Here are some photos from a day trip that we took to Chichen Itza, a large archeological site built by the Maya Civilization in the northern center of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Chichen Itza, which means "at the mouth of the well of Itza", was used as a religious site, where the pre-Columbian Maya sacrificed objects and humans as a way to worship the Maya rain god. The building above is the main structure in Chichen Itza, known as the Kukulkan Pyramid and was one of the seven new wonders of the world that were elected in 2007.
Besides the structure itself, I found the people that were hawking souvenirs to be extremely interesting. You got to watch them chip away at blocks of wood to create these pieces.
Is it just me, or does this seem to have an anti-American influence?