Mexico, a large country with famous beaches, bustling cities and days, innocent and friendly people. But not only that, but Mexico is also a mysterious land. All ancient civilizations and remnants that make visitors gaze in awe at the scale of the buildings like gruesome sacrifices.
Located 220km west of Cancun, it takes about 2h30 minutes to go to the Chichen Itza archaeological park, the car crosses the sparse regenerated open forest.
Under the sparse tree silhouettes in the archaeological park, we listened to a once-in-a-lifetime sacred space of the Maya empire. With an area of about 23 hectares, the Mayan works are pretty much left as Houses, temples to kings.
Limestone roads make it easy for Maya to pack cigarettes. Next to a temple, is a Cenote with trees covered in glass. Cenotes is a special type of terrain in here. The subsidence of the terrain creates clear water wells between the arid lands, some Cenotes also have underground rivers flowing across.
For the Mayans, these wells have a very important role in spiritual life as well as for the survival of the community. This is a vast land but quite arid, not a river flowing. In the past, the water resources were very limited, the crops mainly depended on the rains, the years of drought in the daily life of the people became more dependent on the Cenotes.
The Chichen Itza archaeological complex is like a miniature city, with many architectural works for different purposes. The dead-end pyramids with hundreds of fairly steep steps lead up to the temples, on the roofs of the windows to let sunlight into.
And the temple windows above these pyramids serve as an astronomical clock to calculate the cycle of the longest and shortest days of the year, etc.