Female tourist pelted with water bottles after climbing El Castillo Mayan temple in Mexico

Female tourist sparks fury and is pelted with water bottles after goading crowd of angry locals when she scaled an ancient Mayan temple in Mexico

  • The tourist climbed the steps at the Chichen Itza archaeological site 
  • A crowd shouted and threw water at her when she came down
  • Climbing the pyramid steps has been banned since 2008

A tourist who climbed the steps of El Castillo (aka the Pyramid of Kukulcán) in Mexico without permission had water bottles thrown at her by furious onlookers. 

Ascending the pyramid at the Chichen Itza archaeological site – formerly one of the most important centres of the Mayan civilisation – has been prohibited since 2008. 

The female tourist climbed the steps to the top of the 25-metre-tall temple with an angry crowd waiting for her at the bottom. 

There were chants of ‘jail, jail, jail’ and ‘lock her up’.

The female tourist climbed the 91 steps to the top of the temple with an angry crowd waiting for her at the bottom. There were chants of 'jail, jail, jail' and 'lock her up'

At the bottom she had water bottles thrown at her by furious onlookers. Ascending the pyramid steps at the Chichen Itza archaeological site has been prohibited since 2008

A tourist who climbed the steps of El Castillo (aka the Pyramid of Kukulcán) in Mexico without permission had water bottles thrown at her by furious onlookers. Ascending the pyramid steps at the Chichen Itza archaeological site – formerly one of the most important centres of the Mayan civilisation – has been prohibited since 2008

In the video, which has been view more than four million times, the tourist appears to be asked to come down by a man who has climbed some of the steps. 

As she makes her way down, the footage shows her dancing and waving her hat at the crowd below.

At the bottom, the onlookers gather round her and they can be seen shouting as she tries to get past.

In the video, which has been view more than four million times, the tourist appears to be asked to come down from the top of the temple by a man who has climbed some of the steps.

At the bottom of the pyramid steps, the crowd gather round her and they can be seen shouting as she tries to get past.

In the video, which has been view more than four million times, the tourist appears to be asked to come down from the top of the temple by a man who has climbed some of the steps. At the bottom, the crowd gather round her and they can be seen shouting as she tries to get past.

Her hat is knocked out of place by the mob and various people throw water from plastic bottles in her direction.

Others around her are filming the scene with their mobile phones.

Her hat is knocked out of place by the mob and various people throw water from plastic bottles in her direction. Others around her are filming the scene with their mobile phones. The tourist was finally able to move away from the crowd, accompanied by the security staff of the archaeological site

Her hat is knocked out of place by the mob and various people throw water from plastic bottles in her direction.

Others around her are filming the scene with their mobile phones. 

The tourist was finally able to move away from the crowd, accompanied by the security staff of the archaeological site.

The Mexican Institute of Anthropology and History issued a statement a few hours after the video was released on social media, noting that the monument had not been damaged

 The Mexican Institute of Anthropology and History issued a statement a few hours after the video was released on social media, noting that the monument had not been damaged

The video gathered mixed responses on social media. 'Good, I'm glad this was the outcome cause people really are disrespectful,' one person said. 'Few things more embarrassing than entitled tourists,' said another

 The video gathered mixed responses on social media. ‘Good, I’m glad this was the outcome cause people really are disrespectful,’ one person said. ‘Few things more embarrassing than entitled tourists,’ said another

Others took to defend her. 'They still have no right to touch her,' one person said

Others took to defend her. ‘They still have no right to touch her,’ one person said

The Mexican Institute of Anthropology and History issued a statement a few hours after the video was released on social media, noting that the monument had not been damaged. 

The video gathered mixed responses on social media. 

‘Good, I’m glad this was the outcome cause people really are disrespectful,’ one person said.

‘Few things more embarrassing than entitled tourists,’ said another.

Others took to defend her.

‘They still have no right to touch her,’ one person argued.

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