Despite being banned, a daring tourist climbed one of Mexico’s famous Mayan pyramids, angering locals and other visitors to the sacred site.
Footage of a recent incident at the famous archaeological site of Chichen Itza in Mexico, where a female tourist climbed one of the pyramids, appeared on social networks.
The ancient Mayan pyramids are closed or fenced off to the public, they can only be viewed from a distance, and a special permit is required to climb them. But that didn’t stop the blonde tourist, who crossed the fence and climbed the steep stairs.
Soon after, she was escorted off the pyramid by a security guard, and at the bottom she was met by an angry crowd, who were not at all impressed with what she was doing. When she tried to get past, water and garbage were thrown at her, someone even haired her, and many shouted that she should be closed.
El Castillo, or the Temple of Kukulcan, is the central and most famous building of the Chichen Itza site, a sacred place of the Mayan civilization. The pyramid is 30 meters high, and 365 steps lead to the top, symbolizing the number of days in the year. Climbing it has been prohibited since 2008, after several tourists were injured or even died falling down the steep stairs.
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