I am sure you remember the Lemmings video game. It was originally developed for the Comodore Amiga but in case you don’t know what I am talking about, you can play it online here.
Anyway, I had to think of the marching green-haired creatures when I saw the masses of tourists roaming through the vast area of Teotihuacán, Mexico. At 250 yards on a side and 200 feet tall, the Pyramid of the Sun is the third largest pyramid in the world and as you can see, nobody wants to miss the opportunity to say “Yep, I climbed all the way to the top”.
Believing a great article of travelandleisure.com, about 1.9 mio tourists visit the archeological park close to Mexico City every year. This makes Teotihuacán the ninth most visited ancient ruin in the world, leaving Machu Picchu (#18), Angkor Wat (#20) and Petra (#24) way behind. The world’s most visited ancient ruin is obviously the Great Wall in China, the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt are ranked number six with more than double as many tourists wandering the desert every year than those visiting Teotihuacán.