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“Chichen Viejo” A new archeological attraction opens in Yucatán

by Yucatan Times
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The Mexican Caribbean has more to offer than some of the best beach destinations in the entire world. 

The region has been inundated with visitors this year, with huge portions of tourists taking a keen interest in the archeological and historical offerings of the stunning location.

Chichén Itzá has been the number one hotspot for tourists to explore: a ruined ancient Maya city dating back some 1,500 years ago, located in south central Yucatán state.

Now, an area that has been closed to the public for decades known as Chichén Viejo, has officially opened its doors once more after being inaugurated by Andrés Manuel López Obrador this Saturday.

President of the Republic, Obrador’s visit was part of his supervision route of the long-awaited Mayan Train — a state-of-the-art transport system that connects tourists and locals along the many incredible historical and environmental destinations in the Yucatán Peninsula. 

Over the last thirty years, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) has worked tirelessly on the Mayan residential area in Chichén Viejo, naming it the Initial Series, known to have been where the elite of Chichén Itzá lived.

hough less in size and grandeur when compared to the Temple of Kukulcan Pyramid, Chichén Viejo tells the story of its history and style of the period from another perspective.  

More than 25 structures are on display, such as El Castillo de los Faros and the Casa de los Caracoles, which comprise the main building, as well as residential, administrative, and religious areas, with plazas that were likely used for rituals by its inhabitants.  

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