Not Every Travel Destination Means Relaxing On White Sand Beaches Or Exploring Ancient Towns. Crime, Weather, Disease, And Corruption Make Some Countries Riskier Locations For Tourists. These Destinations Remain Popular Tourist Spots Despite The Dangers They Present. We Have Listed Some Of The Most Beautiful And Dangerous Places In The World. If You Are Ready For Some Serious Adventure, These Places Are Meant For You. If You’d Like Your Holiday To Come With A Side Of Danger, These Places Are Just For You.
We’ll Look At Top 10 Dangerous Places That Are Still On The List Of Must-sees For The Adventurous Traveler.
10. Lake Natron, Tanzania
Lake Natron, Lake In Northern Tanzania On The Border With Kenya, Lying In The East African Rift System, 70 Miles (113 Km) Northwest Of Arusha. The Lake Is 35 Miles (56 Km) Long And 15 Miles (24 Km) Wide And Contains Salt, Soda, And Magnesite Deposits. Temperatures At The Lake Are Frequently Above 40 °C (104 °f). High Levels Of Evaporation Have Left Behind Natron (Sodium Carbonate Decahydrate) And Trona (Sodium Sesquicarbonate Dihydrate). The Alkalinity Of The Lake Can Reach A Ph Of Greater Than 12. The Surrounding Bedrock Is Composed Of Alkaline, Sodium-dominated Trachyte Lavas That Were Laid Down During The Pleistocene Period. The Lavas Have Significant Amounts Of Carbonate But Very Low Calcium And Magnesium Levels. This Has Allowed The Lake To Concentrate Into A Caustic Alkaline Brine. For Obvious Reasons, Swimming In This Lake Is Strictly Prohibited, And The Strong Odor Of Hydrogen sulphide coming From Lake’s Surface Won’t Let You Admire The Stunning Scenery For Long.
9. Afar Depression AKA Afar Triangle, Ethiopia
In Eastern Africa, In The Afar Region Of Ethiopia, A Nearly Barren Rockscape Marks The Location Of The Meeting Place Of Three Separate Pieces Of The Earth’s Crust. The Afar Triangle Is A Geological Depression Caused By The Afar Triple Junction, Which Is Part Of The Great Rift Valley In East Africa. The Awash River Is The Main Waterflow Into The Region, But It Runs Dry During The Annual Dry Season, And Ends As A Chain Of Saline Lakes. The Northern Part Of The Afar Depression Is Also Known As The Danakil Depression. The Lowlands Are Affected By Heat, Drought, And Minimal Air Circulation, And Contain The Hottest Places Of Anywhere On Earth.
8. Elephant Kingdom in Chonburi, Thailand
The Elephant Kingdom Park In Thailand Was Locally Famous For Allowing Hundreds Of Visitors Annually To Go Out On The Water And Feed Their Crocodiles. Tourists Can Enter Up To About 15 People On The Simple Boat. There Are Around 4008 Savage Crocodiles Living In Elephant Kingdom Captivity, But For The Fishing Location The Crocodiles Only Number Around Hundreds. The Shocking Scenes Took Place At The Elephant Kingdom, In Pattaya, Thailand. Whilst The Tourists Don’t Appear Fazed By The Dangerous Conditions, Concerns Were Raised When A Photo Was Posted To Twitter. The Thai Fisheries Department Were Forced To Act Quickly And Shut Down The Farm To Investigate.
7. Bikini Atoll, The Marshall Islands
Bikini Atoll Is A Micronesian Island Chain Located About Halfway Between Hawaii And Australia, And Is What Should Be A Heavenly Place On Earth. After Dropping Atomic Bombs On The Japanese Cities Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki In 1945, Effectively Ending World War 2, The United States Decided To Test More Radioactive Weapons. The First Two Bombs, Called Able And Baker, Were Tested On Bikini Atoll In 1946 And Kicked Off A 12-year Period Of Nuclear Testing On The Bikini And Enewetak Atolls, During Which The U.S. Tested 67 Nuclear Weapons. The Levels On Bikini And Naen Islands Were So High. The Islands Are Safe To Visit So Long As Outside Food And Water Are Consumed.
6. Valley of Death, Kamchatka, Russia
Death Valley On The Kamchatka Peninsula Is Located In The Upper Of The River Geyser At The “Toe” Of The Volcano Kikhpinych. The Total Area Is Only 2 Km Long And 500 Meters Wide. Volcanologists Have Collected A Lot Of Samples And Analyzes, And Made A Lot Of Conclusions And Results. All This Time They Were Trying To Figure Out The Natural Component Of Gas (Mofetil), “The Ruling” In The Valley. At This Point, It Was Found A Huge Number Of Animals And Birds Were Dying In A Deadly Land. Thanks To The Work Done, The Scientists Found Out Periods When Died Those Or Other Kinds Of Animals. Mystery Death Valley On The Kamchatka Peninsula Has Not Yet Been Solved By Scientists From Around The World. It Is Also Dangerous, Deadly, Bloodthirsty And Inexplicable. Despite All This, The Anomalous Zone Is Incredibly Popular Among Tourists Coming To The Kronotsky Nature Reserve.
5. Madidi National Park, Bolivia
Madidi National Park Is Located In The Upper Amazon River Basin Of Northern Bolivia, Close To The Borders Of Peru And Brazil. It Was Established In 1995 And Encompasses A Total Area Of 18,958 Square Kilometers. Due To Its Status As A Protected Conservation Area As Well As Its Unique Natural Topography. The Park Is Home To 272 Species Of Mammals, 1,254 Species Of Birds, 496 Species Of Fish, 213 Species Of Amphibians, 204 Species Of Reptiles, 120,000 Species Of Insects And Over 20,000 Different Species Of Plants. The Park Is Also Home To 46 Indigenous Communities From Six Different Tribes, Many Of Which Still Practice Ancient Amazonian Traditions.
The Scenery Looks Amazing And A Perfect Picturesque Location But If You Go Behind The Picture This Place Is Home To The Most Poisonous And Aggressive Fauna In The World. If You Get In Contact With Any Of The Plants Growing In This Park Can Cause Severe Itching, Rash And Dizziness.
4. Ilha da Queimada Grande AKA Snake Island, Brazil
Ilha Da Queimada Grande, Brazil. Also Known As Snake Island. First Hidden Somewhere Off The Coast Of Brazil, This Island Is Widely Recognized As The Most Dangerous Place On The Planet. The Reason For This Is Quite Simple — This Place Is Full Of One Of The Most Venomous Snakes In The World. Researchers Estimate That About Five Snakes Per Square Meter Live On The Island. There Are Several Stories Of People Succumbing To The Deadly Predators In No Time At All. One Of These Stories Recalls A Lighthouse Keeper Who Was Attacked By The Snakes And Died. Snake Island’s Lighthouse Has Been Automated Ever Since That Fatality, And The Brazilian Government Has Prohibited Any Visitors From Setting Foot There.
3. Sinabung Volcano, Indonesia
This Is An Active Volcano Situated On The Indonesian Island Of Sumatra. Eruptions Occur Here Very Frequently, Often Leaving Thousands Of People Without Shelter Or Livelihood. The Nearby Towns And Villages Have Been Completely Covered In Lava And Ash Several Times Already: In 2010, 2013, 2014 And 2015. The Latest Explosion Occurred February 27, 2016. That Eruption Ejected A Deadly Cloud Of Volcanic Gas, Stones, And Ash To A Height Of 2,500 Meters. And No One Knows What Will Happen There Tomorrow.
2. Mount Washington, USA
The Mountain Is Located In The Presidential Range Of The White Mountains, In New Hampshire. The Mountain Slopes Lie Within The Boundaries Of Several Unincorporated Townships, With The Summit Itself Lying In The Township Of Sargent’s Purchase. While Nearly The Whole Mountain Is In The White Mountain National Forest, An Area Of 60.3 Acres Surrounding And Including The Summit Is Occupied By Mount Washington State Park.
The Summit Of Mount Washington Holds The World Record For The Fastest Winds On The Surface Of The Earth. The Highest Recorded Speed Here Is 203 Miles Per Hour (327 Km/H).Mount Washington Is One Of The World’s Deadliest Peaks. The Loads That The Human Body Experiences At The Top Of It Can Be Compared To The Ones It Would Experience On The Peak Of Mount Everest.
1. Death Valley, USA
Death Valley, structural depression primarily in Inyo county, southeastern California, U.S. It is the lowest, hottest, and driest portion of the North American continent. Death Valley is about 140 miles (225 km) long, trends roughly north-south, and is from 5 to 15 miles (8 to 24 km) wide.
This stunning desert holds the record for the highest temperature ever recorded on our planet — 134 °F (56.7 °C). No matter how tough you are, the blazing sun and searing heat of Death Valley will make you exhausted very quickly. Without water, you can live here for only 14 hours.
So If You’re Planning On Traveling To One Of Them, Be Sure To Be Aware Of The Risks And Take Reasonable Precautions.