Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan, San Juan Teotihuacan

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Step back in time at Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan, one of the best preserved examples of Mesoamerican civilization in modern-day Mexico. The enormous complex was, in its heyday, a city of more than 125,000 people, making it one of the largest hubs on the planet during its era. Pay attention to the deliberate, measured way in which the city was planned, with importance placed on the location of specific temples and pyramids. Take a guide with you to fully appreciate the city's history. Also beware of aggressive souvenir vendors at the entrance to the complex. Add Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan and other attractions to your San Juan Teotihuacan trip itinerary using our San Juan Teotihuacan journey planning app .
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  • If there is a site to see around Mexico City, it is that - here. Absolutely great! There are markets go up and down but worth the effort. The pyramid of the Sun is largely all your efforts to climb it
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  • Saved the best for last, this was our final stop on our nine day escorted group tour through central Mexico. Our guide did more talking here than I think was necessary, this is a place you can just be...  more »
  • If you go to city of Mexico you have to go to Teotihuacan. But yes, go on their own, do not buy TOURS! The tours take you and you bring as a cattle, take you to expensive restaurants where they eat free by arrangement with the company and take you to see crafts to a location near the pyramids where you can not buy anything because it is very expensive and is just a waste of time. This comment applies to all travel agencies, they are all chant. If they don't know how to go on your own I write and I tell them, it's easy.
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  • The scale of this site is amazing. I would recommend getting a knowledgeable guide, that will greatly enhance your experience). We scaled all the temples, from which you get some great views, if you can not deal with stairs this might not be a great trip for you. Climbing all the temples and such combine to about 70 flights of stairs, its not too demanding but if it's hot out be smart about over exerting yourself, take water. Dress appropriately for the weather and please dress respectfully. This is a cultural heritage site. There are a fair number of vendors around the site, they were not pushy and would leave you alone with a polite "no". Anyway Amazing site, highly recommend making the trip.
  • Truly an amazing experience. The first parking lot (pyramid of the sun) is more popular so if you keep going the parking lot closest to the "pyramid of the moon" is much less packed. That gives you more time to explore. I suggest getting a tour guide to learn more about the history. Be careful to not talk too much to the "street vendors" because they will follow you around if they see you are interested. There are other places to buy what they are selling. A simple "no, gracias" is nice. Enjoy!
  • Don't book a tour! Wake up early and get to the North Bus Terminal. Buses start leaving from gate 8 at 0700. Buy your round trip ticket near gate 8 (look for the company with the blue pyramid design) and enjoy the day without crowds. We saw the whole place undisturbed from 0900-11:00 starting with the biggest pyramid. We went back through a second time and the crowds blocked the views and squares.
  • Amazing site. A guide is suggested as this is how you find out the interesting facts. 300 years to build, cave running underneath, percussion temples built on a 4000 meter walkway from the Sun Pyramid to the Moon Pyramid. Standing in the right spot an echo chamber that reflects sound back to you from 4 directions. Geometric perssision on temples that portray optical illusions, when standing in the right spot. Close to Mexico City and a day trip will leave you awe at the history of these ancient pyramids. Must see.
  • Historic area of México. Absolutely no doubt you should not miss it out! You should travel early and via a regular bus for the authentic experience. Take water and if you intend to stay and read every sign, some food. A quicker visit may only take 2 hours on site without rushing around. But you could definitely spend longer.
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