One of the many things I love about Mexico is the unexpected well preserved historical towns spread throughout the country, with incredible pyramids, and very large archaeological sites spanning kilometers of large old cities representing former civilizations.
When visiting Oaxaca, a few hours south east of Mexico City, I visited a few such sights, all an easy trip from Oaxaca City. The main attraction, which blew my mind, was Monte Albán, with its impressive pyramids. Atzompa isn’t too far away, and is also very impressive. On a good day with decent visibility, you can see the grand views of the region, though I wasn’t as lucky with the dusty weather when i was visiting. This town dates back to 7th century, and was a community outside Monte Alban. Both sites were almost empty when I visited, which is something I also wonder about and appreciate about Mexico, with most of those sites I feel like I’m a lone explorer findings those on my own for the first time.
There’s much to see in Atzompa, and there is clear signage that helps you get a feel for former life with illustrations of what took place where.