We waited for what seemed like forever in the line to pay for our ticket to enter into the ruins. Mexicans pay a minimal amount to get in, and foreigners like us pay a slightly steeper fee. Students get in at a reduced price. So as we chatted to pass the time during the heat of the day, the kids occupied themselves with various games.
Once on the grounds, you follow a pathway that winds its way past the many structures built by the Maya people. The main attraction is the pyramid, but there are also a ball court, buildings with columns, and a cenote with an altar built in front of it where it is believed that sacrifices were given to various gods. Because of the attraction it is, many vendors line the walkways with trinkets and souvenirs, t-shirts and hammocks, all to commemorate your special time in the Yucatan.
|One vendor sells wooden figures.|
|On the far left is the serpent's head, |
and the light in between the shadows
forms its body.
As you can see, we all had a fun time together enjoying this "modern wonder of the world."