Cenote, Chichen Itza, Mexico

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The heart of Chichén Itzá is the Sacred Cenote, dedicated to the Chac God, the Maya God of rain and lightening. Located 300 meters north of the Chichén Itzá compound, and connected to it by a causeway, the cenote was central to Chichén, and in fact the site is named after it--Chichén Itzá means "Mouth of the Well of the Itzas". At the edge of this cenote is a small steam bath.

The cenote is a natural formation, a karst cave tunneled into the limestone by moving groundwater, after which the ceiling collapsed, creating an opening at the surface. The opening of the Sacred Cenote is about 65 meters in diameter (and about an acre in area), with steep vertical sides some 60 feet above the water level. The water continues for another 40 feet and at the bottom is about 10 feet of mud.

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Comments (16)

christian caffin_No … on April 1, 2011

Original place! Cheers, Christian

Lucien Kivit on April 1, 2011

Christian, thank you for your visit and for your nice comment, greetings Lucien

漂亮妈咪 on May 22, 2011

Very beautiful scenery! I really like。

Lucien Kivit on May 22, 2011

漂亮妈咪 , thanks again for all your kind comments and likes, greetings Lucien

abuira on July 12, 2011

Very beautiful picture!!! LIKE 2.

Best wishes, Armando

votoja cz on January 18, 2012

very nice scene - L - Thanks for visiting - ♡ Greetings from Czech Republic - ☆ Jaroslav ☆

Lucien Kivit on January 18, 2012

Jaroslav, thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

majasa on January 20, 2012

Very lovely place!

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Greetings,majasa

Lucien Kivit on January 20, 2012

Majasa , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

Lucien Kivit on February 15, 2012

Moorteufel , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

Κοσμάς Καραχλές on March 15, 2012

Go or not!! Very nice capture. like Kosmas

Lucien Kivit on March 16, 2012

Kosmas , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

Dr.Azzouqa on May 11, 2012

Excellent composition.

LIKE.

Best wishes from Jordan.

Mustafa

Lucien Kivit on May 13, 2012

Mustafa , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on March 10, 2013

Excellent capture in Mexico, Lucien!--like 8--AnaM

Lucien Kivit on March 11, 2013

AnaM , thank you for your nice commentand like, greetings Lucien

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