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Mayan pyramids are one of the main attractions of Mexico. There are a lot of them in the country, but only a few are available for visiting, since many pyramids are buried under a layer of earth or covered with dense tropical vegetation, and at first glance they are just green hills. The most famous and ancient structures are the pyramids of Teotihuacan, where the two largest pyramids are well preserved — the Sun (225 m at the base and 65 m in height) and the Moon (about 150 m at the base and 42 m in height), as well as the temple of the most "popular “of the Mayan gods — Quetzalcoatl. The pyramid in Cholula is the largest in the world, it surpassed the pyramid of Cheops in volume (now most of the pyramid is destroyed). Another impressive group of pyramids — Mitle and Monte Alban — is located near the city of Oaxaca, and the oldest pyramidal structures in the capital of the Toltecs — Tula, are surrounded by strange multi-ton stone heads of mysterious creatures.

Mexico City was founded in 1325 by the Aztec Indians. And now it is the largest metropolis in the world. This is a real “open-air museum” — there are more than 1,400 monuments and historical relics, 10 archaeological zones both in the city itself and in the surrounding area, more than 80 museums, theaters, concert halls and exhibitions, more than 2 thousand restaurants, dozens of parks and recreation centers.

It is worth visiting the National Palace, decorated with the famous frescoes of Diego Rivera, Garibaldi Square and the world’s largest bullring, as well as Alameda Park and the Palacio de Bella Art (Palace of Fine Arts) located next to it, which contains the best works of Mexican culture, or the canals of Xochimilco on the outskirts of Mexico City, where people still live the way they did 500 years ago.

Teotihuacan (Teotihuacan, “the place where the gods are born”) is located 50 km northeast of Mexico City, and is a cult place for many peoples of “Mesoamerica”. It is still unclear when the first people began to settle here and why the city was abandoned, but its architectural monuments are amazing. The Temple of Quetzalcoatl and the 5-kilometer Road of the Dead (40 m wide), the pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, the Quetzal-Papalotl Palace and the Jaguar Palace, the ancient Temple of the Feathered Shells, the Quetzal Butterfly Palace, and much more.

Ecopark Shkaret (Eshkaret) is located 72 km from Cancun on the bay. One of the main “highlights” of Shkaret is one of the best Butterfly Pavilions in the world.

The main historical zone of the area is the sacred Mayan city of Chichen Itza (205 km from Cancun). This is the most famous and best restored city. Uxmal (“built three times”) is another important Mayan ceremonial center in the Yucatan. The local monuments of history are simply countless — the Great Pyramid (100 m long and 70 m wide with a height of more than 30 m), the Pyramid of the Wizard (“dwarf’s house”) 38 m high, the well-preserved building of the Palace of the Ruler with its famous "throne of the two-headed jaguar, the Temple of the Phalluses, the House of the Turtles, the ball court, the quadrangle of the Monastery of the Nuns and the pyramid of the Old Witch. In the evenings, the colors of a light and music show spill over the forested ruins of the great city, which gives this place an absolutely fantastic look.

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