We traveled to Tikal on a day tour from Belize and had already visited some of Belize’s Mayan ruins.
To the east is Tikal Temple I, the Temple of the Great Jaguar, which was built for the king and completed by his son.
To the west is Tikal Temple II, which was built by the king in honor of his wife.
We left the Great Plaza and made our way through more ancient Mayan ruins to Tikal Temple V, which we climbed using some very steep wooden stairs.
Temple V does provide a great view of the other pyramids of Tikal, and yet these aren’t the views you’re looking for.
We continued on to Tikal Temple IV, the tallest building in Tikal at 212 feet and which was completed in 741 AD. This is where you see the view from Star Wars, with Temple I, Temple II, and Temple V peeking out from above the rainforest tree line.
We were especially impressed with Antonio because he carried around a huge book full of Mayan history, using it to show us information about the Mayan calendar and explain Tikal history.
Source: Travel the World