Chichen Itza Walk, Mexico

Chichen Itza Walk, Mexico


A walk through Chichen Itza, an ancient Mayan ruin in Mexico, offers a wonderful opportunity to experience history firsthand as the buildings and colonnaded streets give a surprising and revealing insight into ancient Mayan life. This is the third most visited site on the Yucatan Peninsula.

The Chichen Itza Mexico

flickr image by Frank Kehren

The centre of Chichen Itza is a mass of temples, structures and ruins but if you wander south of the main complex and into the jungle and vines, there are are even more ruins to explore. Walking past the Grupo de la Fecha and Grupo Principal del Suroeste there are ancient trails leading to Old Chichen.

Chichen Itza

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These include the Platform of the Great Turtle and the Temple of the Owls, rising out of the steamy jungle. Back in the centre of the ruins, a northern track leads to two sacbeob. Many people visit the Sacred Cenote, but if you prefer your walks to be quieter, head instead along the Grupo del Noroeste, a wonderful trail through the jungle surroundings to more covered ruins. This is a humid and hot walk, but for those who like to walk among ancient ruins, one of the best.

The Chichen Itza

flickr image by Trans World Productions

Date posted: 14th August, 2017

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