The whole area is surrounded by the local traders. Chichen Itza is one big magnet for the locals to sell their stuff to tourists. But don't be discouraged by the overwhelming quantity and prices, walk around, choose what you like and bargain, start with 50% of the original price unless you think the price is right.
Temple of Kukulkan (the Maya name for Quetzalcoatl), often referred to as "El Castillo" ("the castle" in spanish).
Built by the pre-Columbian Maya sometime between the 9th and 12th centuries AD, El Castillo served as a temple to the god Kukulkan, the Yucatec Maya Feathered Serpent deity closely related to the deity figure Quetzalcoatl known to the Aztecs and other central Mexican cultures of the Postclassic period.
You can also see the Temple of the Warriors on the left side far away behind the crowd of people. The sun is really strong here, so I strongly advice everybody to bring extra water and something to cover your head, or you could just take your clothes off and make a hat.
Coatis or as they call them in Mexico tejóns (or also named hog-nosed coons) are very common to find in Central and South Americas. They are basically pretty much racoons and act like them too. They were running around the resort where we were staying (Iberostar) with no fear of approaching people and taking bites out of the food on a plate! I liked the expression of one of the stuff members there, he called them "rats on the steroids", they really seemed to be that.
Trivia Question: Can you count how many coatis are on the picture?
My friend sent this picture to me which he snapped while driving through (...?)
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