The Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chichen Itza
A 2 and 1/2 hour bus trip from Cancun takes you far from the vibrant nightlife of spring break and right into the thriving old capital of the Yucatán Mayans - Chichen Itza. During the springtime and autumn equinoxes countless travellers as well as locals cram in around the pyramid to recreate the celebrations of a thousand years back - sans the removing of hearts-- as well as to see the "descent of Kukulcan." A carnival ambience fills the surrounding meadow with the sounds of drums, conventional songs and also applauding crowds.
Inning accordance with tale, twice a year when the night and day are in balance, this stunning structure dedicated to Kukulcan, the serpent feathered god, receives a visit by its namesake. As the equinox happens, Kukulcan goes back to planet to commune with its worshiper's, provide true blessing for a full harvest and also healthiness prior to going into the spiritual water, showering in it, and also continuing with it on his method to the underworld.
A handclap near the base of the pyramid cause an unusual chirping resembles, which is claimed to duplicate the call of the sacred quetzal bird. All tales aside, crafty as well as mathematically brilliant design incorporated with the natural rotation of the Earth develops a fantastic as well as rather creepy picture of a gigantic serpent crawling down the holy place. For 5 hrs an impression of light and shadow develops seven triangles on the side of the staircase beginning at the top and also inching its means down up until it links the leading platform with the huge stone head of the feathered snake at the bottom.
For 45 mins this outstanding shadow remains in its totality prior to slowly coming down the pyramid as well as vanishing in addition to the crowd that have ventured here to see it. The Pyramid of Kukulcan is the center of Chichen Itza, and was developed over a pre-existing temple as far back as 800 as well as 900 AD. It is the largest pyramid in Chichen Itza; at its base 53.3 meters large on all 4 sides. It towers above the other monoliths at 24 meters tall with a 6 meter temple on top of the highest possible system. Before accessibility to the throne room of the pyramid was restricted, you might reach the leading and, on a clear day, see the top of the grand pyramid at the neighbouring site of Ek Balam.