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The Red House Chichanchob

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Address: Chichen Itza, Mexico

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Another beautiful Mayan ruin with intricate designs and breathtaking historical significance! A must-see in Chichen Itza!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another beautiful Mayan ruin with intricate designs and breathtaking historical significance! A must-see in Chichen Itza!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Part of the main ruins near the great ball court. Cant really say much more have a look and admire the ruins.

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

You won't miss this on your chichen itza tour! Theses building are huge and so interesting to see! Look closely at everything!!! So many engravings! Each skulk is different!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Even for the games our arenas of today does not have a VIP lounge of this stature. Amazing to see what was built and to hear how it is believed to have functioned.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I noticed that the animal head projections emanating from the corners of this temple are now cordoned off. This is probably a good thing, in order to preserve this fine structure. Notice the squared corners of the stones, as well as how they are constructed, which will set your mind wondering how ancient people ever built something like this. All... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This was so cool to see. The place where they had sacred games where the losing captain was sacrificed to the gods. Reminded me of basketball with the hoops and the rubber ball.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The Red House is a terrific edifice located in the Old Chichen sector right across the Observatory plaza. Adjacent to its east side is a small pelota court which suggests that the building was used as a ritual site.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

That was a cool trip, a part of a Chichen Itza tour. I got a little bit tired on that part, too long under sun, but still it was an excellent day!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Name "Chichanchob" was given to the structure because of the little holes (Chichanchobs) on the crest of the roof. The archelogists named this temple "Red House" because the frescos inside house have red color. The Red House has an antechamber and 3 rooms and a sculptured hieroglyphic inscription in the main chamber. The scientists think this building had a religious... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The most beautiful jungle and spiritual experience ever. Our tourist guide took us into a Maya journey. I thought I was in the Maya Era. So beautiful

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