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Teotihuacan

29 Feb

Teotihuacan was our first Mayan site and very easy to get to from Mexico City. Simply take the Metro to the North Bus Terminal, marked on the Metro map, and head to the left in the terminal. You will see a desk towards the far side of the terminal offering coaches to Teotihuacan.

They will only sell you one way tickets at the terminal and you buy your return ticket on the coach when you come back. The price was 36 pesos each way and the entrance to the site was 57 pesos. The journey takes about an hour.

The site itself is small enough to easily do in a day. We had considered staying overnight but were advised not to as apparently there isn’t much else in the area.

We were visiting on low season and as such had the site pretty much to ourselves apart from a few large school tours. We would recommend getting there early as a lot of people seemed to arrive after 11am.

The site is really amazing in terms of large-scale pyramids and the walk from one end to another is well over 2 kilometers. Below are some photos from our day out.

View from Temple of the Moon:

Teotihuacan: View from Temple of the Moon

Temple of the Moon from Temple of the Sun: 

Teotihuacan: Temple of the Moon

Temple of the Sun: 

Teotihuacan: Temple of the Sun

View of Temple of the Sun:

Teotihuacan: View of Temple of the Sun

Colourful Side Pyramids:

Teotihuacan: Side Pyramids

 
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