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Journal - Chichin Itza & Valladodid - Alfred & Ingrid

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We spent one day trip to Chichin Itza, Valladodid and a sinkhole called Cenote Zaci.

chi', meaning "mouth" or "edge," and ch'en or ch'e'en, meaning "well." Itzá is the name of an ethnic-lineage group that gained political and economic dominance of the northern peninsula. One possible translation for Itza is "enchanter (or enchantment) of the water," from its, "sorcerer," and ha, "water."

While Chichén Itzá "collapsed", it may not have been abandoned. When the Spanish arrived, they found a thriving local population, although it is not clear from Spanish sources if Maya were living in Chichen Itza or nearby. The relatively high density of population in the region was one of the factors behind the conquistadors' decision to locate a capital there.According to post-Conquest sources, both Spanish and Maya, the Cenote Sagrado remained a place of pilgrimage.>

- from Wikipdia

On the way from Cancun to Chichin Itza.

 

Mexican People

After two hours on the tour bus, we arrived Chichin Itza

Dominating the North Platform of Chichen Itza is the four faces of the pyramid calledTemple of Kukulkan. This step pyramid stands about 30 metres (98 ft) high and consists of a series of nine square terraces, each approximately 2.57 metres (8.4 ft) high, with a 6-metre (20 ft) high temple upon the summit.

On the Spring and Autumn equinoxes, in the late afternoon, the northwest corner of the pyramid casts a series of triangular shadows against the western balustrade on the north side that evokes the appearance of a serpent wriggling down the staircase, which some scholars have suggested is a representation of the feathered-serpent god Kukulkan.

 

The Temple of the Warriors

On the top of Temple of the Warriors, showing a statue of Chacmool.

the Great Ball Court is the largest and best preserved ball court in ancient Mesoamerica. It measures 168 by 70 metres (551 by 230 ft). Tourist Guides lead tourists to clap their hands and listen the echos.

Detailed of the constucturers

 

A hook?

 

 

It was the sewer in Maya Time.

After walking around 5 km in Chichin Itza, we headed to a city called Valladolid in Yucatán which was established by Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Montejo's nephew on May 27, 1543 at some distance from the current town.

 

The power was out of service and a policewoman was on duty.

 a shop

We had buffet in this most beautiful restuarant.

 

I myself was interested in architeture more than the food

 

An old church. Not sure if it was still in service.

Shopping street.

 

 Street Park

 Located a couple of blocks from the heart of the city is the Cenote Zaci, a underground sinkhole in which you can access the inside and explore its cave.

Alfred, my dear husband - taken by Ingrid.

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