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Visit the City of the Gods and Scale an Ancient Pyramid
While it's not in Mexico City proper, the sacred pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan is close enough–about 30 miles– for an easy day trip if you're interested in architecture, archaeology, and indigenous history. The site's primary structures, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl and the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, have been designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, and it is possible to explore the pyramids–and even climb them–either independently or with a guide. After ascending nearly 250 steps on the Pyramid of the Sun, you'll have a greater appreciation for these ancient structures and the civilization responsible for having built them. In addition to the pyramids, an on-site museum documents the history of the so-called "City of the Gods," and displays archaeological finds, including pottery, bones, and other important objects.
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This view is from the top of the "Moon Pyramid" in Teotihuacan looking out over a 2 kilometer stretch that's been excavated. It's a common misconception that the Aztecs built these structures, but they actually discovered  and inhabited them much later.

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Exploring the Ruins of Teotihuacan
At Teotihuacan, an archaeological site 45 minutes northeast of Mexico City, the most influential city in Mesoamerica thrived for hundreds of years before disappearing around 700 C.E. The highlight of the site is the 200-plus foot Pyramid of the Sun. It’s an imperfect triangular mound with staggered levels, a muddy grey facade, and a steep staircase that visitors climb to the uneven top.
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City of the Gods
This is a view looking down the Avenida de los Muertos toward the Pyramid of the Sun and the Citadel from the Pyramid of the Moon. For the unknown inhabitants of Teotihuacan, a climb up these massive pyramids must have made them feel "on top of the world" since these were the tallest structures of their time. Teotihuacan is easily reached by bus from Mexico City, and the trip takes just over an hour.
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Sun Pyramid - Teotihuacan, Mexico
There were some discoveries today at the Sun Pyramid in Teotihuacan, Mexico. This may make the Sun Pyramid the Fire Pyramid. So hurry and visit Mexico City and go to Teotihuacan, because maybe that big stone structure may change names soon. The discovered stones are believed to be dedicated to the Old or Fire God (Huehuetéotl) Keep exploring my friends....
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Maya Sun and Moon Pyramids
It was the top of the morning when we boarded the rented tourist van that took us an hour or so outside of Mexico City to Teotihuacan, the site of the ancient ruins and Sun and Moon Pyramids of the Maya civilization. They were a sight to see early that morning as the sun peaked casting intense shadows and stark highlights. It made the site all the more magnificent, and the feeling even more spiritual. The grounds were quiet, with few visitors at the time that we were there. We climbed the age-old pyramids and learned of their significance and history from our local tour leader. In all, it was a great day.
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Hot Air Balloon Tour over Teotihuacan
It was the top of the morning when we boarded the rented tourist van that took us an hour or so outside of Mexico City to Teotihuacan, the site of the ancient ruins and Sun and Moon Pyramids of the civilization of the Mayas. They were a sight to see early that morn as the sun rose, casting intense shadows and and stark highlights. It made the site all the more magnificent and the feeling even more spiritual. The grounds were quiet with few visitors at the time that we were there. In the distance were sightseeing hot air balloons floating above like dangling pinatas. We climbed the age-old pyramids, challenging our cardiovascular systems, leaving us feeling accomplished and complete. In all, it was a great day.
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On the temple of the sun
I run all the way up to the top of the temple of the sun. Where this picture is taken from
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