Teotihuacan, Mexico

The ancient city of Teotihuacan

My tip for visiting Teotihuacan, a massive pyramid complex north of Mexico City, is to go early.  It’s a popular place with tour groups, but we were up bright and early and took the metro and the local bus to get there, the budget option! It was a perfect day. The sun was shining, but not too much, and we got there before the crowds.

Not much is really known about the purpose of the pyramids or even the city that they were part of, but they are an impressive sight. It was once an ancient city housing around 200,000 people, but very little is known about what went on and why they all left. It is a massive complex, which includes the Pyramid of the Sun, Pyramid of the Moon, the Avenue of the Dead and various other sights. The Avenue of the Dead itself is about 4kms long, so after traversing this at least once, and climbing nearly 250 steps up the Pyramid of the Sun and yet more steps on the Pyramid of the Moon, we were ready to head back to the city.  But what a wonderful day!

Teotihuacan, Mexico

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