Teotihuacan – Magnificent Pyramids of Mexico
Who is not familiar with Mexico? This country is famous for producing tequila, Mariachi music, and of course the Mayan prophecy that predicts the world will end on December 21, 2012. Mexico also has a rich heritage and diverse, spread from north to south. To know it more closely, tourism-spot.com will invite you to see the incredible city of Teotihuacán.
Teotihuacan is an ancient site located in the valley of Teotihuacan which is located 30 miles away from Mexico City. Teotihuacan means City of the Gods. Teotihuacan in the past is a rapidly growing city and a center of ancient civilization, long before the Aztecs inhabited the Mexican territory. In it’s golden era Teotihuacan possibility is the largest city in Mexico and the 6th largest city in the world, but surprisingly in 750AD this city was abandoned and no one know why.
In Ancient cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas we know the main reason why the pyramids were built, mostly as tombs for royal family, as an altar for the prayer. Unlike pyramids in egypt, Pyramids in Teotihuacan is completely different, it’s functions is still a mystery. The main purpose of the pyramids in Teotihuacan has been unknown until know, because the pyramid builders left no sign for us. We do not know, what is their tribe’s name, language they use, or where the rulers buried, they don’t leave any scriptures or writing systems about their life.
Until the Aztecs found it, they believe Teotihuacan is the most sacred place in the universe. Although archaeologists have studied this site for a long time, but the culture and history of
Teotihuacan remain a big Mystery. Teotihuacan was estimated to have a population of about 200,000 people in their era. Until now the site is still considered as a holy place to the local people.
Teotihuacan is the most famous archaeological site in Mexico. This ancient city is so amazing, Long road and giant pyramids stand tall in the city. As far as the eye can see we can see the ancient buildings that bring us to recognize the triumph of the ancient kingdom.
Among dozens of pyramids founded in Teotihuacan complex, there are 2 most important ones, namely: Pirámide del Sol (Pyramid of the Sun) and Pirámide de la Luna (Pyramid of the Moon), and also Templo de Quetzalcoatl (snake temple). In front of the Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon there is “avenue of the Death”, The road supposedly was used to parade those people who brought to the top of the pyramid to be sacrificed to the gods.
Pyramid of the Sun is a famous relic and became icon of Teotihuacan or even mexico. Pyramid of the Sun is the 3rd largest pyramid in the world, and was built in the 2nd century AD. The Pyramid of the Sun of Teotihuacan dominate the city landscape as largest building in the complex of Teotihuacan.
Beside used as a place to learn the culture and history of Mexico, City of Teotihuacan is also a favorit tourist place that you must visit, a variety of people from all over the world come to this place as a vacation destination. if you also want to enjoy your holiday in Mexico, then you should also visit Teotihuacan. The ancient city of Teotihuacan located 40 kilometers northeast of Mexico City. Travel time to Teotihuacan is approximately 50 minutes from Mexico City by car. Weather in Teotihuacán is very hot, if you want to go on vacation to this place, at least bring a bottle of drinking water and a hat or sunblock to protect your head from the sun.
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