Once again, there was a moment of tension in the archaeological zone of Chichén Itzá, when once again a tourist tried to climb the stairs of the Kukulcán Castle. It is a pre-Hispanic historical site but very touristy in the Yucatan peninsula, in Mexico.
Committing this infraction means violating the rules of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), that prohibits climbing the pyramid because it is a protected site and considered one of the new seven wonders of the modern world. For this reason, the reaction of local residents when seeing that foreign tourists try to break with current regulations is explained.
A few days ago it went viral on social networks how a visitor of Polish origin violated the security of the place and managed to climb some steps of the pyramid. When he was finally brought to the foot of the monument, a man was waiting for him with a stick in hand.
The video recorded by others present in the place showed how he “adjusted” it with a rather long device: the tourist was leaving the place when he received a couple of blunt blows to the body.
“The tourist who went up the west steps of the Castle without permission this Saturday, January 28, was arrested and after 12 hours of administrative arrest he was released”José Arturo Chab Cárdenas, head of the INAH-Yucatán Center, explained to the EFE news agency.
In November of last year, a very similar moment was experienced with a tourist from Tijuana who tried to do exactly the same thing, but it did not reveal what kind of punishment she received.
Look how tense the moment was!