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Leicester, United Kingdom
January 9, 2006
It is a very famous place from few reasons. First, it is very close to Mexico DF-where most of the international flights land so people stay here and visit this site. Second, local pyramids are really (pyramid of Sun and Moon) super and unlike other places you are still allowed to climb up them. There are few other pyramids in Yucatan where you can climb up but due to the forest around final view is not so impressive.
There is no forest here and no sellers of refreshment either-but you can buy here those masks` covered glasses for tequila I bought. I did not see them anywhere else!
This place is huge so make sure you have enough time, drinks and energy for it. As you will walk from North to South you will pass around 11 smaller Pyramids! (Almost 2 km of them on both sides) You are allowed to climb to some of them but I bet you will not. As anyone else you will get magically attracted toward the Pyramid of Moon standing at the end of this long wide street-Calzada de los Muertos (it has been named like this by Aztecs who came to this place some 300 years after the Teotihuacan culture left. They believed that their royal ancestors were buried here).
Pyramide of The Moon has a base of 150x120 meters and is 42 meters high which is nothing compared to the Pyramide of Sun 225x225 meters base and 63 meters high. It is the highest pyramid in the world. So this place is really a must see one. Entrance is free - if you come on Sunday or just take a side gate, no one checks the tickets.
There is not much known about Teotihuacan origins or ethnic identity as there are no written scripts, only few symbols that has never been deciphered. They used special archeological style called Talud (sloping)-Tablero (upright) and they painted their building with many colours.
Colours disappeared but the pyramids are still proudly looking up the sky. You can do the same if you achieve the top.
From journal Ruinful Letters
Rothesay, New Brunswick
October 12, 2005
From journal Teotihuacan
Berwick, Nova Scotia
August 27, 2003
Touring the site takes about 3 to 4 hours and remember to bring water, sunglasses and a hat and wear sturdy shoes. Rapacious vendors descended on us as we left the tour bus and at times No Thank you was not enough to keep them away, but once past this gauntlet, you enter the ceremonial square which is a sight to behold. The square is about 13 sq km built along a 2 km stretch called the Avenue of the dead. There are several pyramids that you can climb. Don't turn scaling the pyramids into a chore or a race. Take your time, savour the view and just hang out. The view from the top is fantastic, so don't forget to bring your camera as it is a long walk back to the parking lot.
From journal Birthday Party in Mexico
New York, New York
August 24, 2003
From journal A Quick Trip to Mexico City
Beware before being herded into the store on site, as they will try and ply you with some liquor. They have samples of different tequilas, and then they will try and pressure you into buying a lot of their merchandise. I had the feeling of a stereotypical used car salesman when one of the sales women made her way over to me. You can end up spending a lot of money here if not careful. Most of the merchandise can be found in the city for less. The final stop is at the Teotihuacan. For more information, see my entry on Teotihuacan.
When the tour is over, you will be dropped back off at your accommodations.
I would recommend this tour as a means to get to the locations you want to visit, if you don't have a car. Otherwise, I would suggest just venturing out on your own.
Cambridge, United Kingdom
July 24, 2003
From journal Mexico City
indy, Indiana, Afghanistan
December 26, 2002
You can hire a guide to show you around and give you some background history. We chose to venture off by ourselves. Be prepared to walk and walk--and sometimes run, as local "artisans" attempt to entice you with their tourist-trap gifts, which all three of us fell prey to. But it's fun to haggle a bit and feel like you got a good deal for your money.
Things to see:
**Avenue of the Dead
**Pyramid of the Sun
**Pyramid of the Moon
**Palace of Quetzalpapalotl
From journal Mesmerized by Mexico City
Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
March 11, 2002
The immense Pyramid of the Sun ranks among the biggest in the world, although a climb to the top of the slightly smaller Pyramid of the Moon offers the best view of the site, due to the difference in ground level. A climb to the top of either pyramid will be rewarded with a stunning view and is well worth it.
There is an on-site museum which diplays artifacts found on the site, and beneath the glass floor of the main hall, there is a scale model of the city which originally cover 20 sq km.
At opposite end of the site there is the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, beautifully decorated with carvings of masks of the serpent Quetzalcotl and a God thought to be rain god Tlaloc.
The Quetzalpapalotl Palace complex, near the moon pyramid has many fine carvings and murals.
There are many organised tours to the Teotihuacan from Mexico City, but be prepared to pay from $30. Much cheaper is getting the bus from the North Bus terminal -Autobuses Teotihuacan run a service half hourly approx. That way your whole trip, including entrance fee shouldn''t be much more than $10.
From journal Getting around Mexico City
New York City, New York
August 5, 2001
There is a lot of history here - which is extremely interesting. We talked to one guy who said he had a global positioning system and he took it up onto the Sun pyramid and it could not locate him on top of the pyramid - which he said shouldn't happen. Pretty neat!
From journal A Few Days in Mexico City
Citrus Heights, California
December 9, 2000
From journal Cultural Sights in Mexico City