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Chichén-Itzá

Photo: Comefilm, Equinox

One of the most spectacular of the classic Mayan cities is Chichén-Itzá.

At Chichén Itzá, visitors will gather to see something fantastic during the vernal equinox. The corner of the Castillo casts a shadow in the shape of a plumed serpent which slithers down the Kukulcán Pyramid. The snake’s head points north and the shadow body represents a connection between earth and sky.

Not coincidentally, the temple was dedicated to the plumed serpent deity.

Google Maps
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Acoustics
When you clap standing at a certain distance from the Kukulcán Pyramid, you will hear back an echo that sounds like the Quetzal, a bird sacred to the Maya.

Location
Chichén-Itzá is 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Mérida off of Highway 180.

Elsewhere on the Web
El cenote del sacrificio humano de los mayas – Alma Reed/INAH
Sacred Sites
Exploratorium.edu

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Photos
Turquoise-browed Motmot

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Wikipedia
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