One of our local attractions is in the running to be one of the new list of Seven Wonders of the World. The final votes will be counted 7-7-07 (get it?). ChichÃ©n ItzÃ¡ has made it into the final running. There has been quite a bit of press coverage over the last few days about it.
The committe from Switzerland was here on Tuesday to experience a celebration of the locals showing off our wonder. (hmm, I know I read in the newspaper yesterday that the committee was from Switzerland, but I don’t find anything to support that now that I am looking on line.)
Today it was announced in the paper that the Pyramid (or Castillo) at ChichÃ©n ItzÃ¡ has made it into the final 21 choices. So far there have been 27,000,000 votes cast! Wow!
ChichÃ©n is about an hour and a half from here. I have been about 5 times. It is a great place to go if the person/group that is going is at all interested and can appreciate what they are seeing. If they just want to see Mayan ruins, there are plenty of really cool places that are smaller and closer to town. That way it does not take all day and you don’t feel obligated to walk your legs off.
5 thoughts on “Seven Wonders”
I have been to Chichen and really enjoyed every minute of it. It really is one of the great wonders of the world. I hope it makes it into the final seven.
It is amazing that of all the ruins here, Chichén is the one singled out. Many of the locals are more amazed at Uxmal than Chichén Itzá. But, the outsiders know about, and therefore want to see, Chichén.
I was more amazed by the rounded appearance of Uxmal than by the angles of Chichen, although Chichen is bigger and with more grounds explored if I remember correctly.