Chichén Itzá ; Maya Pyramid -Yucatán, Mexico
These Maya ruins are an ~ 2 1/2 hours drive from Cancun. Definitely worth the visit. Postulated to have been built around the 9th century in a city of (estimated) fifty thousand Maya.
For scale, look closely at the top and base ends of the pyramid for people. It was said to have been finished in brightly painted stucco. What a sight that must have been.
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