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Chichen Itza

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Name:
Chichen Itza
Continent:
THE AMERICAS
Alt Name:
 -
Country:
Mexico
Period:
Maya
Sub-Region:
-
Date:
500AD - 599AD
City/Town:
Chichen-Itza
Figure:
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Resorts:
Chichen-Itza, Merida, Cancun,
Related:
Mexico National Museum of Anthropology, Tenochtitlan,
Teotihuacan , El Tepozteco,

Chichen Itza history

Stunningly well-preserved and imposingly beautiful, Chichen Itza is one of Mexico’s most impressive historical sites.

A UNESCO World Heritage site based in the forests of the Yucatan Peninsula, Chichen Itza is actually made up of two cities built by two peoples, the Mayas and the Toltecs.

The site is made up of several surviving buildings including a circular observatory known as El Caracol, the Warriors’ Temple and El Castillo. Accounts vary as to the date of the first settlement at Chichen Itza, placing it between the 6th and 9th century AD when the Mayas built the original city including “The Building of the Nuns” and a church.

Chichen Itza was conquered by the Toltec King of Tula in the 10th century AD, accounting for the fusion in Maya and Toltec influences.

Chichen Itza also features as one of our Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Mexico.

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contact details

Address: Chichen Itza, Etat de Yucatan, Municipalité de Tinum

Phone: Contact local tourist office

visitor information

Directions to Chichen Itza:
Chichen Itza is a 2 hour bus ride from Cancun.

Chichen Itza opening times and ticket prices:
Entry to Chichen Itza costs 95 Pesos for adults, free for children 12 and under. Additional fee for filming at the site.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chichen_Itza
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/483/
http://www.ancient.eu.com/Maya_Civilization/

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