my wife experiences some back pain when walking any distance. how much walking is necessary to see the site?
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A good degree of walking is required as the Site is spread out a fair bit.
Lots of walking at Monte Albon. Also stairs. Yugul is smaller and very pretty would require less walking.
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.
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.
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
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