The day after Xcaret, we took a tour bus out to Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of World. Chichen Itza is located about two and a half hour drive away from Cancun in the state of Yucatan and is a Pre-hispanic Mayan City. There is a lot to Chichen-Itza’s history and I would recommend reading this Fact Sheet to learn a little bit about the history and culture surrounding this amazing city. There are some more links at the bottom of this post to websites with additional information about this incredible place.
Stops at Zaci Cenote and Valladolid
To break up the long drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza, the tour stopped at the Zaci Cenote and the city of Valladolid, an architecturally Spanish Colonial city. Below are views of the cenote and city.
Chichen Itza is a UNESCO World History site for a good reason. It is an ancient relic of the pre-hispanic Mayan culture. There is a lot of history, culture, and art preserved at this site. There are links to informative sites at the bottom of the post that explain the significance of this site. Below are pictures from our visit.
You can find more pictures from our trip on our Cancun Fun Photo Journal Page.
You can find more information about Chichen Itza from the following websites:
You can find out more information about the Mayan religion at RegligionFacts.com