29 Mar The 5 highest pyramids in Mexico’s Maya world
If you really want to meet the Mayan, well, you will need more than a week in Cancún and the Riviera Maya. But at least you will be able to visit two of the highest structures built by the Mayan in the Yucatan Peninsula. Here are the ultimate top five of the tallest buildings in the Mayan world. Take a look and choose your next adventure!
- Acropolis in Toniná, Chiapas. 246.06 ft (and you are allowed to climb it). In 2010 archaeologists discovered that the main 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 ft)!
- The Great Pyramid in Calakmul, Campeche stands at 180.45 ft tall. Again, It’s possible to climb it. Since 2014, this archaeological site has been recognized by the UNESCO as mixed natural and cultural world heritage.
- Nohoch Mul in Cobá, #rivieramaya. 137.8 ft. 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. After climbing the pyramid you’ll be able to discover the magical landscape of Cobá surrounded by lakes and an amazing green natural carpet.
- Kinich Kak Mó in Izamal, Yucatán, 114.83 ft 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.
- The Castle or Kukulkan’s Temple in Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, 98 .43 ft tall, and 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. Chichén, as the locals call this city, is also recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The carved stone in the fascinating buildings and temples will tell you about the gods, beliefs and myths of the most sophisticated civilization in América.