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Pyramids of Mexico

Updated on April 30, 2015

Down Mexico Way

Mexico is a fascinating country, with a huge variety of cultural things to see and do and an amazing history. There are a lot of ancient ruins in a good state of repair, some set in wonderful jungle settings.


Here is a review of my cultural tour of Mexico, visiting Mexico City, Merida, Uxmal, Oaxaca, Palenque and "Monte Alban, using planes and busses. This article is a review of the places to visit in this interesting country and includes travel tips, advice and recommendations and photographs of this stunning destination.


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Getting To Mexico

The journey to Mexico from London Heathrow was easy and uneventful (apart from being upgraded to first class then being forced to use the Concorde Lounge. The First Class Lounge was being renovated) A direct BA flight taking just over 11 hours. From the US it is of course even easier.

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Mexico City

We had nothing booked on arrival apart from the first night's accommodation at the Best Western Majestic Hotel. This was a lucky choice as it must be one of the best in Mexico City, on the west side of Zocalo, the main square, with a 7th floor roof-terrace and restaurant overlooking the enormous plaza de la Constrictucion, Catedral Metroplitana and Palacio National. An absolutely fantastic location, and the roof terrace makes a great place for breakfast or a drink to end an exhausting day's sightseeing.

Zocalo

Zocalo is enormous with many things to keep you occupied for at least a day. The Catedral Metroplitana and "Museo de Stitio Del Templo Mayor" are an essential part of any itinerary and are just next to Zocalo and the Teocalli of Astec Tenochtitlan demolished by Spaniards in 1520s also stood here, so there are several layers of history right in the city's central square. Templo Mayor has been excavated and the colonial buildings demolished so the older ruins may be observed. The whole of the Zocalo area can be seen on foot and gives an excellent informative introduction to the Astec, Maya and colonial history of the country.

Plaza de la Constrictucion "Zocalo", Mexico City - Alomeda Central

Plaza de la Constrictucion "Zocalo", Mexico City:
Plaza de la Constrictucion "Zocalo", Mexico City:

For a different perspective on the city we later stayed at the Bamer Hotel, which, while not a great hotel and fairly characterless, did have a great view from my 10th floor room overlooking the park "Almeda Central" about a mile from Zocalo. All of the points of interest for most tourists are in a small area in the centre of this sprawling city. The Alomeda Central park makes a great place for a walk with many statues, fountains and trees and the Palacio de Belle Artes at the east end of the park. This white marble concert hall and arts centre was started in 1904 in art nouveau and neoclassical style, it started sinking and was finished in 1934 in art deco style making it a rather intriguing building. This is a great place to spend an hour or two, then just round the corner, the excellent art deco (ish) La Opera Bar is also a good place to stop for a drink and listen to the resident musicians. Museo Franz Mayer which mostly exhibits Mexican art and crafts, opposite the hotel on the other side of the park and the 16th century hospital de san Juan Dios are also worth visiting. The lovely courtyard restaurant in the museum makes a splendid place for lunch. Museo Rufino Tamayo is also worth a visit with its fine collection of modern art.

Teotihuacan Pyramids, near Mexico City

Teotihuacan Pyramids, near Mexico City
Teotihuacan Pyramids, near Mexico City

We took a fairly standard touristy tour, arranged at our hotel, to the enormous Teotihuacan Pyramids outside Mexico City, stopping en route at "Three Cultures Square" which has Aztec pyramids, a colonial church (made of stones taken from Pyramids) and modern structures all in one square, which is fairly interesting. Then on to "Virgin of Guadalupe" where there are three churches: one high up a hill, a newer one in the square and one that collapsed due to earthquake damage and subsidence, and on to the new circular cathedral built in 1974 made of concrete. We were then diverted into a polished stone statue and rug shop, which pretended to be a museum about tequila. We were shown how the maquey plant (a big cactus or succulent plant) could be made into paper, fibres, needle and thread, rugs and of course tequila, Mezcal and Pulque. Then we learnt how to drink it... I had four free shots, but still didn't buy anything from the over-priced shop, so I was tempted with two more shots and still didn't buy anything. The shopkeeper congratulated me and said no one had ever drunk six shots and then not bought something. I still didn't buy anything.

Teotihuacan Pyramids and ancient city are worth at least a two-hour visit. Huge pyramids in quite a desolate spot with cacti surrounding it. I climbed the pyramid of the moon, then the pyramid of the sun, for a wonderful view of this enormous old city, although rather regretting all of that tequila.

