Chichen Itza, Cancun
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Chichen Itza, Cancun - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Yucatan, Mexico
Ticket Price: 111 USD
Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
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Mexico’s historical legacy is rich and varied and the Mayans have left a stunning mark on the country with their beautiful stone structures. To travel to Cancun and to not see one of these magnificent constructions would be certainly missing out on the essence of this destination. Luckily, the Chichen Itza, one of these stunning relics of the Mayan period lies at a very accessible distance from the city. And it is not for nothing that this place is the second most visited place in Mexico.
The Chichen Itza is an ancient city that lies in the Yucatean Penninsula. This Place is a part of the Seven Wonders of the World. The gorgeous, 24 meter tall pyramid called El Castillo is a wonderful example of Mayan Architecture. It is simply amazing to see what the Mayans could do with simple tools and stone. The stone carvings are certainly pretty but what is spectacular is the arrangement of the stones on top of one another. There are several smaller pyramids and other stone structures to see around this place. How they did it all without all our modern tools, no one knows. But it is certainly a great experience to see this architectural feat! Club this attraction along with other popular ones by customizing your trip with the help of Cancun trip planner.
The best way to enjoy this place will be to catch the sound at light show in the evening, the timings of which depend upon the season. Certainly a must visit if history attracts you enough!
Chichen Itza Information
- It will take about 2 hours or so to reach Chichen Itza from Cancun by bus.
- Hiring a car to travel there you is a good option too.
- You can also take a tour through a local company. The cost of this will be around 450 pesos.
- Do not try to climb up the pyramid.
- The temperatures soar in summer so if you intend to go then, just try to schedule your visit early in the morning or in the evening.
How To reach Chichen Itza by Public Transport
- Piste is the closest bus and train station.
Restaurants Near Chichen Itza
- Hacienda Chichen-Vegetarian food
- Fonda-Mexican Food
- La Caridad Del Cobre-Mexican Cuisine
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A great day out at this historical place with a company named Cancun Passion. This was a top class tour with a very informative guide, they all made sure we had everything we needed and even came back on the site during our free time to make sure we had enough drinks. The site is amazing and well worth a visit. It is very hot and you will need a parasol and lots to drink. You can only get to within a few feet of the monuments these days but it's still worth the experience of being there.
Feel how it was like to live during the Mayan period. Walk freely and experience one of the world's wonders. You will feel the energy when you witness the enormous limestone structures. Many tour companies to choose from and vendors are abundant and kind. The sky is beautiful. Go early. Bring water and your GoPro camera to get the best photos and record your memories.
One of the 7 wonders of the world. A must see when in the area. I did a tour with Nexus Tours and it was quite good. Guide was knowledgeable. Be sure to check out the smaller ruins that are the only ones that are untouched. they are a 5 minute walk from the main one.
This place is so amazing. So much history so much culture. The souvenir shops and stands are really great prices probably 75% less price than outside . You just have to brush up your bargaining skills. The sales people are local Mayans and they're super friendly. Many items and many of the sales people are willing to trade instead of money as well if you have something you're willing to give them. I can't say enough about this place make sure you have plenty of time to spend here.
Amazing experience to be able to see and touch ancient history! The structures are awe inspiring. The ancient Maya people were truly amazing architects! One down side to this site is the amount of vendors, it really took away from the experience at times.
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