Monday, August 4, 2014

Mexico City 2014 - The Teotihuacan Pyramids

 On Monday, we were up early to catch the metro and we traveled to the bus station.  We then rode a bus for an hour to the pyramids of Teotihuacan.  We took these photos and many more while we were climbing pyramids and buying souvenirs.

The little rocks were placed to show the areas
that have been reconstructed.
The Temple of the Fathered Serpent, Quetzalcoatl,
 has more than 366 sculptures with serpent heads on slabs. 

We walked a side road to see a museum that was off the beaten path. 

This sign leading to the museum is interesting because it says "The azteca name of Teotijuacan means "the place where the gods were created."  These shots are inside the museum.

After we left the museum, we approached the Temple of the Sun from the back and had to walk around to the front to begin our climb. 

We all made it to the top!

Our next quest was to climb the Pyramid of the Moon.
First we had to descend the Pyramid of the Sun!

Looking down from the top

Then on to the Pyramid of the Moon.
They only allow visitors up to the first landing.

After our climb, it was time to find the perfect souvenir.

Anciently, the water would flow through these tunnels into the area.

We walked along the Avenue of the Dead
while returning to meet our bus ride back to Mexico City.

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