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Tulum ruins prepare for thousands during spring equinox

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The National Institute of Anthropology and History is getting ready for thousands of visitors who arrive each year to witness the Spring Equinox.

El Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), in coordination with the municipality of Tulum, are preparing for the arrival of thousands of visitors to the archaeological zones for the Spring Equinox on March 20.

Through a communiqué, INAH says that they are gearing up for its visitors with the objective of promoting enjoyment of the archaeological heritage of Mexico as well as seeking conservation and respect.

The institute’s annual program is developed in coordination with federal, state and municipal authorities with support from INAH personnel and public safety elements.

At the Tulum ruins, the Maya people had built and positioned the Castillo building so that during the Spring Equinox, the sun lines up perfectly with the entrance of the Castillo, which rests on the cliff high above the sea.

In Chichén Itzá in the state of Yucatan, equinox visitors are treated to the image of a serpant snake slowly slithering down the northern staircase.