We had some time to go sightseeing during the weekend when we were in Mexico City, where it was highly recommended that we do a day tour to Teotihuacan. You can read more about it from Wiki, not that I did before or even after, but just seeing these things for real was impressive enough for me.
This is the Pyramid of the Moon, which based on wiki, is about 50m in height. It wasn’t such a difficult task climbing up since this was the first one we ascended, and we couldn’t go all the way up to the top due to some works going on, possibly archeological stuff since this is afterall a UNESCO site.
The Pyramid of the Sun was the next one we went to, much tougher to conquer than the Moon, at 75 m high and being the third largest pyramid in the world. We managed to go all the way up to its summit with lots of rest stops in between, and parts of it were rather steep, not unlike those precarious slopes that we have climbed at Ang Kor Wat.
Honestly, these are the first pyramids that I’ve seen in my life, not having even seen those amazing sights in Giza, wondering when that will ever happen in my life. As with all pyramids, these are built for religious purposes, and the entire grounds were pretty massive and is a large complex for the Teotihuacanos back then. I’m not a great history buff but just looking at these huge structures and trying to imagine how they would have been built in the past, without the aid of the kind of modern technology that we have today, just makes me convinced that nothing is beyond mankind.
It’s a wonder that they have survived time and erosion all these years, maybe not without the help of preservation efforts of archeologists and historians alike, but it’s a covermark of resilience that we are seeing here.
I’m thankful for the opportunity to witness such a miracle/masterpiece in this trip that was entirely unexpected and which I did not even look forward to. It’s just making the best of what we already have.