Krystal Internation Vacation Club reviews Chichen Itza, one of the great wonders of the world and a must-see experience if you are visiting Cancun. Consider this article to be somewhat of a guide/history lesson so you can learn a little bit about why it is such a fantastic monument to history, and such a necessary structure to visit when learning about the Mayan empire. Krystal International Vacation Club is the best way to visit Chichen Itza and Cancun in general, because of the tremendous deals and benefits that members can receive. If you want to visit this amazing piece of history, Krystal International Vacation Club is the way to do it.
Chichen Itza, translated to Yucatec Maya, “at the mouth of the well of the Itza people” was built during the later periods of Mayan history, considered today to be the Classical period. Comprised of a variety of different architectural styles and designs, it is believed to have been the major spot of migration in the Mayan empire, perhaps even the center of their civilization.
Krystal International Vacation Club Reviews Chichen Itza, and this means taking a look at the ingenuity of the Mayan people. Two large, natural sinkholes, called “centoes” provided water year-round to the citizens of Chichen Itza. A steady supply of water was vital to the region, as farming was their primary source of income and a means to trade resources with the other groups in the area. The two centoes are also believed to have been something of a sacrificial sinkhole to please the gods of the Mayan people, evidenced by the fact that numerous artifacts and some human remains were found when the city was excavated in the 1980’s.
If Itza was to be compared to a city today, New York City seems to be the first one that would come to mind. Similar to how New York is the economic hub for Western civilization, Itza can be thought of as the economic heartbeat of the Mayan empire. Utilizing ports from the Yucatan Penisula, they were able to travel the Gulf of Mexico and gain access to valuable resources throughout the region, such as obsidian from central Mexico.
If you decide to take a tour of Chichen Itza, Krystal Internation Vacation Club recommends checking out El Castillo, the famous massive temple that towers over the city, and can be seen from miles around. Measuring at over ninety-eight feet tall and consisting of nine separate square terraces, it is a truly incredible sight to behold, and one that needs to be seen up close. Climb to the top of El Castillo, and take some amazing photographs.
Over 1.5 million tourists visit Chichen Itza every year, so it is best to plan months ahead if you’re trying to take a full tour of the city. The best way to do this, and to stay in Cancun, whatever time of year, is Krystal International Vacation Club! For more information about KIVC, check out this video or visit their website to find more information about Cancun and other locations that you can visit when you become a member.