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El Castillo, Chichen Itza

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El Castillo, Chichen Itza

El Castillo

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This building is known as El Castillo, "The Castle" or as the Piramide de Kukulkan, the Pyramid of Kukulkan, the Plumed Serpent. Twice a year, on the equinoxes, the light of the sun makes a play of light and shadow which makes it look like a serpent is slithering along the steps of the pyramid.

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