The Temple of Kukulcán (also known as El Castillo) in Chichen Itza, Mexico.
Chichen Itza (Yucatec Maya: Chiʼchʼèen Ìitshaʼ) is a large pre-Colombian city built by the Maya people in Yucatán State, Mexico.
Facts About Chichen Itza
- Chichen Itza is one of the largest cities built by the Maya.
- The core site of Chichen Itza developed during the period of 750 and 900 AD.
- There are many cenotes (water-filled sinkholes) at Chichen Itza, including the most well known, Cenote Sagrado, which was believed to be used as a site for sacrifices to the rain god Chaac.
- The Maya name "Chiʼchʼèen Ìitshaʼ" means "At the mouth of the well of the Itza", the Itza being a politically and economically powerful ethnic group in the area.
- It is one of Mexico's most popular tourist attractions and attracts over 2 million tourists yearly.
Where is Chichen Itza?
Chichen Itza is located in the Yucatan state of Mexico.