Spring Equinox At Chichen Itza
One of the most important Mayan cities of all time and considered a Cultural Heritage: Chichen Itza
Responsible for the operation and administration of Chichén Itzá and Dzibilchaltún, it is estimated that March 21 will receive 35 to 40 thousand people who come to witness the phenomena at the time of the spring equinox.
The largest concentration site is Chichén Itzá, one of the most important Mayan cities of all time and considered a Cultural Heritage site, where it awaits the arrival of 30 to 35 thousand visitors.
In the case of Dzibilchaltún, they expect an influx of three to five thousand people who go very early to witness the passage of the Sun by the so-called “Temple of the Seven Dolls”.
In a press conference, the delegate of the National Institute of anthropology and history (INAH), Eduardo López Calzada, said that day the cost of access to Chichén Itzá will be 204 pesos for foreign visitors and 136 pesos for the nationals.
He pointed out that in the case of Chichén Itzá is expected that the phenomenon of light and shadow to start about 16:00 hours and extends until 17:15 hours, while at Dzibilchaltun phenomenon will start shortly after 4:30 o’clock and lasts about 60 minutes on average.
Both events marked the beginning of the spring between the ancient Maya and also the commencement of the work of corn harvest and other cropsconsumed by the ancient inhabitants of these lands.
In the case of Chichén Itzá, the sun strikes on the northern part of the pyramid known as “The Castle” and forms a chain of seven isosceles triangles that are supposed to form the body of Kukulkan (the Feathered Serpent).
The phenomenon of Dzibilchantun is different as is recorded the first hours of the day and as the Sun looms on the horizon it passes by the main tower of the “Temple of the Seven Dolls” to stay in the center of the building, which creates an effect of light and shadow that you wonder viewers.