View of the hole in the limestone where the tree´s roots reach through the cenote and begin their 100 foot descent into the water.
Located in Chichen Itza, this is the largest ball court in Mesoamerica. It is formed by a long wall on each side that has embedded rings with plumed serpents carved on them. The slightly sloping walls are decorated with scenes of sacrifices of ballplayers. At each end of the U-shaped ballcourt there are low walls supporting buildings that are richly decorated with reliefs and paintings. The size of the court and the height of the rings indicate that the ball was not hit through the rings with the hip, although that was generally the case at the time of conquest.