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Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

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San Juan Teotihuacan, State of Mexico, Mexico
01 594 956 0052
http://www.teotihuacan.gob.mx/turismo/zat.asp
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To feel the grandeur the ancient and mysterious former inhabitants of this archaeological site near Mexico City must have felt, stand at the top of the 733-foot Temple of the Sun on a beautiful sunny ... Read more
day, admiring the great structures surrounding you. For a thousand years starting around 200 BC, this was a vibrant city with up to 200,000 inhabitants. The ethnicity of its original inhabitants are still a mystery, but the artwork, urban planning and building technology visible today were rarely matched in Mesoamerica.

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Miami, Florida, USA

Breathtaking. Such an incredible thing to see. One of the few pyramids you can actually step on and explore.
You will take many,many steps so come with comfortable shoes and water and be prepared to go to the top and get some breathtaking pictures.

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Foster City, California, USA

Teotihuacan was a pre Columbian Mesoamerican city located in the Valley of Mexico. Aldo known as the city of Gods, the remains of the one of the most important civilizations in Mesoamerica can be seen here, dating back 2400 years.

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Los Angeles, California
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You must go visit the ancient Mayan ruins when you are in Mexico City. The bus takes about an hour from the city for around $6-7 usd and is totally worth seeing. The two largest pyramids are called the sun and the moon. You can hike to the top of both of them and get the must stunning view up top! Really breathtaking!

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Bellevue, Washington, USA

Book a driver for a sunny day trip out to the pyramids. A good driver will stop at both ends of the complex and tell you a bit about this mysterious village before letting you climb the pyramids on your own.

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Stuttgart, Germany

A must if you are in d.f., realy hughe ruin city from the so called toltecas, you need nearly a full day, you can do it in a daytrip from Mexico City

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

A must visit for the people who comes the city. They are actually not located in Mexico City, but it takes less than 1 hour to get there. You will be amazed about how the Aztecs could create that antique city. Your eyes won´t believe it.
Most hotels organize the trips, but I would recommend you to take a bus in North Station which leaves you in the entrance. It is way cheaper and you can stay there all the time you want (tours only offer you kind of an express visit).
When you get hungry, you need to go to the restaurant “la Gruta”. It is actually a beautifully decorated cave where you can enjoy the most delicious food in the region.
Tip: when you visit the pyramids, make sure to take a bottle of water and wear light color clothes (preferably white). It will allow you to obtain more energy from the pyramids (for the people who believe on that) and of course, will prevent you to be sunburned!

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Explore the Plaza of Three cultures, where Aztec, Spanish Colonial and contemporary elements combine to create a wonderful, multi-faceted atmosphere. Then, discover the archaeological site of Teotihuacan and take in the grandeur of its great pyramids, temples and avenues

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Redwood City, California, USA

A must-see if you are in Mexico city. A place so abundant and rich with history and culture. Great for photos, and a even a good workout! Try making your way up to the top of the pyramids. The Pyramid of the Sun will absolutely blow you away. So extremely large (the SAME diameter as the largest pyramid in Giza), I could not make it to the top when I visited as a child. But if you do, I bet you will enjoy the view of the area.

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Denver, Colorado, USA
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This archaeological site is a huge and impressive site, home to two of the largest pyamids in Latin America: Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon. At it's peak, around 450 AD, it was one of the largest cities ever built in Mesoamerica, with over 200,000 inhabitants. Today, it is a popular day trip from Mexico City, just 30 miles away. Get here right at opening (7am Tues-Sun) to see most of the site before the mid-day heat sets in and to avoid the crush of tourists that arrive around 11am. Sundays are especially crowded--try visiting on a weekday instead. Admission is around $5.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

Built between 100 BC and 250 AD, Teotihuacan was the largest city in meso-america, and one of the largest in the world. Built by predecessors to the Mayas and Aztecs, their highly developed civilization greatly influenced all of the cultures of meso-america.

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Durham, North Carolina, USA

Here's my dream, were I to become a billionaire with a giant private island of my own: Create not hotels but eras, where you could check in to, say, ancient Rome or the Gilded Age or pre-Columbian Mexico for a week and see what it was like to live in those times and places.

You get a sense of that at Teotihuacan. The ancient (2100 years or so old) city is extremely well-preserved. Hire a knowledgeable guide and get a detailed tour of what life would have been like in one of the largest cities in the world circa 100AD.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA

I don't understand why so many people write Wikipedia articles instead of reviews.
This place was amazing. I went there on a cool, cloudy, summer day - luckily, because you can walk for hours and not realize how far you've gotten from where you started. We climbed every pyramid we could, sat and stared at the sky and town, and explored some of the smaller buildings and maze like structures. As is the norm for the area in summer, it started to rain really heavy by the time we had reached the end of our walk and not having realized how far we walked, we had to find a cab back to take us our car. Luckily there were plenty. The vendors were friendly and left us alone most the time, we even had to approach them for waters.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico

just 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Mexico City, well worth the trip. Its less crowded in the early morning.

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Pittsford (town), New York

These ruins are some of the most remarkable in Mexico and important in the world. It is only 30 miles from Mexico City and a number of tour companies will take you there. You can walk everywhere over the site even to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun (third-largest pyramid in the world) so bring good walking shoes. Also, the souvenir vendors can be somewhat annoying but I guess it's just part of the local culture.

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Los Angeles, California

Few years back when I had some business in Mexico City, then went on a day trip to the pyramids of Teotihuacan! A marvelous site!

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Climb the Temples of the Moon and Sun for remarkable views of a once-great Aztec kingdom.

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Oakland, California, USA

Awesome

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Local from Mexico City, Mexico

A nice place to walk around with quite places

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New York City, New York State, USA

You have to walk up to the pyramids!! beautiful!

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San Diego, California

Amazing place!! A must.

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