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5 Tallest Mayan Pyramids
About 1 year(s) ago by 4 Worlds Expeditions
You’ll need more than a week in Cancún and the Riviera Maya to really learn about Mayan culture but can start by exploring the pyramids. Here are thetop five tallest buildings in the Mayan world.
1. Acropolis in Toniná, Chiapas. 246.06 feet tall (and you are allowed to climb it). In 2010 archaeologists discovered that the main Mayan pyramid, which is in fact a multifunctional complex, is bigger than they had previously believed. Thanks to a tridimensional map, they noticed that the Acropolis is 75 meters tall (246 feet)!
2. The Great Pyramid in Calakmul, Campeche.180.45 feet tall. Since 2014, this archaeological site has been recognized by the UNESCO as mixed natural and cultural world heritage and is also climbable.
3. Nohoch Mul in Cobá, Riviera Maya. 137.8 feet tall. It’s possible to climb it and it´s a #4WE Experience! You can enjoy a bike ride through the different complexes in Cobá, discovering amazing structures, stelas and ancient pathways. Discover the magical landscape of Cobá surrounded by lakes and an amazing green natural carpet.
4. Kinich Kak Mó in Izamal, Yucatán. 114.83 feet tall. It’s also possible to climb it. Even though it is not well preserved, it can show you the relation between the cenotes - the main water resource - and the pre-Hispanic cities and the colonial villages built by the Spaniards.
5. The Castle or Kukulkan’s Temple in Chichén Itzá, Yucatán. 98.43 feet tall. It’s not possible to climb it. It´s a #4WE Experience! Discover why this awesome Mayan city was recognized as one of the new seven wonders of the world and also recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.