Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Temple of Kukulkan (Chichen Itza)

Originally uploaded by LuceroDulce (114/365)

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.

from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chichen_Itza

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.

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