In the XXI century it seems incredible that there are still places in the world that are forbidden for women . Most of these corners do not allow access to the female sex for religious reasons, although there are also other reasons that influence this type of prohibition.
Today at Vuela Viajes we want to talk to you precisely about those places that you will not be able to access if you are a woman. Without a doubt, it is information that will be the most useful when planning a trip.
First of all, we want to tell you about Mount Athos, Greece, one of the most impenetrable places in Europe. And it is that beyond being a forbidden place for both women and female animals, men need a special permit to access. Furthermore, it is a very difficult permit to obtain. The origin of this prohibition dates from the middle of the 11th century, when the Byzantine emperor decided not to allow women to access this sacred area in order not to tempt the men who lived there. Declared a World Heritage Site since 1998, Mount Athos remains inaccessible to women. In fact, women must be 500 meters from this place.
Greece also may be called a local Kafenion where the entry of women is also prohibited. Here, older men gather after work to play cards, drink beer, ouzo, retsina or black coffee, and chat. Most of these sites are in small villages in Athens.
Another mount that prohibits the entry of women is Mount Omine, a sacred mountain that has a Buddhist temple on top, about 5,640 meters high. Declared a World Heritage Site in 2004, this place has a sign at the entrance that specifies the prohibition, due to the same reason as on Mount Athos: to avoid the temptation of the monks. In fact, in the last 1,300 years only men have accessed the place. If you have the opportunity to visit the area, you should know that there are guides who offer excursions through the mountains that border this place.
Although it is not forbidden to enter Saudi Arabia if you are a woman, it is true that it is recommended to be accompanied by a male person. Also, it is important that you bear in mind that in this country women are not allowed to drive. In addition, women are prohibited from swinging , as it can incite men to sexually abuse them, hold paid jobs and travel alone.
Haji Ali Dargah
Another forbidden religious site for women is the Haji Ali Dargah Temple, located in Mumbai, India. Specifically, they are not allowed access to the tomb where Pir Ají Ali Bujhari is located, since according to the Sharia , known in the West as Muslim law, the mixture of men and women in any place is prohibited, in addition to not being allowed visit to the graves for female persons. This action was taken after in 2005 a woman approached this shrine dressed inappropriately. On the other hand, it is important to know that many Hindu temples prohibit the entry of women who are menstruating.
Although there are other places in the world forbidden for women (Italian clubs, Mlimadji beach in the Comoros Islands, a Maori museum, a gay hotel in Nice …) we want to end by talking about an attraction that is in a water park in Bavaria, Germany . We are referring to Galaxy, an attraction that has caused injuries to the genital areas of some women when sliding at 50 km / h, for which it was prohibited by those responsible for the complex.