Tourist booed and mobbed after climbing an ancient pyramid in Mexico | world news

A tourist has gone viral after a TikTok video captured her entering the ancient Mayan temple of Kukulcan in Mexico and a crowd of locals booing her in the process.

The blonde woman was filmed climbing the 91 steps remotely despite the public being banned from climbing the 79ft structure at the Chichen Itza archaeological site.

She was seen posing and dancing atop the pyramid, known as El Castillo, before being ushered into the angry crowd by a security guard.

Photo: Angela Lopeze/Tik Tok

A closer clip showed her reaching the top where she appeared to enter the monument before giving another wave and dancing.

Furious locals were filmed pulling her hair, shoving her and showering her with water bottles as she pushed her way through the crowds.

Some were heard shouting “Out”, “Lock her up” and “Jail!”

TikToker Angela Lopeze posted the footage with the caption, “That’s why you don’t disrespect historic Mayan pyramids.”

Photo: Angela Lopeze/Tik Tok
The woman was booed by a large crowd as she scaled the historic site. Photo: Angela Lopeze/Tik Tok

Another person who filmed the incident said the act showed “disrespect”.

El Castillo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the public has been prohibited from climbing it since 2008.

It was built by the pre-Columbian Maya civilization between the 8th and 12th centuries AD and served as a temple to the deity of Kukuclan.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

GreenLeaf Tw2sl