Xochimilco. The Venice of Mexico

Xochimilco. The Venice of Mexico
Xochimilco. The Venice of Mexico

Xochimilco. The Venice of Mexico - The canals of Mexico City. Mexico's equivalent of Venice

Xochimilco. The Venice of Mexico
Xochimilco. The Venice of Mexico

We arranged a trip to Xochimilco the Venice of Mexico, 180 km of canals full of colourful boats, in a suburb of Mexico City. It was very busy because it was a Sunday, with traffic jam of gondolas, but great fun, colourful and a wonderful setting, with old ladies in small boats selling flowers and various people selling food etc.

Merida

We flew to Merida with Mexicana airline and checked into the Gran Hotel overlooking Parque Hidalgo just one block from Plaza Mayor, an excellent location and rooms with balconies and pleasant views, costing less than £50 ($100).

We found some good restaurants in Merida. Amaro is a pleasant courtyard restaurant, formerly the house where Andres Quintana Roo, the poet, statesman and drafter of Mexicos Declaration of independence was born 1787. Restaurante Partico de Peregrino is a colonial courtyard restaurant specializing in Yucatecan dishes.

Other interesting things to see in Merida include another Cathedral, Banamex Bank on Plaza Mayor with its interesting colonial architecture, formerly Palacio de Montejo built in 1549, Palacio de Gobierno on the northern side of the Plaza, now executive government office, built in 1892 and MACAY, the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Artenfo de Yucatán.

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is the most famous of Yucatan Peninsulas Mayan sites and the best restored. First settled in Late Classic Period abandoned in about 9th century resettled in 10th and finally abandoned in 14th century. It has regular, steep sided pyramids with steps that can be climbed, running up the middle of each side.

Chichen Itza Pyramids

Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza

We took the bus to Chichen Itza from Merida and walked through the site to our hotel, Hacienda Chichen. This was where the archeologists lived, their bungalows now form some of the accommodation. Big lazy lizards wander around the garden. It is only a couple of hundred yards from the Chichen Itza site, quite peaceful once the coach parties have gone back to the Yucatan beach resorts and probably the perfect place to stay.

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza

The site was far cooler and more pleasant, with fewer tourists at 8am the following day, than there had been mid afternoon when we arrived, with most people arriving at 11:00 to 15:00 in huge coach-tours, but we also visited in the evening. We had a couple of enormous, excellent Margaritas at the hotel to prepare us for the evening light show, which was entirely in Spanish with English headphones doing a poor job of translating. It was mostly laughably bad, but nice to see the pyramids illuminated.

Chichen Itza to Uzmal

We took the bus back to Merida, where we got off at the wrong terminal and walked all the way across town to the correct one to get the bus to Uxmal.

Uxmal

Uxmal (Oosh Mal) is another fascinating ancient site which was occupied between 600-900 AD and means "thrice built" in Maya, but was actually rebuilt 5 times. It didn't have much water and a large population, so Chac the rain god was very significant. It was excavated in 1929. The nearby Kabah is not so impressive and has hardly been restored at all yet.

Palenque - Palenque, surrounded by jungle

Palenque
Palenque

The bus to Palenque takes up to 10 hours, so we opted for a US$200 plane journey. There is a bus to the ruins, from the town, which is only 6.5km away, but takes a while to get there.

Palenque

Palenque, Mexico
Palenque, Mexico

Palenque

Palenque, Mexico
Palenque, Mexico

Paleque Ruins with their excellent Jungle setting were my favourite. Starting from the main entrance we walked round the main plaza, then down through the jungle to lower exit, back up again through jungle to the rest of the site, howler monkeys and other jungle-life making lots of noise all around us. Fantastic. An absolutely beautiful setting. There is also a small museum at the ruins.

Palenque

Palenque, Mexico
Palenque, Mexico

Palenque

Palenque, Mexico
Palenque, Mexico

Oaxaca and Monte Alban Ruins

We took the 15 hour bus journey to Oaxaca City

After a 1.5 mile walk, we checked into Hotel Monte Alban on Alameda de Leon, the plaza next to Zocalo and near Oaxaca Cathedral and the cultural museum for Oaxaca region "Instituto Nacional De Anthropologia e Historia" a beautiful building in colonial Spanish style and interesting exhibits and the Museo de Arte Contemporareo de Oaxaca which was not very good, but also a great colonial building. We did not find any good restaurants in Qaxaca.

From Oaxaca we took the bus to Monte Alban, which goes from Hotel Meson des Angel near Zocalo. Monte Alban is another ruin, the ancient Zapotec capital 400 metres above valley floor a few kilometres west of Oaxaca. Great ruins in a reasonable state of repair and still being rebuilt, as with most of the sites. A very good condition ball court with stone hoops for a game similar to Basketball. It was first occupied in about 500 BC and at its peak, between 300 and 700 AD, had a population of about 25,000, but was abandoned between 700 and 950 AD.

