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Chichen Itza is an ancient Mayan city located in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. The city was a major center of Mayan civilization and is renowned for its impressive architectural structures, including the Kukulkan Pyramid, the Temple of the Warriors, and the Great Ballcourt.

The Kukulkan Pyramid, also known as El Castillo, is the most iconic structure of Chichen Itza. It stands at 98 feet (30 meters) tall and has four sides with 91 steps each, adding up to a total of 364 steps. The top platform of the pyramid has a temple dedicated to the feathered serpent god Kukulkan.

The Temple of the Warriors is another impressive structure in Chichen Itza. It has a large plaza in front of it and is adorned with many columns and carvings, including a sculpture of a Chac Mool, a type of Mesoamerican statue representing a reclining figure with its head turned to one side and holding a bowl on its stomach.

The Great Ballcourt is the largest and most impressive ballcourt in Mesoamerica, measuring 545 feet (166 meters) long and 225 feet (68 meters) wide. It was used for the Mesoamerican ballgame, which was played with a heavy rubber ball and had religious and political significance.

Chichen Itza was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico.