The great temple
This is a view from the base of the great temple. The previous picture was taken atop this nice stone hill. from the top you can see for miles. This is due to the fact that yucatan is basically flat as can be even in the hilly region of the puuc hills (southern Yucatan where Uxmal is located). The pyramid gives a real sense of power and location with its height and size. On the top are may representations of the water god chaac as well as many glyphs depicting parrots. This was my first look at a sizable ruin and I was very excited for the opportunity to climb.