Photo of the Week | Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacán, Mexico

by Stephanie Walsh · 4 comments

in Mexico, North America, Photography, Travels

Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacán, Mexico.
Pyramid of The Sun - Teotihuacan, Mexico

Pyramid of The Sun - Teotihuacán, Mexico

This week’s ‘photo of the week’ is the Pyramid of the Sun, the ancient Mayan pyramid in Teotihuacán, Mexico.

Situated outside Mexico City, Teotihuacán is part of a huge archaeological area that was once the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas! The Pyramid of the Sun is the third largest pyramid in the world and the biggest structure in Teotihuacán! It’s hard to get a sense of its size from this picture, but f you look closely you will see tiny people at the top that will help you estimate its enormous size. The views from the top are beautiful too!
 

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1 Zubi Travel January 20, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Great picture, indeed the pyramid looks huge, the people on the steps and on the top are like small ants compared to it.
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2 Stephanie Walsh January 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Thanks! It is huge…have you ever been?

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3 Gerardo July 19, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Great picture! Teotihuacán is one of the best places to visit in Mexico.
Just a little comment from this Mexican: it was not the Maya who built the city. It’s still uncertain (theories indicate toltecs, nahuas, otomis). Others say it was a multi-ethnical city. Still, that’s not the most important aspect. Check this website:
http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/archaeology/teotihuacan-/
Glad you liked my country! I’ve visited also many places you also visited (though not for such a long time sadly) and I agree they are awesome! 🙂
Hope I can go someday to your beautiful country :).
Gerardo

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4 Stephanie Walsh July 19, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Hi Gerardo! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting! 🙂 Indeed Mexico has many awesome places and you’re always welcome to visit Ireland!
Thanks for the link on Teotihuacan…very interesting stuff!

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