I loved the climb up to Templo IV as much as the next person but the true awe for me was approaching the Gran Plaza and seeing Templo I. It was “the picture” of Tikal as far as I’m concerned. Absolutely breathtaking.
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There it sits but what you see is what you get. You can't go in it or on it. Nevertheless a very impressive monument: the iconic Tikal.
Temple I is the main temple as this is the place where they found the tombs. We cannot climb Temple I but you can get a beautiful view of Temple I and the plaza by climbing Temple II. They have modern wooden steps at the...More
temple 1 and temple 2 are flanking the central square (Gran Plaza) of Tikal. temple 1 lays on the eastern side and can not be climbed, but it is a great view from down.
The steps leading up are very worn and broken and even if you were allowed, I'm not sure how safe it would be to get back down. Of course getting up is the easy part! It's easy to imagine it being used back in the...More
I coudn't climb, but it is still fascinating. The pyramid, 48 meters, is not the tallest And it is one of the simplest structures with three rooms on the top. It was the tomb of King Ah-Cacau
Temple I is the first temple you come across when you are on the path and it is a sight that stays with you. No longer allowed to climb but you can still climb temple II.
Temple 1 is one of the most awesome temples in Tikal and is best seen from the adjacent Great Plaza. You can't climb it but you can ascend the nearby Temple 2 for a good view of the Great Plaza and Temple 1. I have...More