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Stories and Tips Chichen Itza

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El Castillo

Written by Ken & Alice on 10 Feb, 2001

My wife refused, at first, to climb the pyramid, she was hot sticky and tired, but after lunch she was willing to try. Actually she wanted to do it all along. The top of El Castillo is, in my experience, the coolest place…Read More


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Other really cool stuff...

Written by Ken & Alice on 10 Feb, 2001

Although the Pyramid at Chichen Itza is the focal point of the site, the observatory, Temple of Warriors, and especially the ancient homes are really interesting... Photos of the Temple of Warriors, the observatory, a priest's dwelling (?), and a Venus platform (with a carving…Read More


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The Ballcourt

Written by Pirate43 guide on 08 Dec, 2000

Our guide (guided tours are available) explained that it is really the captain of the WINNING team that offers to be sacrificed after the game. The object is to throw a ball through a stone hoop on either side of the over 100…Read More


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El Castillo

Written by Pirate43 guide on 08 Dec, 2000

This massive structure is in many ways the symbol of the Mayans. Take your time if you walk up, because it is steep. Future plans, I understand, will forbid guests from climbing the structure. The Castle is really a pyramid built…Read More


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