Chichen Itza is a one of a wonderful place with wide range of numerous monuments like the Temple of Chac Mool, the Hall of the Thousand Pillars, and Pyramid of Kukulkan, At last, this place is truly a huge collection of great architecture and pyramid. Here are top true and interesting Chichen Itza Facts:
☀ The word “Chichen Itza” is come from a Mayan word which means on the mouth of the well of Itza”.
☀ There are two great cenotes in Chichen Itza are: Cenote Sagrado or Sacred Cenote and the Xtoloc.
☀ The Temple of the Descending God is located in the centre of Tulum where visitors are not permitted to enter the temple.
☀ The ruins and pyramids have just recently been bought by the government from a private owner.
☀ Chichen Itza is also known for its Great Ball Court.
☀ It is also called “El Castillo” which means “the castle” in Spanish.
☀ Until January 2006 the tourists were allowed to climb El Castillo.
☀ The most impressive structures in Chichen Itza is the Temple of the Warriors.
☀ The Kukulkan Pyramid is one of the new seven wonders of the world.
☀ The height of the Chichen Itza 30 meters.
☀ The height of the Castillo is 24 meters and it has nine levels.
☀ The Chichen Itza was discovered in the year 514 A.D.
☀ The Chichen Itza was discovered by the priest Lakin Chan.
☀ The Chichen Itza city ruled by Itaze’s.
☀ The Chichen Itza city occupying an area of 4 square miles.
☀ The Chichen Itza city is the base of the Yucatan.
☀ The Chichen Itza city is a diverse population of 50,000 people.
☀ The Casa Colorada is one of the best buildings at Chichen Itza.
☀ The ball court is bordered by 26-foot-high walls.
☀ Nohoch Mul translated as the “large hill” with forty-two meters height & only Mayan pyramid that visitors are allowed to climb.
☀ National Institute of Anthropology and History maintained the Chichen Itza.
☀ Mayan’s offspring were named according to the day on which they were born.
☀ La Iglesia is an ancient church in the center of Mexico.
☀ It is prohibited to climb the stairs of the Castillo.
☀ In Sacred Cenote young men & women were thrown and left as a sacrifice to the god of rain.
☀ Great ballcourt was constructed between 1050 and 1200 CE.
☀ El Castillo is the tallest construction within the Maya ruins of Tulum.
☀ Each temple has 365 steps which represent one day of the year.
☀ Chichen Viejo has established around 400 AD.
☀ Chichen Itza’s Majority sites are known for strange sounds.
☀ Chichen Itza’s all buildings are built from stone.
☀ Chichen Itza was built near natural sinkholes.
☀ Chichen Itza was built between the 11th and 13th centuries A.D.
☀ Chichen Itza was a large city built by the Maya people about 1200 years ago.
☀ Chichen Itza was a center of pilgrimage for over 1,000 years.
☀ Chichen Itza is located in the eastern portion of the Yucatán state in Mexico.
☀ Chichen Itza is divided into two different areas: Chichen Viejo and Chichen Nuevo.
☀ Itza is a large Mayan city famous for a large pyramid temple.
☀ Chichen Itza has the largest ballcourt ever discovered in Mesoamerica.
☀ Chichen Itza has most ancient sites with over a million tourists.
☀ Chichen Itza attracts 1.4 million visitors every year.
☀ By UNESCO Chichen Itza was declared a World Heritage in 1988.
☀ At the Mayan time, there is a beach in Chichen Itza that was used to dock the ships.
☀ “At the mouth of the well of the Itza” is the actual name of the Chichen Itza.
☀ The largest sinkhole of Chichen Itza is “Cenote Sagrado”.