Chichen Itza, Yucatán, Mexico

Chichen Itza, Mexico

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Chichen Itza is an ancient Mayan site located on the Yucatán peninsula of Mexico. These famous pre-Columbian ruins signify the rich history of the ancient Mayan civilization. Chichen Itza was likely built around 600 BCE, making the ruins roughly 2600 years old today. The large ruin complex contains many stone buildings, including temples, pyramids, and platforms, as well as various statues and caves. Chichen Itza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is the second most visited archeological site in Mexico. A visit to the site is a popular day drip from nearby Cancún.

Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza, Mexico

El Castillo, Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza, Mexico

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