Chichén Itzá is a Mayan ruins complex worldwide famous in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico. A huge stepped pyramid, known as El Castillo, dominates the 6.5 square km of the old city, which prospered from about 600 AD. until the thirteenth century. The graphic stone carvings survive in structures such as the ball field, the Temple of the Warriors and the Wall of the Skulls. In the evenings, shows of lights and sounds illuminate the sophisticated geometry of the buildings.
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