Replies: 15 - Last Post: Oct 31, 2012 8:00 PM Last Post By: anyone101
Oct 31, 2012 12:36 AM
Still DecidingAre the Aztec and Mayan ruins worth visiting on my short trip to Mexico?
Oct 31, 2012 1:01 AM
1Not if you're totally disinterested in ruins. The Aztec ruins are a long way from the Mayan ruins. Depends exactly where your "short trip" is going to be - Mexico is a big country.
Oct 31, 2012 4:26 AM
Oct 31, 2012 4:49 AM
3Although I don't know anything about you, my opinion is that people should visit one of the big ones just for the experience. If you are into them you'll love it, if not, most are still nice trips to interesting places. Start with a big obvious one like Chichen Itza, Palenque or Uxmal. Do it early in your trip so if you enjoy it you can visit some of the others. Tulum is a good one if you are not that into them, because it is in a beautiful location and you can bring your swimmers and have a dip in the sea while there.
Oct 31, 2012 5:25 AM
Oct 31, 2012 5:56 AM
5...and there are ruins from cultures other than Aztec and Mayan (e.g. Monte Alban.)
Oct 31, 2012 6:36 AM
Oct 31, 2012 7:24 AM
7Find a ruin that is close to a place you already are planning to visit. For example, if you're visiting Mexico City, then you can easily visit the Templo Mayor, immediately beside the zocalo, without going out of your way.
Oct 31, 2012 7:36 AM
8A short trip to Mexico? How long? Where do you fly into?
Oct 31, 2012 11:31 AM
9Besides the few uncovered ruin sites in Mexico City just how many Aztec ruins are there? It is funny, I can probably name 50 Mayan but not 2 or 3 Aztec ruins...
Oct 31, 2012 1:32 PM
Oct 31, 2012 2:36 PM
Oct 31, 2012 2:41 PM
12Is it worth going to Italy and seeing the Roman ruins. Athens and seeing the Greek ones? I donno, what's "worth it" mean, anyway?
Oct 31, 2012 3:13 PM
13The disproportionality of the number of sites may have something to do with the Mayan civilization lasting some 3000 years, while the Aztec empire only lasted about 200 years.
And in the list of Aztec pyramids, how can one miss Tlatelolco?
And #11, the location of Tenayuca and Santa Cecilia Acatitlán may not exactly be Polanco, but I would never call it a slum. I find the immediate areas quite pleasant with a little bit of a country feel. I highly recommend visit to Tenayuca to every visitor to Mexico City, which is now very easy with the Metrobús Línea 3.
Oct 31, 2012 3:54 PM
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