Old Chichen

Just south of the main ruins of Chichen Itza are the seldom seen temple ruins of Chichen Viejo or Old Chichen, an area relatively few people know exists let alone visit. Many of these monuments have been restored now, and there have been discussions about opening them in limited fashion to the public. Most of the Old Chichen temples feature the Puuc architectural design. It includes the Phallic Temple, the Platform of the Great Turtle, the Temple of the Owls, and the Temple of the Monkeys.