Two other areas deserve mention in this discussion of Tikal’s archaeological highlights. You’ll find them shortly after entering the park, on a path bearing right after passing the ticket control booth. Complex Q and Complex R comprise two sets of Tikal’s twin-temple complexes built by Yax Ain II to commemorate the passing of a katun. One of the pyramids at Complex Q has been restored with its corresponding stelae repositioned in front of it. The best of these, Stela 22, can be seen at the Museo Lítico and depicts Yax Ain II’s ascension to the throne. The temple here dates to A.D. 771.
Farther west, as you approach the Maler Causeway, is Complex R, another twin- pyramid complex dating to A.D. 790.