Chichen Itza - one of the greatest marvels of the world - ancient mayan city

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Added: 2011-03-20 13:12:19
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We got to Chichen Itza from Merida by bus. It's really amazing to feel the atmosphere of this place. The pyramids, the ruins and the stories about it give you the unforgettable experience and memories. Even if we consider the Mayan rituals cruel and primitive nowadays I still feel respect for the achievements in mathematics, calendar etc.

It seems unbelievable how bloody sacrifices they were making to satisfy their god Kukulkan. The most fascinating is the fact they felt honoured to be chosen to die as a sacrifice. Religion can be really harmful. 

If you would like to find out more watch the movie Apocalypto but beware! It's really tough.


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You can buy very nice t-shirts with Mayan symbols dyied traditional way which are of really very good quality there. I bought 2 of them and definitely recommend!


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Time: b / d Length: 120,5 km
Access: public public Number of points: 240
Cost: 40.00 $ (USD)

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When: 2010-07-26 12:00:00 2010-07-26 16:00:00
Where: mx MX 20°57'57"N, -89°36'51"W mx MX 20°41'0"N, -88°34'22"W

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