December 21, 2012 was a historical date. Social networking sites were flooded with hash tags and posts about the #endoftheworld. This is brought by the alleged prediction of the Mayan calendar that the world would have ended last December 21.
As we are all here today, the world apparently did not. For people who are eager to see the world, the place where Mayans live is really on top of the bucket list. Tourists have become more interested to learn about the Mayans, especially after December 21.
Mayans are now considered indigenous people and part of minority of the society. If you want to see the places where they live, you would have to go to some parts of southeastern Mexico or Latin American countries such as Guatemala.
Mayans form a distinct part of the modern community because they were able to preserve their culture. Until now, tourists who would offer a visit to Mayan communities would still see how traditional literature is still practiced by the Mayans. The set-up and organization of the Mayan tribes still follow the old-style manner of having a tribal leader who is the source of command to the members of the tribe.
Integration to the Modern Society
After December 21, people had condemned the Mayans for having brought the world an overwhelming fear. However, the tribal leader of the Mayans denied having imposed the calendar to the global community. He even mentioned that the calendar might have been misinterpreted.
Today, the focus of the Mayans will be how to integrate and cooperate with the modern form of government. Thus, tourists who go to the places where the Mayans live also play the role of opening the eyes of the Mayans to the way of living to those who live in urban communities and cities.