Iconic Australian natural monument, Uluru Rock, also known as Ayers Rock, will have banned the climbing activities that many travelers usually perform. The Natural Park Board which houses the historic site, located in the middle of the Australian Outback, has passed the ban on practice due to the historical and cultural importance of the site for the Aborigines.
The ban will only apply in October 2019, but there are already signs in place asking people not to climb the rock, in respect of the traditions of the Aboriginal community of Anangu. But not everyone respects the recommendation.
“It’s an extremely important place, not a playground or theme park like DIsneyland,” reprimanded board chairman Sammy Wilson, who is also part of the Anangu. According to him, for some time the Aboriginal community has sought to stop the exploration of Uluru, but there is pressure against the movement due to the tourist importance of the monument.
The date chosen for the definitive banning of the climb, 26 October 2019, was set to mark the 34th anniversary of the day Unesco made Uluru a world heritage site.
Source: Panrotas / Travel Mole