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

A tourist provokes fury and is pelted with water bottles after inciting a crowd of angry locals when she scaled an ancient Mayan temple in Mexico.

  • Tourist climbed the steps at the Chichén Itzá archaeological site in Mexico
  • A crowd screamed and threw water at him as he descended the 91 steps
  • Climbing the steps of the pyramid has been prohibited since 2008

This is the moment a tourist unleashed a fury by climbing the steps of an ancient Mayan temple and inciting a mob of angry locals in Mexico.

The unnamed woman could be seen near the top of El Castillo, or Kukulcán Pyramid, in the Mexican state of Yucatán dancing as an angry crowd shouted insults at her from below.

Since 2008, it is forbidden to ascend the 25-meter pyramid of the archaeological site of Chichén Itzá, previously one of the most important centers of the Mayan civilization.

Once the woman descended the 91 steps, she was met by an angry mob chanting “jail, jail, jail” and “lock her up.” Bottles of water were thrown at her as she pushed through the crowd.

A tourist who climbed the steps of El Castillo (also known as the Kukulcan Pyramid) in Mexico without permission was pelted with water bottles by angry onlookers.  Climbing the steps of the pyramid at the Chichén Itzá archaeological site, formerly one of the most important centers of Mayan civilization, has been prohibited since 2008.

A tourist who climbed the steps of El Castillo (also known as the Kukulcan Pyramid) in Mexico without permission was pelted with water bottles by angry onlookers. Climbing the steps of the pyramid at the Chichén Itzá archaeological site, formerly one of the most important centers of Mayan civilization, has been prohibited since 2008.

In the video, which has been viewed more than four million times, a man who has climbed some of the steps appears to be asking the tourist to come down from the top of the temple. At the bottom, the crowd gathers around him and they can be seen shouting as he tries to get past.

Mobbed: The woman (on the right with blonde hair) was immediately surrounded by an angry mob, some throwing water at her.

In the video, which has been viewed more than four million times, it appears that a man who has climbed some of the steps asks the tourist to come down.

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

At the bottom, onlookers cluster around him and can be seen shouting as he tries to get past.

The mob throws his hat out of place and several people throw water from plastic bottles in his direction. Others around him are filming the scene with their mobile phones. The tourist was finally able to get away from the crowd, accompanied by security personnel from the archaeological site.

The mob throws his hat out of place and several people throw water from plastic bottles in his direction.

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

The tourist was finally able to get away from the crowd, accompanied by security personnel from the archaeological site.

The video gathered mixed responses on social media. “Well I’m glad this was the result because people really are disrespectful,” said one person. “Few things are more embarrassing than entitled tourists,” said another.

The Mexican Institute of Anthropology and History issued a statement a few hours after the video was broadcast on social networks, stating that the monument was not damaged.

The video gathered mixed responses on social media.

“Well I’m glad this was the result because people really are disrespectful,” said one person.

“Few things more shameful than entitled tourists,” said another.

Others went online to defend her.

“They still don’t have the right to touch her,” argued one person.