TULUM, Q. Roo — More than 412,000 people visited the archaeological sites of Mexico on the occasion of the spring equinox, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) reported.
In order to renew their energies and enjoy the spring equinox, more than 17 thousand people gathered in the ruins of Tulum. Among all the archaeological zones of the country, Tulum ranked fourth in affluence, reported Notimex.
The most attended ruins were Teotihuacan in the State of Mexico with 150,288; Chichen Itza, Yucatan with 25,272; and El Tajin, Veracruz with 21,105.
Visitors also met in Cholula, Puebla (15,548); Cacaxtla-Xochitécatl, Tlaxcala (13,471); Palenque, Chiapas (13,370); Tula, Hidalgo (11,843); The Tepozteco, Morelos (10,138); Monte Alban, Oaxaca (7,509), and Teuchitlán or Guachimontones, Jalisco (7,090).
The entrance of spring was recorded on Monday, March 20, the day that a large number of people visited the archaeological sites (119,320), along with Sunday March 19, the day that had the majority of visitors (180,765).
Public admission took place in an orderly manner from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition, INAH staff gave recommendations to visitors for the care of the cultural vestiges and was in charge of the surveillance of the Restricted areas.
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