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Watching The Spring Equinox At The Mayan Ruins In Mexico

Watching The Spring Equinox At The Mayan Ruins In Mexico

on Mar. 23, 2010 by

The serpent can be seen when the sun is about to set at the end of the day, telling us that the Mayans were quite sophisticated astrologically. Highlight of the trip was the Cenote sinkhole near Quintana Roo.

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Another day trip to explore the famous Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins and the Cenote sinkhole groundwater near Quintana Roo. It developed a small obsession with Mayan culture due to it's mysterious legend of 2012.

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Supposedly in 2012 the world will end, a natural disaster will occur or aliens come from space. All very interesting possibilities but hopefully none of them will materialize.

 in Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico

I took a bus trip from the Oasis Cancun to the Chicen Itza, it was quite a long bus ride. We were very lucky because the day I went was the last day of the Serpent. The serpent can be seen when the sun is about to set at the end of the day and drops an interesting shadow on the Chichen Itza staircase. The staircase railing/sides will only be lighted at a certain time and will look like a serpent from a distant.

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Those Mayans were quite educated for the time. They knew lots of astrology. In my pictures you can all notice the observatory dome which was build around the year 600. We also had an awesome tour guide. A senior Mexican dude with tons of knowledge of the Mayans.

 in Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico

Also the Cenote was quite impressive we were free to go for a dive but unfortunately due to my illness (see Cancun) I couldn't jump in which sucked.

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I would definitely recommend checking out these historic sights but make sure NOT to stay in Cancun. Try Playa Del Carmen instead.

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