Chichen Itza, Itzamal & Yokdzonot

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Category: Mexico / Location: Yucatan, Mexico / Date: 26 Jul-2014
  • Chichen Itza
    'El Castillo', the main pyramid in Chichen Itza. This is around 8am, having just arrived
  • Chichen Itza
    'El Castillo', the main pyramid in Chichen Itza. Another photo just for good measure
  • Chichen Itza
    The main pyramid as seen from the skull platform
  • Chichen Itza
    A jaguar throne in Chichen Itza, there is one still inside the main pyramid painted red with jade inlay.
  • Chichen Itza
    The ball court in Chichen Itza, the largest in Mesoamerica. It is thought that the winners would be sacrificed, Yes, the winners...
  • Chichen Itza
    Some carvings around the ball court. This one is showing someone being sacrificed
  • Chichen Itza
    A hoop in the ball court, the winners would get sacrificed. Quite an honour!
  • Chichen Itza
    The skull platform, Chichen Itza
  • Chichen Itza
    'El Castillo', the main pyramid in Chichen Itza
  • Chichen Itza
    'El Castillo', the main pyramid in Chichen Itza
  • Chichen Itza
    The observatory in Chichen Itza
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    The elaborate carved facade of the 'La Iglesia'
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    Another shot in front of the main pyramid of Chichen Itza
  • Chichen Itza
    The main pyramid of Chichen Itza, known as 'El Castillo'
  • Cenote Yokdzonot
    Cenote Yokdzonot, a much needed cooling dip
  • Cenote Yokdzonot
    Cenote Yokdzonot
  • Cenote Yokdzonot
    Cenote Yokdzonot, out lunchtime swim stop
  • Cenote Yokdzonot
    Cenote Yokdzonot, about 20 metres from the surface and around 40 metres deep
  • Cenote Yokdzonot
    Looking out upon Cenote Yokdzonot
  • Itzamal
    Looking up to the main entrance to the monastery in Itzamal
  • Itzamal
    The monastery in Itzamal
  • Itzamal
    This is the colour of all the buildings in the centre of Itzamal
  • Itzamal
    On top of another pyramid in Itzmal, the main pyramid in the background
  • Itzamal
    The view from the first level of the main pyramid, looking up to the second level
  • Itzamal
    The main pyramid in Itzamal, built to the sun-god
  • Itzamal
    The view from our seats in the 'calesa'
  • Itzamal
    Posing in the back of the 'calesa'. Note the Mexican flag colours
  • Itzamal
    Our 'calesa', horse and cart, taking us around Itzamal

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