Chicicastenango or better known as Chi Chi was an important trading town long before the Spanish conquest. Its market opens only on Thursdays and Sundays, and when it does, crowds of crafts vendors and tour groups would flock the streets in droves. In the midst of commercialism, Chi Chi remains beautiful and interesting, with lots of spiritual and ceremonial overtones. I found this beautiful handcrafted Mayan figure on a stone while looking for souvenirs. It is a rare find indeed.
By AFAR Traveler
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