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Eternal Magic of Mayan Chichen-Itza

Chichen-Itza, a stunning tribute to glory of Mayan empire and their cultural heritage, was abandoned as a city almost 350 years before first Spanish conquistador made his way to it through jungles. The Mayan nation has simply exhausted itself in endless wars led by numerous kings. Before its dramatic decline, Chichen-Itza served as cultural and religious centre in Mayan life rather than as place of residence, except for priests and members of noble families. If you like this gallery, please, click "vote" so other people would also discover this magnificient world. I visited this place for the second time and still was overly exited by the accomplishments of this mysterious civilization. All pictures were rendered with PS7 as I've got rid of all tourists, including myself :-). The Masterpiece, El-Castillo ( or The Castle ),- tollest pyramid is still in "sacrificial" mode,- every once a while someone loses life after falling down from steppy stairs... Way to the top is not a physical challenge at all, but there are no guards... Don't endanger your life while being on holidays, nothing is worth it... You might want to check on the travel gallery to Mayan land at http://www.pbase.com/eldarrio/grand_voyage_to_mayas_land
Big storm is coming
Big storm is coming
Pyramid of Four Sides
Pyramid of Four Sides
Temple of Warriors
Temple of Warriors
School of Jaguar
School of Jaguar
Main Pyramid from Temple of Warriors
Main Pyramid from Temple of Warriors
Main Observatory
Main Observatory
Magnificient Masterpiece-El Castillo
Magnificient Masterpiece-El Castillo
Fire Bird God
Fire Bird God
Main Court
Main Court
Skies between Temple of Jaguar & School of Priests
Skies between Temple of Jaguar & School of Priests
Scene from Hall of Ball Game
Scene from Hall of Ball Game
Temple of Warriors
Temple of Warriors
Small & Big Pyramids
Small & Big Pyramids
Temple of warriors from top of main pyramid
Temple of warriors from top of main pyramid
Noble chair in Temple of Warriors
Noble chair in Temple of Warriors
Main building of Hall of Ball Game
Main building of Hall of Ball Game
Jaguar's Temple
Jaguar's Temple
Maya's warrior
Maya's warrior
Ball Game Court
Ball Game Court
Wall of Sculls
Wall of Sculls
Pyramid of Scull Court
Pyramid of Scull Court
Thousands Columns of Warriors Temple
Thousands Columns of Warriors Temple
Entrance to Temple of Warriors
Entrance to Temple of Warriors
Beside Temple Of Thousand Columns
Beside Temple Of Thousand Columns