Yu "Fish" Cui
Cenote Ik Kil
Cenote Ik Kil is about 15 minutes away from Chichen Itza. What a perfect place to cool ourselves down after walking under the brutal sun. Being at Ik Kil made me feel the power and wonderful craft of our mother nature. A cenote is a sinkhole created by the collapse of bedrock. Because of the special geological structure,Yucatán peninsula has thousands of cenotes. In the past, some of them were used as a resource of water, or religious sacrifice.
Cenote Ik Kil is perhaps the most famous one among all of them. Truly, its beauty deserves the fame. The cenote is surrounded by trees and flowers. Long roots from the trees vertically fall into the hole, all the way into the water. Birds were flying in the cenote. There were also water dripping from the rocks above. The view was so dreamy that I thought I was watching a scene from a sci-fi movie. I would never dream about seeing such an unbelievably beautiful view.
Many people were waiting in line to jump into the water. The water has a deep blue color, and it was so clear that I could see the fish swimming. It is a perfect place to stop by, or if you have more time, change into your swimsuit and jump off from the platform into the water.