Lost Temples Mexico

Cancun, Yucatan Peninsula – Mexican Resort, is among the top ten world resorts. Snow-white, clean beaches, azure water and hot sun all year round. Exotic nature and ancient ruins. To date, this town is one of the most developed resorts of the Caribbean coast.

Hotel Zone – Zona Hoteles – located on a narrow braza in the form of a number 7, it is separated from the main city of Lagoon. Cancuna coastline is divided into 2 parts – long and short. The dull part is a calm sea without waves, 0-9 km. Long – permanent waves, 9-20 km. Over all the length of the braids, regular buses run, the cost of 10.5 pesos.

The beaches zone begins immediately on the road from Down Town. All beaches cancany municipal, and this means that anyone can go to them.

If you are lucky, in the period from May to October, you can observe the birth of sea turtles. Local call them toto. These animals are amazing – they are able to accurately return to the place of their birth after many years.

Chichén Itzá)

Ancient city located on the square 300 hectares, the pyramids under the protection of UNESCO. The ancient city of Maya, Chichen Itsa, is a new miracle of the world. Step pyramids, temples, arcade with columns and other stone structures Chichen-Itsi were sacred for Maya and the complex city center of their empire from 750 to 1200. Recently, this World Heritage Site was awarded another award. According to the results of world voting, Chichen Itsa was named one of the new seven wonders of the world.

Pyramid Cukulkana (El Castillo)

The most recognizable structure here is the Kukulkan temple, also known as El Castillo. This magnificent stepped pyramid demonstrates the accuracy and importance of Maya astronomy. Upstairs leads 365 steps symbolizing the days of the year. At the top there is a temple with four entrances. The end of the foresters is crowned with stone head snake. The image of the pennate snake is often found in Maya and Toltec mythology.

Stadium (The Ball Cours)

The playground for playing the ball Chichen Itza is the largest of those famous in North and South America, its length is 554 feet (168 meters), and width – 231 foot (70 meters). During the ritual games here, players tried to break through the 12-pound (5.4-kilogram) rubber ball through stone hoops set high on the walls of the court. Acoustics field for playing the ball is so good that the conversation on one side is clearly heard at the opposite end.

Skull Temple (Tzompantli)

This temple is a long platform, the walls of which are "decorated with" embossed images of skulls strung on the poles. Venus Platform. In honor of the planet Venus, whom Toltec worshiped.

Temple of the Jaguars (Temple of the Jaguars)

Consists of the external and lower sanctuary. Figure below and gave the name of the temple. The temple is located in one of the walls of the ball. It found figures of jaguars, adorning his facade. It is completed in two tiers, in the upper sanctuary, high-ranking people watched the game. The staircase leading to the top is decorated with the heads of snakes sacred for the Mayan Indians. Walls with jaguars and eagles, whose hearts of people.

Observatory Karakol (Caracol)

Translated from Spanish means "Snail shell". The tower used Maya for astronomical observations. Observatory El Karakol in Chichen Ice – the largest detected astronomical complex of the ancient population of the Yucatan Peninsula. El Karakol was built up to 904 years.NS., During the highest heyday of the Mayan civilization. Small windows in the cylindrical tower are directed to the most important positions of the Sun and the Moon, corresponding to the periods of solstice and equinox.

Observatory is located in Old Chichen. Now it is part of the reserve with intact jungle and natural paths.

Church (Nunnery)

Diverse bas-relief masks depicted gods.Building intended for the highest class.


The approach to the temple is guarded by a detachment / group of thousands of patterned columns – reminded to the parade of the Terrible Army of Toltec – the conquerors of Yucatan. Two more stone guards grow straight from the steps of the stairs, which leads to the top – where the ruins of the temple sanctuary fall in the dazzling-blue embroidery. There was a roof over the columns.

Pyramid Old Chichen (Old Chichen)

One of the oldest buildings in Chichen Ice. The most interesting thing in it is that it is decapitated – the entire upper part, or the crown, is destroyed during one of the ancient Uraans.

Valladolid (Valladolid)

Town built in typical Spanish colonial style. Located 50 km from Chichen Izsy.

Lost Temples Mexico

This is a small and charming city right in Yucatana’s heart. The transition to Christianity with an obvious colonial influence played a decisive role in the formation of a modern city center. Valladolid material culture dates back to the 16th century, when the conquistadors did not save their efforts to fulfill the dream and embody their strength in architecture.

All in bright colors. In accordance with his name and status, the cultural height of Valladolid is effective charmingly.

A lot of sensations scattered around the city, make this city one of the best places to visit Yucatan.

Senot (Zaci Maya Cenote)

Senot is a floating pit, where the limestone breed gave way to the exposure to Spring water. Imagine a natural pool as in the films about Indiana Jones. On the Mexican Yukatan of their thousands, and some of the best sensations are located in the area of ​​Valladolid.

The most simple Satot Valladolid is a set of ZACI, as it is like a couple of minutes walk from the main square of Valladolid. Maja Zaki means rewrother.

Mostly Satot Zaka was a Mail cave, which collapsed only partially. Roof covers most of the fashion. Inside carved the path, allowing you to bypass this sensation in the form of a circle.

How to get there

Chichen Itza is located near the small town of Pisthe. Buses are connected to Merida International Airports (less than two hours) and Cancun (two and a half hours).

When to come

Ruins are open daily. The Chichen-Itsy climate is always tropical: the average temperature is 34 ° C (93 ° F). Spring and autumnal equinox gives you the opportunity to see an incredible shadow Snake El Castillo, but at this time often crowded.

How to visit

Staying in the Chichen-Itsa area allows visitors to visit him early in the morning, away from the hot sun and without a company of many tourists who arrive in one-day tours from Merida and Cancun. At night, a light show is also held on the territory.

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