what a beautiful sight to see as you come off the trail leading up to the ruins. I could not believe how large the pyramid really is, just amazing to see.
I am glad that no one is allowed to climb to the top of the largest temple because there were several deaths and it scared me to death up there with my 7 year old going up without my permission.. all in all, the place is unbelievable, just seeing it without climbing, wondering how it was built and how many... More
Really pleased that they haven't restored the whole building as it is good to see the restorers starting point. An amazing building that's best seen early in the morning. They've stopped the light and sound show this year which is a shame.
When just a few years ago you could climb to the top. But I suppose tourists to Washington DC might think it would be cool to climb on top of old Abraham Lincoln, maybe it's just disrespectful. Great thing to see, but if you can go early or your photos will be filled with sweaty tourists.
I visited Chichen Itza 11 years ago and again on my recent trip in April. I was stunned to find out you couldn't climb - so know that going in. Also know that there are a TON of souvenir tables and ladies selling embroidery so expect to be called out to (just ignore them). These tables and sellers do ruin... More
If you've never been to Chichen Itza, you have to go. If you've already been there, skip it. I was first in Chichen Itza in 2006 and went again in 2013 because I was traveling with someone who hadn't been there. The structures are impressive, but the crowds and hundreds of vendors are distracting. This was also the most expensive... More
This structure is also no off limits to climb due to the damage that has been caused by the public to its faces. But even though it is damaged in a lot of places, it still is the most famous of all structures in Chichen Itza.
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