Discriminatory Entry Policies

Sites that discriminate regarding entry on the grounds of Sex, Age, Religion or Nationality

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Bagerhat Khan Jahan's tomb - Men Only
Djenné Due to an unsavoury incident with an Italian fashion photography shoot, the great mosque is out of bounds for non-Muslim tourists.
Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain During the course of these rituals, access to the Main Ovoo of the Heaven is allowed only to a few Governmental officials from the state and from local authorities, designated shamans and some Buddhist lamas (monks). (nom file) - other areas also may need advice beforehand, see link
Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town Muslims and Jews are only allowed to enter "their" respective side of the Tomb apart from 10 days pa each when the other side is opened to them
Kathmandu Valley Most of Pashupatinath is closed to non-Hindus
Kii Mountain Range Area around Mount Omine and Ominesanji Temple is out of bounds to women.
Medina of Fez Great Kairaouine Mosque - Muslims only
Medina of Marrakesh Koutoubia mosque - Muslims only
Mijikenda Kaya Forests Sacred parts aren't open to 'strangers'
Mount Athos Men Only
Okinoshima Island No women allowed on Okinoshima Island
Old City of Jerusalem Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque - Muslims only
Sewell Mining Town For security reasons, the CODELCO company that runs the area only allows access to people between the ages of 7 and 70.


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