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Climb to the top of the Nohoch Mul pyramid in Cancun

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Climb to the top of the Nohoch Mul pyramid

The highest pyramid in the Yucatan peninsula belongs to the Nohoch Mul group of structures. Its height is 42 meters.

The pyramid was built with ordinary stones, neatly arranged into a wholesome construction. This structure belongs to ceremonial sites of the Maya civilization and is dated 900 AD.

One side of the pyramid is built like steps leading to the top, where there is a stone temple for sacrifice towering over the small top area.

When you get to the top of the pyramid, the surrounding landscapes will simply take your breath away: you will see all the area around the pyramid covered with emerald jungle. Standing there feels like being on the brink of an abyss.

120 high and very narrow steps leading to the top are quite unsafe, so to climb to the top you will need certain skills and comfortable footwear, running shoes being the best option.

As for the descent from the top, you'll need nothing less than an outstanding courage. There is a thick rope going down along the middle of the stairs. Even bold climbers hold on the rope in order not to fall down the steps in a burst of emotions.

Bear in mind that it will take you not less than 40 minutes to climb up and down the pyramid — in case you don't change your mind on the descent, looking from the height of a ten-story building.

You can go to see the Nohoch Mul Pyramid on your own, but a guided tour will give you an opportunity to learn a lot of interesting facts about ceremonial sites and Maya civilization.

Prices: entrance fee to the archeological area is 204 pesos, while hiring a tour guide will cost you 750 pesos.

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