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Hike - Dainzu to Tlacochuhuaya
Hike - Dainzu to Tlacochuhuaya

Fri, Mar 15


Parque Llano on Dr. Liceaga, Centro

Hike - Dainzu to Tlacochuhuaya

Our outing begins with a guided tour of the archeological ruins at Dainzu Countryside  /  Easy

Time & Location

Mar 15, 2024, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Parque Llano on Dr. Liceaga, Centro

About the event

Dainzu is a small archeological site that sits on  the floor of the Tlacolula Valley – the eastern of the three connecting  valleys that together form the Valles Centrales of Oaxaca state – about  25 kilometers (16 miles) from the capital. It was first occupied 700-600  BC, but the main phase of occupation dates from about 200 BC to 350  AD. There is a pyramidal structure built into a hillside that doubtless  once supported a temple. Nearby are foundations of a few buildings,  three tomb sites and a large ball court. The most remarkable feature,  though, is a series of bas-relief stone carvings that form a frieze  along the front wall of the main structure. As one would expect, most of  the panels are of Zapotec origin, but one is believed to be Mayan.  There is a resident caretaker who has lived on-site for many years and  will give a good explanation (in English or Spanish) of the site.  It is imperative that you bring a hat or umbrella with you as well as extra water on this hike. At this time of year the temperature can be high and the sun very strong. 

Participants can eat sack lunches in the park next to the churchyard or grab a bit to eat at one of two small restaurants in the town center.

There may be an additional fee for this site, so do bring some extra cash with you. 

Time frame: 8:30 am depart / 4:00 pm return to Oaxaca. 

Rating: Easy


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