Pyramid at Chichén Itzá: Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
12 May, 2014 | From Lando of Mexico
Chichén Itzá, the most famous Mayan temple city, served as the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization. Its various structures – the pyramid of Kukulkan, the Temple of Chac Mool, the Hall of the Thousand Pillars, and the Playing Field of the Prisoners – can still be seen today and are demonstrative of an extraordinary commitment to architectural space and composition.
Lando shared that The Kulkukan Pyramid, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, was designed to align with the sky. Every Equinox (spring/fall), it casts a shadow with the shape of a snake (Kulkukan means feathered snake). And if you clap in front of the steps, the echo will sound like a quetzal (a sacred bird).