Kukulkan is the Mayan name for Quetzalcoatl; he was an important figure in the Post-Classic Maya period, in the Popol Vuh sacred book he is known as "Gukumatz". The Kukulcan�s Temple or Kulkulcan Pyramid�s, it is also known by the name "The Castle", a term used by the Spanish in the XVI century.
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ABOUT CHICHEN ITZA, MEXICO
Come to Mexico and visit Chichen Itza
, the impressive archaeological Mayan
site located close to Cancun and Merida, Yucatan's capital city. During
its golden years, Chichen Itza was the most important political, economic
and religious centre for the Maya civilization. This important city
was the major site of the Postclassical Maya. It is a place plenty
of mystery, magic, and power that, through centuries after its decline
is still considered as a holy place. Monumental architecture marks
the center of a city that in its day covered more than 25 sq. km.
Settlers appeared in the area as early as 300 B.C., but not until
750 A.D. is there evidence of urban planning. By 900 A.D. and under
the Itz� Maya, Chich�n is a thriving metropolis of 50,000 souls governed
by a ruling junta composed of the nobility, and the priest, warrior
and merchant castes (unlike the Classic Maya who were ruled by dynasties).
Building stopped in 1100 A.D. and the city was abandoned by 1250 A.D.,
no one knows why. Chich�n is a mix beteween Toltec and Maya styles.
The major structures are within walking distance from each other and
what you�ll be seeing is the city�s ceremonial center.
THE NATURAL WORLD
Peninsulan is basically a slab of limestone dividing the
Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea. It has few lakes, no rivers,
and is honeycombed with caves and the sinkholes called "cenotes".
This relentlessly flat landscape is carpeted in green, a medium-height
tropical forest that is home to a variety of wildlife, some species
so beautiful that will take your breath away: Ocelot, puma, jaguar,
white-tailed deer, spider monkey, coatimundi, agouti, peccary, armadillo
and iguana are all native to the area, but birds are the Yucatan�s
real glory. Over 475 species of birds have been recorded in the Yucatan
Peninsula, more than are found in Canada and the U.S. combined. With
a little effort, you can spot woodpeckers, doves, quail, orioles,
turquoise-browed mot-mots, hummingbirds, "chachalacas",
white-fronted parrots and even a keel-billed toucan. With patience,
you�ll see much more. The gardens at Mayaland are a sanctuary for
regional wildlife, especially birds that feed and nest in its trees
and shrubs. The hotel�s resident naturalist is on hand to answer questions
and get you started.