Chichen Itza: Mysterious Mayan City

Chichen Itza is one of the oldest and most famous archaeological sites on the Yucatan Peninsula, in Mexico. It was once the capital of the Maya Empire, and it is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. The city is famous for its many pyramids, temples, and sculptures.
But Chichen Itza is also famous for its water sorcerers. These were the priests who were responsible for rain and fertility. They were said to have the power to control the weather and bring rain to the city.

The water sorcerers were so powerful that they were able to build the huge pyramids and temples that we see today. They were also responsible for the city’s many canals and reservoirs.
The water sorcerers were a very important part of the city, and they played a big role in its history.

The Mayans developed one of the most fascinating and enigmatic cultures of Humanity in the heart of the dense jungles of Chiapas, Guatemala, Yucatán, Honduras, and Belize. Although the habitat in which they settled was not very favorable for urban development, they achieved great splendor.

Chichen Itza itself was inhabited between 400-1200 CE. Mysteriously, when the Spanish arrived the resident Mayan civilization had completely vanished. But when the Spanish tried to settle in the city a violent uprising by the surrounding locals caused them to flee and leave the city to be engulfed once more by the jungle. What went wrong in Chichen Itza? Was it a lack of resources caused by overpopulation? A natural disaster? Or a war? Historians are unsure to this day making this one of the greatest human mysteries in the world.

Main Attraction of Chichen Itza

  • El Castillo Pyramid 
  • The Ball Court
  • Tzompantli, the Skull Platform
  • Temple of the Warriors
  • Cenote Xtoloc
Chichen Itza
El Castillo Pyramid 
The Ball Court
Tzompantli, the Skull Platform
Temple of the Warriors
Cenote Xtoloc

The dry season from November to April is also the busiest time to visit Chichen Itza. The rainy season from May to October is a little quieter with just a few hours of rain each day.

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