We arrived at the ruins at about 11:00am and spent the next three hours walking the grounds and climbing the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. From theses pyramids we got a unique perspective on the vastness of the complex and what an imposing presence it must have been in its heyday. Archeologists believe the Teotihuacan reached its zenith of power around 500 AD when its population reached 150,000 people. You can easily imagine what an imposing impression this complex must have made on a visitor in 500 AD.
Teotihuacan is a jaw dropper of an archeological site that shouldn’t be missed if you are in the Mexico City area.
Below I included a couple pictures of the complex, but honestly they do not do it justice.
As we finished our self-guided tour and headed for the exit, the spiritual powers of the pyramids overcame Omar, he went into a trance and began conjuring clouds from the palm of his hand. I would not have believed it if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes. Luckily, I got a picture of one of the clouds. I had to throw cold water on Omar to bring him out of his trance and back to reality. After that experience all that Omar wanted to do was purchase trinkets from every peddler we encountered. He was especially intrigued by the noise makers that sounded like the growl of a jaguar.