Temple of the Moon – Teotihuacan, Mexico – Photo

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Temple of the Moon - Teotihuacan, Mexico

The Temple of the Moon in Teotihuacan (just north of Mexico City) is the second tallest pyramid in that temple complex and you cannot climb all the way to the top. But this temple has the best views of the larger Temple of the Sun and of the entire complex. This city was built starting in 200 B.C and lasted until 700-800 A.D. The name is thought to mean something like “place of those who have the road of the gods” in the Aztec tongue. This city was one of the largest cities of its day anywhere in the world with around 200,000 inhabitants but little is known of its builders.

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by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast, and a co-host for This Week in Travel podcast.

3 Responses to “Temple of the Moon – Teotihuacan, Mexico – Photo”



The Temple of the Moon in Teotihuacan just got added to the list of places I want to go see. What a great picture.

Roy E. Woodward


I climbed as high as the steps took me during my visit in 1988; this is an absolute awe-inspiring area with all of the temples, pyramids and frescos. A must-see for those that
like to visit historical places.



I completely agree Roy

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