A clueless yet enthusiastic tourist faced massive heat after she climbed up the sacred Mayan temple of Kukulcán, also known as El Castillo, in Mexico.

Witnesses expressed shock as well as anger when they spotted her dancing on the stairs of the temple in Chichén Itzá on Monday. A video of the incident went viral on social media, showing the woman, a Spanish national, messing around before she bore the repercussions of her actions.

The assembled crowd was seen subjecting her to humiliation by pouring water on her and trying to yank her hat off her head. They also hurled insults at her in Spanish that roughly translated to "idiot" and "a—hole," NYPost reported.

Once on top of the temple, the woman gyrated her hips and waved her arms in what appeared to be celebratory moves. She also ducked into the temple room for a few moments before coming down the 365 steps. However, these moves weren't appreciated by the mob who found them utterly disrespectful. Calls of "lock her up" and "jail, jail, jail" rang through the crowd. Moments later, the woman realized her adventure was short-lived.

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She was escorted by two personnel from the Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) away from the temple through an angry crowd who shouted and threw water at her, Riviera Maya News reported.

She was further arrested by Tinum Municipal Police and fined an unspecified amount. Penalties range between $2,500 to $5,000 depending on the severity of the damage to protected sites in Mexico, according to established laws.

The pyramid, which was built by the Mayan people between the 8th and 12th centuries AD, was named one of the new Seven Wonders of the World by UNESCO in 2007. Climbing the 98-foot-tall structure was allowed for visitors until 2008, following it was banned to protect the infrastructure from erosion, destruction, and vandalism.

In another incident that took place in January 2021, a woman was arrested for climbing the temple to reportedly fulfill her dead husband's wish of spreading his ashes at the site. In a statement to INAH, however, she denied throwing ashes or any other object at the monument.

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The Kukulkan Pyramid at the Chichen Itza archeologic site during the celebration of the Spring equinox 21 March, 2006 in Yucatan, southeastern Mexico. The left side of the pyramid creates the optical illusion of a snake's shadow. In 2015, archaeologists discovered cenote in the area. Recent months of exploration using imaging techniques led to the discovery of a secret underground passageway that could possibly lead to the entrance of the cenote. ELIZABETH RUIZ/AFP/Getty Images