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The Red House Chichanchob

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Address: Chichen Itza, Mexico

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Chichanchob means "little holes".

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Murmansk, Russia

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Murmansk, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Another great example of the lovely architecture that can be found here and worth the visit to see and discover

Thank AroundTheWorldKen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Listen to the tour-guide and the game offer interesting perspective. The rules for the game here is very different (like the winner will be sacrificed). Try this - At the right spot in the middle you can clap your hands and you can hear 7 echos (from each end). There are lots of interesting places around here when you clap... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Ok, if you do not have a guide here, please do yourself a favor and read up on it before going. The rules for the game here is very different (like the winning captain will be sacrificed). Other non so obvious things here is that the King who sat in one end could hear everything that was said in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

It was hot and we were tired of walking, but this is so different from the other architecture - the building is 3 different types of materials - with the 3 distinct different levels. We were so happy we saw this part of the property.

Thank Worldtraveler228
Antigua, Guatemala
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

The main place where they played their ball games, you stand in awe of anyone being able to make that kind of shot. No wonder it was a game of life and death!

Thank Belinda W
Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

There is a good 15 min walk to this ruin but well worth it. It is located in Old Chichen located down the path behind the Monastery. Just amazing that they call it Old Chichen .

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

This building is being confused with the lower Temple of the Jaguars connected to the Ball court and to the North Temple also in the ball court. The Chichanchob is located in the southern part of the site called "Old Chichen," and is close to the house of the Deer. It is a very typical looking Maya building without any... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

The fact that you can pay a few dollars and enjoy the ancient ruins that are being preserved is amazing, but you can get up close and see how it was built, the Mayans really have ensured there is a large site which reflects the fantastic site.

Thank Jacqueline C

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