The Serpent Decent
Chichen Itza is a large Mayan city, perhaps one of the great cities referred to as Tollans in Mesoamerican literature. Dominating the city center is El Castillo, or the temple of Kukulkan the feathered serpent deity. Plumed serpent sculptures grace the stairway of the northern balustrade. Visit during the spring or autumn equinox when the stepped pyramid casts triangular shadows making it look like the feathered serpent descending his temple.
- Travel to Chichen Itza in Yucatán, Mexico.