Summary

A wonderful enjoyable trip going to some of the more out of the way places in Mexico. The most striking pyramid sites are in Palenque and Chichen Itza, the rest were rather harder to get to, but worth the effort, although there is also a lot to see without leaving Mexico City

Summary: Jungly Palenque is the best

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      bluetailfox 3 years ago

      Nice Lence !!!!! I have some great info on Progreso Yucatan, check it out and help me out with a like or two - Thanks : https://hubpages.com/sports/kiteboarding-the-yucat -

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      My dad has been to Chichen Itza several times and always calls it "Chicken Pizza."

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      LluviaDeArte 4 years ago

      Thank you for your wonderful lens. I am so happy to see the beautiful pictures of my beautiful country! Great photos, great read-Gracias

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      johnsimon113 4 years ago

      When I read the title of the article then I was just curious and exited to read about these pyramids. These are really one of the great Mexico City tourist attractions and I would love to visit there. Thanks for posting this informative lens.

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      JohnCumbow 4 years ago

      Thanks for an nice introduction to the Mayan ruins. My wife and I visited Chichen Itza and Uxmal, as well as Kabah and Tulum, quite a few years back. We're going to visit Palenque in just a few weeks!

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      chickie99 4 years ago

      andy, the mayan ruins are breathtaking!

      great lens!

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      marynjohnson 4 years ago

      Love to visit Mexico one day.

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      Great lens, I come back to give Angel dust... and I feature this lens in my Copper Canyon lens as well.

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      imagelist lm 4 years ago

      Thank you for sharing...

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      carolweez 4 years ago

      Beautiful Images. It is on my list to visit Mexico and your lens surely gave my some good tips about where exactly to go. Many thanks for sharing.

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      malualhati 4 years ago

      so informative! my personal favorite is the chichen itza (we recently went to see this famous mayan pyramid this past august).

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      vBizeso 4 years ago

      Very Nice article You Have published Over Here.

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      siobhanryan 4 years ago

      Blessed

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      safari_afrika 4 years ago

      Very good article.

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      MatijaB LM 4 years ago

      Great lens and very useful for me - in wintertime I have plan to visit Mexico and If I will have time I will also visit Pyramids of Mexico. Thanks for this lens.

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      MommyArt LM 4 years ago

      What a gorgeous lens! Some day I plan to visit Mexico with my own camera, and take photos that I can only hope are as beautiful as the ones you've shared here.

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      MommyArt LM 4 years ago

      What a gorgeous lens! Some day I plan to visit Mexico with my own camera, and take photos that I can only hope are as beautiful as the ones you've shared here.

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      dressygirlkouture 4 years ago

      Love this lens, great images too ;)

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      Hammocksaustralia 4 years ago

      Cool photo tour. I've visited most of those places and they bring back good memories. I love the remote places around the Yucatan and in the jungles near the Guatemala border.

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      OrlandoTipster 5 years ago

      Hi Andy,

      thanks for the virtual tour.

      Thumbs up to you.

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      acregmed 5 years ago

      Amazing lens!

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      raelcalu 5 years ago

      wow, great pictures...i hope to see these ruins someday...seeing this reminds me of Mel Gibson's Apocalypto.

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      DentalTourism 5 years ago

      Hi. Two hundred and sixty five lenses! Where do you find the time or creativity? I took all the pictures used on my one and only lens as well (and on my business website) and travel on business a lot in the coastal/tourist areas of Mexico. Remarkably, I have a background in finacne. Could it be we've been living parallel lives on different continents?

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Had to come visit. Hadn't been to see you in awhile, so I thought I'd stop by Mexico. Sure could have used your camera skills when I was there the last time. My pics didn't look like these :) Nicely displayed.

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      brynimagire 5 years ago

      Great lens !

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      jacinto888 5 years ago

      Great lens, you have a lot of great information here

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      navalava lm 5 years ago

      They are beautiful! Great lens you got here! Thank you for sharing this with us!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I would love to see these Pyramids.

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      Nice overview of some of the Mexican ruins... I mave only been to two Mayan ruin sites in Mexico... both were frascinating! Your page makes me want to see more.

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      vkumar05 5 years ago

      A very informative and inviting Lens. Want to visit Mexico now. Thanks for sharing.

