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The stunning ruins of Chichén Itzá are evidence of a sensational ancient city that was the centre of the Mayan Empire in Central America. The largest and the most impressive of Mayan ruins, Chichén Itzá today has become the most prominent tourist attraction in Mexico. And the step pyramid, the one that is the most recognisable monument in the area, is called Kukulkan's Pyramid or El Castillo. These ruins are a great reflection of the advanced stage of science and astronomy that the Mayan culture was capable of. The step-pyramid itself has 365 steps, one each for every day of the calendar!
Chichen Itza is located in the town of Tinum, in the state of Yucatan. It is about 150 kilometers from Cancun, via Valladolid. The easiest way to get here would be to book a tour from Cancunm, which would cost about 450 Mexican pesos. You may also take an ADO bus from Cancun, for about 200 pesos. Useful Info The complex is open from 9am to 5pm, everyday. Entrance fee is 59 pesos. There are gift shops and stores at the entrance of the complex. There are also many ambulant vendors roaming inside, as well as hawkers peddling souvenirs.