Dancing in a sacred pyramid in Mexico or naked in front of the sphinx: the 6 most embarrassing tourists of 2022

  • Ricardo Senra
  • BBC World Service

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A tourist was shaken by the crowd and highly criticized on social networks for illegally climbing the Kukulcán pyramid in Mexico.

They are in the minority, but they are loud, offensive, and occasionally dangerous and damaging as well.

As tourism picks up again (thanks to the lifting of many covid restrictions), so do the enticing headlines about tourists misbehaving around the globe.

One of the most recent has been that of a woman who illegally climbed the top of a mayan pyramid nearly 1,000 years old in Mexico, before being mobbed by an angry mob and then escorted out by security agents, an instant viral hit on TikTok.

As the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) asks visitors to “behave as they do at home”, we take a look at the most embarrassing tourist behavior in this 2022:

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