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Accommodation

To assist you in your planning we have included some options for hotel accommodation for you from various locations around the Yucatan Peninsula. ...

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There are advantages staying in one of the hotels close by to Chichen Itza as it allows you to visit the site without rushing. To travel from Merida to Chichen Itza takes between 1.5 and 2 hours. ...

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Merida Hotels

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One thing is for sure unless you rent a car and drive yourself then you will need to stay in a Chichen Itza hotel. ...

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Chichen Itza where to stay:

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After walking around and seeing all the ruins, we made our way to Mayaland Hotel, a hotel located right within the Chichen Itza complex. They had a full buffet waiting for us, complete with Mexican food, American food, and all sorts of fruits and snacks. ...

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Hotel Drop Off

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