Watch History Come Alive with a Trip to Mexico
When you visit Mexico, you can see the best of the old and the best of the new. The ancient Mayan ruins sit right alongside the bustling resorts of Cancun. The teeming metropolis that is Mexico City is within easy driving distance of villages that look like they come from another century.
From peasant plowing their fields with oxen to merchants hawking their wares and businessman trading stocks, you can see it all – and more – in Mexico.
No matter what you plan to do on your next holiday, Mexico City is a good place to start your adventure. Mexico City is a huge – some would say an overwhelming – city, but it is also an important one in terms of history and culture. Most major airlines serve Mexico City as well, and that makes it an excellent jumping off point for any Mexico holiday.
You can spend time wandering through the many shops and plazas Mexico City has to offer, getting to know its people and enjoying the most authentic Mexican food you will find anywhere.
When you are ready to travel further afield, you can head out to Teotihuacan and its famous ruins. When you arrive in Teotihuacan, you can start your exploration – and your education – at the Museo Nacional de Antropolgia, one of the best anthropological museums in the entire world.
Here you can learn about the ancient cultures of Central America, see authentic Mayan pottery and elaborately carved statues and enjoy the best art Mexico has to offer.
Once you have learned about the history of the place, you can head out and see it for yourself. The famous Pyramid of the Sun is one of the most well-known and well-preserved artifacts of the ancient world. This imposing pyramid towers some 70 meters above the aptly-named Avenue of the Dead, and it is a sight you will not soon forget.
You can enjoy even more history with a trip to Oaxaca. This beautiful area is a stark contrast from the hustle and bustle of Mexico City, and it is an easy day trip from the bustling metropolis. Once in Oaxaca, you can walk the narrow streets, dine in the beautiful sidewalk cafes and shop in the amazing marketplaces.
Just outside Oaxaca lies the beautiful white mountain, or Monte Alban in Spanish. The ruins here are among the most beautiful, and most highly preserved, in all of Mexico. You can explore a jumble of ancient staircases and tunnels, making Monte Alban a perfect place to visit with the family. You can soak up the history of the place while the kids have fun exploring the ancient ruins.
If you want to explore the beauty of nature in the present day, a boat ride up the Sumidoro Canyon is a must. This beautiful canyon is one of the most popular vacation spots for natives, but it is quickly becoming a favorite of tourists as well. You can enjoy a relaxing boat ride as you soak up the beauty of nature and enjoy your wonderful Mexican holiday.
From ancient Mayan ruins to 21 st century skyscrapers, Mexico truly has it all. Whether you want to relax in a beautiful park, watch the world go by at a sidewalk café or explore the history of Central America, you can do it all with a trip to Mexico.