Which brings me to our trip to Chichen Itza!
A little history lesson (which is my favorite subject, I'm kind of a nerd)- Chichen Itza was built by the Maya civilization in the Yucatan Peninsula. The site houses several different structures from the observatory (which is similar to ours today), Temple of the Warriors, and probably the most popular, Kukulkan Pyramid. The Maya people were great astronomers and all of their buildings, even down to the stairs and windows, were lined exactly to different points in the sky! Oh! Did I mention that Kukulkan is now one of the 7 Wonders of the World?
I don't want to bore you guys with all the details, but it's incredible! Just read a little about it and you'll be hooked. Especially during the equinox, and how the pyramid is aligned!
|All the pictures above are of the Kukulkan Pryamid|
|Temple of the Warrios|
I have TONS of pictures from just this trip! I didn't add most of the structures, but if you're interested I can do another post of more! Just let me know!