The ranking of the most popular archaeological sites in Mexico was announced. Chichen Itza is the Most Visited Archaeological Site in Mexico.
The leading body in heritage conservation and study, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), revealed that during the third quarter of the year, around 2.2 million visitors explored the ancient cities located in Yucatán.
Surprisingly, Chichen Itza attracted 75% of those tourists, establishing itself as the country’s favorite pre-Hispanic destination for nine months in a row. That is, 1 in 4 explorers chose Chichén Itzá among the 178 historical places distributed throughout the national territory.
Nationwide, Mexican archaeological sites and museums hosted more than 14 million people, with Yucatán hosting 2.2 million of these history enthusiasts.
Chichen Itza is the Most Visited Archaeological Site in Mexico
In the race for the title of most popular place, Chichén Itzá took first place with 1.68 million visitors. It was followed by Teotihuacán, with 1.38 million travelers, and Tulum, which captivated more than a million.
It is notable that, adding only these three places, more than half of the total tourist traffic to archaeological zones was reached.
Within the diverse cultural offering of Yucatán, Uxmal occupies eighth place in popularity. Other Mayan archaeological jewels, such as Ek’Balam, Mayapán and Dzibilchaltún, occupy places 15, 22 and 23 respectively.
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Continuing in the ranking, we find Kabah in 28th place; Xkambó in 48; Izamal in 52; Aké in 55; Labnah in 57; Sayil in 68; Acanceh in 81; Xlapak in 83, and Oxkintok in 98.
While the charm of these sites continues to attract thousands, it is essential to mention that the caves of Balam canché and Loltún, also relevant destinations in the region, have kept their doors closed since 2020.
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