AAA Editor Notes
Temple of the Warriors (Templo de los Guerreros) is a short distance e. of El Castillo. This Toltec-influenced temple has impressive rows of carved warriors and a roof boasting fine sculptural details of the rain god Chac, feathered serpents and mythical animals; it is guarded by a reclining Chac Mool figure. Next to the temple is the Group of the Thousand Columns, thought to have housed the residences of Chichén's ruling elite. The rows of Toltec-style pillars (in actuality, far fewer than 1,000) are covered with bas-relief. Climbing is not permitted.