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Visit one of the "Wonder of the Worlds"

Chichen Itza is known as one of the New seven "Wonders of the World". If you are in Tulum, or one of the hotspots in Quintana Roo, this absolute must see!

Where is it located

Chichen Itza is a Mayan ruins complex in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, located in the northern half of the country. Chichen Itza was a flourishing city in pre-Colombian times, with a diverse population of Mayan people numbering in the tens of thousands. The site now has the ruins of many ancient Mayan monuments, notably the famous El Castillo pyramid, which towers above the rest of the site.

This beautiful site is located in the old historical city Valladolid. The town is rich culture and Spaniard architect. Check out our Chichen Itza Tour here that includes this site, the tour of the city and underground water cave.

Who built it?

The Maya, an ancient culture from the Yucatan Peninsula, founded Chichen Itza. Chichen Itza is thought to have been created because of its proximity to the Xtoloc cenote, according to historians.

The Maya, an ancient people that lived on the Yucatan peninsula, founded Chichen Itza. Mayan culture and architecture differed from region to region in the Yucatan Peninsula, with many tribes establishing themselves.

Why was it built?

Chichen Itza drew Mayans from all across the Yucatan Peninsula when it was at its peak. The city's architecture is influenced by central Mexican influences as well as the Puuc and Chenes architectural traditions of the Northern Maya lowlands.

Historians believe Chichen Itza was created and became famous as a result of its closeness to the Xtoloc cenote, a subterranean lake.

Can you climb it?

El Castillo, Chichen Itza's largest and most iconic pyramid, is inaccessible. The largest pyramid on the Yucatan Peninsula, Nohoch Mul, may be climbed at the neighboring Coba ruins.

Many visitors confuse Chichen Itza with El Castillo, the city's largest and most famous pyramid. El Castillo, like the other ancient Mayan remains at Chichen Itza, is not climbable. Archaeologists and anthropologists

Why is it a Wonder of the World?

Due to its enormous concentration of culturally relevant, ancient manmade wonders and its placement in the top 7 of all nominees during worldwide vote, Chichen Itza is one of the “New 7 Wonders of the World.”

The New7Wonders campaign began in 2000 with the goal of identifying the world's next seven wonders. To represent a more global perspective, these “New 7 Wonders” were to be nominated and decided by international voting.

Chichen Itza was named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World after receiving more than 100 million votes—and it's easy to see why. Chichen Itza, one of the world's largest and best-preserved archaeological sites, is home to a plethora of ancient Mayan marvels and rich cultural history adored by visitors from all over the world.

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