The Night of Kukulkan
DiscoverNight of Kukulkan in Chichen-Itza
Visit Chichen-Itza, the most important archaeological zone of the Maya world, the ancient capital of the Maya Empire. Witness the remains of the once powerful Maya civilization, a ground that was recently declared as one of the 7 Modern Wonders of the World. When the sun sets, and darkness prevails, you can still enjoy the marvel of Chichen Itza thanks to Night of Kukulkan, the new and unseen light and sound show.
In the midst of the night you’ll watch a projected light shadow over the architectural elements of the building. Admire the serpent descent to the ground, Maya warriors play the ball game and the mystical sounds of life and death. This is an amazing and never-seen-before production of light and sound that takes the audience on an exciting journey across the ancient and fascinating world of the Maya civilization.
For 30 minutes, the myths and stories featured within the Popol Vuh –the sacred book of the Maya civilization–, come to life to amaze the world! Featuring a brief and creative explanation of the Maya cosmology, embarking us all on a remarkable journey with at The Night of Kukulkan.
A wonderful animation production will lead you through the fascinating history of the castle of Chichen Itza and its surrounding buildings. Seven HD projectors reveal the secrets of its construction and give you a glance of its glorious times and the people that built them.
All kinds of figures, shapes and forms emerge from the shadows, helping the audience understand the ritual and mysticism of the ancestral ball-game. As a matter of fact, the Chichen Itza ball-game playground is the highest ever found in Mexico.
This amazing light and sound show is projected on the Kukulkan pyramid -one of the New 7 Wonders of the World-. To avoid damages to this historical place, the Government of Yucatan has invested more than 5 million USD on digital systems, high performance LEDs and 24bit speakers.
The Night of KukulKan has been produced by three Mexican enterprises: Nerd live and control, Isem del Sureste and Poink Technologies. These creative companies worked along with the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) to make this show as precise as possible… And the finished result? An amazing audiovisual show that you can’t miss!
The archeological site has set two screening schedules: 19 and 19:30 hours. Each one of them will host 300 people and for now the entrance for Yucatan visitors will be free until June 2015.
Don’t miss on this exciting show full of history, awesome light effects and a brief glimpse into the ancestry of the once powerful Maya people.
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