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10 Most Hidden Places in the Ancient Mayan Cities

 

Visiting these wonderful Mayan cities is an unforgettable experience and that you can do well with your friends when you want to take a backpacking trip to spend magical days and get to know a little more about our ancestors and their culture.

#10. Temple of Kukulkan, Chichen Itza

 Temple of Kukulkan, Chichen Itza

The city of Chichen Itza is organized in a north-south direction, highlighting in its central area an important group of buildings, among which is the Castle or Kukulkan Temple. It is a square pyramid with 55.50 meters per side, with nine staggered bodies and four large staircases, reaching 30 meters in height. The temple is located on the upper platform and has a central chamber of 6 meters by 4

#9. The Balancanché caves

The Balancanché caves

A few kilometers away from the Chichén Itzá pyramid are the Balankanché caves, which are known for their ceremonial uses during what was the Mayan-Toltec period. The investigations indicate that inside these grottos was where the religious ceremonies of their inhabitants were celebrated.


The first thing you will see when entering will be the throne of “Balam” where apparently the main rituals were performed in honor of this character. As you go forward you will find a semi-dry lake where you can see some small vessels.

#8. Cenote Ik Kil

Cenote Ik Kil

Hidden in the heart of the Mayan Riviera and three kilometers from Chichén Itza (in the Yucatan peninsula) is the natural pool Cenote Ik-Kil, a must-see paradise for tourists and locals, framed in an archaeological park full of trees and exotic animals.

It is about 35 minutes from the city of Valladolid and an hour and a half from the city of Merida, the Ik-Kil is a natural formation of rocks and open sky, which has a depth of about 40 meters and a diameter of 60 meters.


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