Take a tour of Chichen Itza in Mexico – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats.
The Yucatan in Mexico is home to one of the most significant sites of Mayan Civilization.
Chichen Itza features a variety of archaeological styles and impressive temples, observatories, and courts.
It became a central political, social, and economic center in the Late Classic era, over a thousand years ago.
Cenotes, or underground pools, were the main source of water in this arid environment.
The Spanish conquest of the Yucatan in the 1500s included establishing Chichen Itza as a new Spanish capital.
The largest ball game court in ancient Mesoamerica can be seen here.
El Castillo at Chichen Itza was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.