Chichen Itza & Pyramid Of Kukulcan.
Trip Start Feb 01, 2005
402Trip End Dec 31, 2013
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This lovely town, full of friendly people,live music in the streets and good food became our home for the next week
From Puerto Morleos we took a day trip to Chichen Itza, a place of ruins from the Indian Mayan civilization. We found we were there at a special time - the equinox. Twice a year the sun is in such a position that it causes a shadow on the pyramid that leaves a sliver of light forming a snakes body which joins perfectly with the stone carved snakes head (see picture). This is supposedly the image of the snake god, Kukulcan descending to earth. It is one of those amazing things where you think how did the builders of the pyramid work this one out!
And so it is goodbye to Mexico as we take a flight out of Cancun to a much awaited and intriguing destination.........CUBA.....
Footnote: Chichen Itza Yucatan, Mexico is one of the New Seven Wonders Of The World Winners. Pre-Hispanic City Of Chichen Itza is also listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Pyramid of Kukulcan, Chichen Itza is featured in the book Unforgettable Places To See.