|Our first view of the Great Jaguar temple.|
|Toy temple view from the North Acropolis.|
|Christopher exploring the North Acropolis.|
Even though the temples were tall the South Acropolis was cooler. There were so many little nooks and crannies to climb around and we could actually explore it all! We could even go inside the buildings. Although there were no deep tunnels or anything. Christopher and I did a ton of clambering around the ruins which made mom and dad kind of antsy. We also checked out the North Acropolis but I thought it was less impressive than the South.
|Scrambling on the South Acropolis with the Great Jaguar temple behind.|
|Finding all the nooks and crannies.|
We could have just seen that and been happy but we had until three o clock and there was plenty of time. We had a snack stop and saw some Coatis and then headed of to the next temple. As we walked along the trails it was hard not to think of when these would be packed with people, and huts, and shops. Tikal after all was a booming city. Mom had a little guide book and when we read about how they had trade routes and messaging with other places that were where Mexico City is now, Mom was amazed at how far they would travel.
|Coati (also called Coatimundi) where everywhere. They acted kind of like dogs.|
|Approaching the sunset temple through the jungle.|
|Looking out from the Sunset temple. The view from here...|
|My favorite temple. I'm not sure what it was called. I think maybe just Temple VI.|
If you ever want to check out a Mayan ruin don’t go to Chichen Itza. Tikal is awesome!