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my wife experiences some back pain when walking any distance. how much walking is necessary to see the site?

over a year ago Answer

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Your wife could walk to the centre square (about 600m up hill), into the main courtyard. From there you could see most of the site.

over a year ago
Orange, California
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From the entrance to the site is a short distance but a bit steep. Once at the site the buildings are not terribly far from each other but to go up the stairs where is the best view, that can be a hike. However you can take your time if you arrive early, there is plenty of grass. I would bring a blanket or pillow or small folding chair and take plenty of rests. They have also a small restaurant there where she could wait

over a year ago
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I'd say it has a fair amount of walking but at a slow pace. There are some but not a lot of stairs (no handrails though) to get to the main plateau. There is a lot of good view points around the site. The best view is from the south platform which is a steep climb up the stairs but was optional for visitors to climb after the tour I took had finished.

over a year ago
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one must walk up stairs to get to the site from the parking lot. it is pretty flat after that with one exception -getting up to the main complex. I did see an elevator - not sure if it was working, looked functional. There were some ramps as I recall.

over a year ago
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it's a lot of walk, and if you want to see the whole group of pyramid you have to climb (stairs) . I had a sprain ankle when visiting and had to walk very slow but could make it.

over a year ago
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To cover the full site a good amount of walking, in addition several series of stairs with no handrails. Climbing the pyramids is a daunting task. The museum and gift shop are a good stop.

over a year ago
Australia
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A good degree of walking is required as the Site is spread out a fair bit.

over a year ago
San Rafael, California
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Lots of walking at Monte Albon. Also stairs. Yugul is smaller and very pretty would require less walking.

over a year ago
Central Oregon, Oregon
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If you want to see the view from the highest point, it's a considerable climb. However, you could still see quite a bit from the lower levels, looking in several different directions. A really great part of Mexican history, no matter how much or how little you see. There is an informative museum also which might be of interest.

over a year ago
Boulder, Colorado
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You can walk as little or as much as you want. We spent 2 hours there and walked a fair amount. It is possible to see a lot just walking a half an hour or so. PS I practice

acupuncture and Chinese medicine and have fixed thousands of back problems...I would suggest finding a good orthopedically oriented acupuncturist to work with for a few months or a year.

over a year ago
El Paso, Texas
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To really get to know this site and my Mexican history, you really have to walk around. There is a handicap walkway by the entrance where I believe anyone with a walking disability can view the site from the top, but you will miss a lot of the explanations that are written on each archaeological wonder. I am in good physical shape and walk about 2 hours a day and this place literally wore me out walking around and up and down stairs

11 months ago
Encinitas, California
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The museum at the entrance is worth a visit even if you don't walk through the actual ruins

over a year ago
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