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Town of Chichén Itzá has new Mayan market as part of Maya Train project

Pisté de Chichén Itzá, Yucatan — A Mayan handicraft market has been delivered to the people of the town of Chichén Itzá. The building was delivered by the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) last week.

It was built at the request of the community itself as one of the projects of the Comprehensive Development Plan of the Maya Train.

Fonatur General Director Javier May Rodríguez explained that specific social actions are being implemented in the towns near the Maya Train route. This is one project of 379 in 35 municipalities in the five states of the Maya Train.

The new Chichén Itzá Mayan Crafts Market has 16 stores, 10 on the ground level and six on the second floor. The upper level will also be used for workshops. The building is outfitted with showcases for the exhibition of handicrafts such as stone and wood carvings, hammocks, embroidery, jewelry, tortoiseshell artifacts, pottery and musical instruments.