► Anthropological museum ► Teotihuacan: ancient Inidan pyramids ► Cacahuamilpa and Taxco: great cave and colonial city ► Angangueo: Monarch Butterfly wintering site
The museum is situated in Mexico City. There is a lot of ancient things related to Aztec and Mayan cultures there, as well as other Central American cultures. On the picture below the Sun Stone is shown representing the ancient Aztec calendar.
For more info, see http://village.infoweb.ne.jp/~fwgc1391/mexico/mexico-e.htm#s1.
Teotihuacan: ancient Indian pyramids
It takes 1 hour drive to get there. These ancient pyramids are only slightly lower than the Egyptian ones. The Sun pyramid on the picture below is about 70 meters high, with a grandest view to the huge architectural ensemble of the Road of the Dead and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, with a regular structure of hundreds of little piramids.
The other pictures represent the view from the Moon pyramid to the Road of the Dead (the only one alive here is A.Gelbukh, the chair of the Conf), and two examples of the ancient wall-painting in the Temple of the Jaguars.
For more info, see http://village.infoweb.ne.jp/~fwgc1391/mexico/mexico-e.htm#s3.
Cacahuamilpa and Taxco: great cave and colonial city
It takes 2 hours drive to get there. The cave is really great as can be seen on the photo below; one of the halls is 85 meters high! Taxco is situated on the mountain side and is a very picturesque colonial town; besides, it is famous for its silver production.
For more info, see http://village.infoweb.ne.jp/~fwgc1391/mexico/mexico-e.htm#s6.
Angangueo: Monarch Butterfly wintering site
It takes 3 hours drive to get there. It is one of the most exciting nature phenomena in the world. Millions of Monarch butterflies migrate from Canada to Mexico for Winter. There is a lot of butterflies on a territory of several square kilometers. What may seem leaves on the photo below in fact are butterflies on a dead pine tree! Air is full with them, too -- like with leaves during the autumn fall of the leaf in a strong wind.
For information on Monarch butterfly see http://www.nysite.com/nature/fauna/monar.htm
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