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Alex ✈🌏  made in 🇸🇬 📍 #Surabaya 🇮🇩 6️⃣ Continents 4️⃣7️⃣ Countries 8️⃣ Wonders of the World #eilextravel @dollipoppy ❤ #rustytankhoo

outside the Coba ruins lie the stunning Lake Coba. look hard and you will spot some Mexican crocodiles 🐊 hiding in the reeds!
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📌 Lago Cobà | Yucatàn

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the incredible physical representation of the Mayan Calendar right here.
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each step, totalling 365 across the 4 sides, represent a day. the 9 stages of the pyramid, bisected by the stairs, represent the 18 months of the Mayan Calendar year.
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the brilliant Mayans built this pyramid to worship the feathered serpent god Kukulkan.
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twice a year on the equinox, through mastery of mathematics and astrology, a shadow of a giant snake "slithers" down the pyramid. this depicts Kukulkan descending from his temple to bless his worshippers a full harvest and good health. he then enters the sacred cenote waters deep beneath the temple, returning to the underworld. #youtube to see the effect!
📍 Pyramid of Kukulkan | Chichén Itzá
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#kukulkan
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#chichenitza
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the ancient Maya believe cenotes act as portals to the underworld. climbing down steep slippery stairs to this huge otherworldly cavern with massive stalactites was crazy!
📍 Cenote Suytun | Mexico
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"Chichén Itzá" means "at the edge of Itzá's well", while "Itzá" translates to "Water Magicians". water is fundamentally important to the Mayans, and this can be seen in how the underground waters of Yucatan hold dear to Mayan beliefs.
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