The journey to Uxmal consumed 27 kilometres in a taxi via Muna with an additional 15 kilometres south to the site itself. At the time of my visit, closer to midday, there were relatively few tourists about. From the entrance, after paying admission at two different windows, one walks for about 150 metres, arriving at this view.
This is the east face of the Pyramid, clearly restored. It is understood that it was built in stages over the centuries, probably five (stages, not centuries). There is a central platform at the base of the steps 11 feet wide, while the entirety rests on a large rectangular platform about 5 feet high. The opening, near the top of the staircase, provides access to Temple II, now only a dark room. At the very top is Temple V with Puuc decorative elements and as seen from the rear. The total height, for the statistically inclined (humour intended) is 114.80 feet (35 metres).
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