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      BodyLanguageExp 5 years ago

      Great pictures and excellent information. I really want to explore the pyramids now! Can't wait!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I would love to see these Pyramids of Mexico. so very interesting. Thank you.

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      Andy 5 years ago from London, England

      @anonymous: Yes. It's a fascinating subject isn't it. I assumed it's the start of a new calendar in December 2012, so it's the dawning of a new era.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've been reading up on some of the ancient Mayan ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula. Fascinating stuff, really. What's your take on the end of the Mayan long count calendar? Is it doomsday or the dawning of a new era?

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Wow, just breathtaking! The pics bring to life an amazing history. Blessed.

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      flicker lm 5 years ago

      Very interesting lens. I especially enjoyed the photos of Chichen Itza and Palenque. The ones of Palenque seemed to take me back in time. Thanks.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Its been a couple years...time for a return trip to the Pyramid of Mexico with you as the perfect guide.....beautifully done and blessed.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Its been a couple years...time for a return trip to the Pyramid of Mexico with you as the perfect guide.....beautifully done and blessed.

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      SayGuddaycom 5 years ago

      Great lens! Stomped up a couple of Mexican pyramids myself so I enjoyed this lens very much. Drop by www.squidoo.com-about-say-gudday sometime. We'd love to have you on board.

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      Very interesting and educational lens! I've only been to the coast in Mexico, and now I see what I've missed...

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      domain19 5 years ago

      i really enjoyed read this lens... amazing lens... thanks for share... :D

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for the virtual tour of the Mexican pyramids!

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Wonderful stuff, I did the Mayan and Aztec cultures in my honours degree for archaeology and was able to decipher the symbolism and iconography. *Blessed* and featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012

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      neognosis1 5 years ago

      Another great lens AndyPo. Excellent photos also, especially of Chichen Itza and Palenque. My lens ties in with this, it is about the Mayan Civilization and can be found at https://hubpages.com/education/mayan_civilization

      Hope you enjoy it!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      maxican , the member of ink cartridges for printers group is right nice lens i find best information about tourist place in Mexico.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      ultimate lens provide the exact information about the mexice , its a guide for tours in mexico , thanks for this as the member of ink cartridges for printers group group . thanks for this creation helpful lens .

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      Vallygems1 5 years ago

      Great Pictures interesting lens thanks

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Wow! Great info and pictures here. Would love to visit all of these.

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      DeannaDiaz 5 years ago

      Awesome pictures! Very interesting I am glad I stopped by!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      This is one of those lenses, like a good book, you never want it to end. I really enjoyed my read here and will be returning to read some of your other travel lenses. I have been to Mexico but never to this area. It looks very interesting. I came back to bless this lens.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 5 years ago

      I've never been to Mexico. It's on the list we're creating. We'll be retiring in another year or two.

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      OrganicMom247 5 years ago

      Mexico looks amazing. Love your photos and i have learnt there are pyramids in Mexico. I only knew about the ones in Egypt. Great stuff!

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      andreaberrios lm 5 years ago

      This is an excellent lens! Love everything about the pyramids in Mexico. Bless by a Squid Angel ;)

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      privresearch 5 years ago

      Mexico, Chichen Itza and Mayan Riviera are next on my travel list. Excellent Lens

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Good stuff. Love the Yucatan, lovely place.

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      Alex2006 5 years ago

      I have been to several pyramids in Mexico and I like Chichen Itza in Yucatan the most. It is also a great site for events like concerts.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great photos indeed! enjoyed browsing your lens, gave you a 'thumbs up' for all your insight and detail.

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      Debbie 5 years ago from England

      I want to go!!!!!! I can't unfortunately but I can leave this super lens with a blessing by a Squid Angel ;)

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You make me go back to my trip to Mexico. What a beautiful place.

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      franstan lm 5 years ago

      Absolutely fascinating lens

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      floresbrowns 6 years ago

      Hi AndyPo,

      Again you have Fabulous Post. Which way you have defined your lens. It's Amazing as well as useful information. I liked your Post..

      Best Of luck.

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      cpnet2 6 years ago

      Great lens! Thank you for sharing this with us!

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Makes me want to travel Mexico again. We haven't seen the pyramids... now it's a must. Thank you for this informative lens.

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      KANEsUgAr 6 years ago

      Great lens, your photos are amazing. It looks so beaitiful.

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Rhode Island

      another beautiful lens I always want to go on a trip after visiting you here, your photos are amazing!

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      kguru1979 lm 6 years ago

      Mexico is my dream city ..... yet waiting for chance to visit there...!

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      Beautiful Photos of the pyramids, and vacation spots. Definitely makes me think about a new camera. Can't get one, But you did a Great job:) on this lens Joni

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      FreebieChick 6 years ago

      I never knew there were pyramids in Mexico...where have I been? Great lens!!

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      elyria 6 years ago

      I would love to visit the Pyramids of Mexico one day soon, looks absolutely magical!

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      amazing lens. very informative one with beautiful photos. ~blessed~

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      Malu Couttolenc 6 years ago

      Wow Andy fanstastic lens. Mexico's Pyramids are beautiful and interesting with lots of history. Your photographs are awesome :)

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      It would be cool to go here! Love the pictures! Awesome lens!

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      thank you for sharing all these lovely pictures and information! great lens! cheers

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 6 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Came back to bless this wonderful lens - I just love your amazing photos!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

      Have a wonderful New Year

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      best-intentions 6 years ago

      Oh, how I want to make it to Palenque soon! What a great lens...I am envious of your travels! In November 2009, my husband and I visited Chichen Itza, Cenote Ik Kil, and Ek Balam (actually, that's where the foto of me over there on the left was taken). We hired a private driver, which put us well ahead of the crowds...absolutely wonderful! To stand alone in the ball court was truly amazing. Happy travels to you. I look forward to reading more about your adventures.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      That sounds like a wonderful trip. I love your photos of the ruins, spookily fascinating.

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      rt8ca 6 years ago

      Again Andy, some excellent articles and photos!

      Keep up the good work!

      Thanks

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      ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

      I have been all over the US, to Canada and Europe but I've never been to Mexico. I would like to go one day.

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      Andy 6 years ago from London, England

      @Spook LM: I haven't read "Fingerprints of the Gods" but it sounds interesting. I'll add it to my Christmas list

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      Spook LM 6 years ago

      Fascinating and did you ever read "fingerprints of the Gods'? Merry Xmas. Blessed by an Angel.

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      Senora M 6 years ago

      I LOVE MEXICO! Thanks for a great lens with lots of great pictures!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love Mexico. I have been to many of the tourist sites on the western side of the Sierra Madres. Next, I will go to the pyramids and the yucatan. Thanks for sharing. Good lens.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      I will always remember how easy it was to get up to the top of Chritzenitza (sp?) but how scary it was coming down. Some teenage boy and I helped each other down, I will never forget him.

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      Andy 6 years ago from London, England

      @LabKittyDesign: The pyramids at Chichen Itza certainly were open to tourist when I was there, although some of the more worn steps were roped off. It was pretty scary climbing it (and especially the descent) I could imagine it being fairly dangerous. I checked a few web-sites to see if people are allowed to climb the pyramids again, but couldn't find anything definite although they have also been closed for reconstruction recently, maybe to repair the more dangerous steps.

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      LabKittyDesign 6 years ago

      Is the pyramid at Chichen Itza open to tourists? We climbed it when we were there years ago, but heard it was closed after some folks, for lack of a better term, fell off.

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      RebeccaE 6 years ago

      amazing and wonderful lens, very interesting fact and the photos are stunning!

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      KokoTravel 6 years ago

      I have seen some of these pyramids and hope to see more. We travel to Mexico twice a year and stay a couple of weeks each time so have an opportunity to explore.

      Thanks for this educational lens!

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      MargoPArrowsmith 7 years ago

      I have been to Chichen Itza fun going up, really, really scary coming down.

      And Tulume, the only pyramids on the coast!

      Wonderful!

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      What beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing your fascinating story! :)

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      What beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing your fascinating story! :)

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      jolou 7 years ago

      Great photography and commentary. Another 5 star!

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      greenerme 7 years ago

      Great photos, this is such an interesting place, and must have been the vacation of a lifetime!

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      Ram Ramakrishnan 7 years ago

      All your lenses on travel are so fascinating. It feels like being there. 5*

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      AlisonMeacham 7 years ago

      An excellent page as always Andy. Blessings to you

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      Arjanito 7 years ago

      Mexico is a beautiful country to visit. Full of history and beautiful nature!

      Greetings from an air ambulance company with bases in Mexico,

      Http://www.jetrescue.com.mx

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      Levitah 7 years ago

      I would love to visit, maybe someday.

      Wonderful lens 5* and a Fave!

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      Levitah 7 years ago

      I would love to visit, maybe someday.

      Wonderful lens 5* and a Fave!

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      Mary 7 years ago from Chicago area

      I would love to take the kids to Chichen Itza someday, or as our guide said when I went there as a teen, Chicken Pizza! ;) 5* and nice work on this!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      I would love to visit Mexico one day.