We love traveling and holidaying because it help us to relax and come back stress free! But beware, because looks might just be deceptive. These surprisingly dangerous vacation destinations in the world may seem like a good idea, but we have to think them twice. Here we mentioned for you some tourist destinations and activities that will get your heart racing.
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1. Mount Hua Shan – China
You have to have nerves of steel and guts to fool death when you take on the world’s most dangerous trail at Mount Hua.
Located in Huayin City, Mt. Huashan is one of the five sacred mountains of China. With an altitude of 7,087 feet, it is located 75miles east of Xian in Shaanxi province. Mt. Huashan is famous for its lofty peaks.
As you walk the cliff-side of the mountain, you are left to walk on the plank path walk by hooking and unhooking yourself to the various cables until you reach the end of the skywalk. You are clinging to life while walking on rickety planks that are just 12 inches wide.
This is one of the most dangerous and terrifying trails in the world. Hope that view is worth it!
2. Villarrica Volcano – Chile
If regular bungee jumping is too boring for you, then you should check out bungee jumping at the Villarrica Volcano in Chile. At Villarrica, you are jumping directly into the crater of a volcano. And guess what?? The volcano is active!
The “Volcano Bungee” was set up for an MTV reality series, but demand brought the opportunity to the general public – for a price. There’s a US$10,000 price tag for the jump, which also includes a day of whitewater rafting and a day of chilling out in the local hot springs. Yowza.
The helicopter takes off about 35 miles away and flies into the crater, where a 350-ft bungee cord drops the jumper within 700 feet of red-hot molten lava.
After staring a red-hot fiery death in the face, the helicopter swoops back to the airport, letting you ride the long-line back at 80 mph over one of Chile’s most picturesque natural settings.
3. El Caminito Del Rey – Spain
In English, EL Caminito Del Rey translates to “the King’s little pathway” and they are not kidding.
EL Caminito Del Rey is a little walkway that is pinned to the side of a steep and narrow gorge in the province of Málaga, Spain.
Parts of the walkway were closed for over a decade due to the poor condition of the walkway and after there were two deaths in 1999 and 2000. It reopened in 2015, but there are still other parts partially collapsed, making it a dangerous visit for tourists.
4. Yosemite National Park’s Half-Dome – California, USA
Half Dome is one of the ultimate day hikes – the one you can’t die without doing, and the one you’re most likely to die while doing. Yosemite Valley has more documented rock falls than any other similarly sized area, with about 40-70 rock falls each year. Most of those rock falls are small, but every year there will be at least one occurrence of several hundred cubic meters, and every 10 years, there will be a rock fall in the tens of thousands of cubic meters.
On 3rd July 2015, a slab of rock shaped like an isosceles triangle: 200 feet tall, 100 feet wide and about 10 feet thick, weighing about five million pounds fell. To a seasoned climber on the route, the disappearance of this much rock would be as shocking as a New Yorker casually walking down 5th Avenue and seeing the Flatiron building had vanished. There have been more than 20 deaths on Half Dome itself, and if you count the trail leading up to Half Dome, the number leaps to more than 60. With time, since the crowd hiking here has become high, the park service has instituted a permit system.
5. Poison Garden – England
Famous for being shot as the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizadry in the first two Harry Potter films, Alnwick Castle is also home to the Alnwick Poison Garden. The poison garden is a sinister botanical wonderland that is home to 100 of the world’s most lethal plants. Tourists have fallen ill and fainted here, having flouted stern advice to not smell or touch anything that grows inside.
Visitors can see up close — but not too close — the deadly and intoxicating plants and discover the science and history behind them, as well as the myth and legendry that gave them their infamy. These species are so genuinely dangerous, that the groundskeepers have to wear gloves and take extra precautions when tending to the gardens.
6. Chernobyl Tours – Ukraine
When an explosion tore through Reactor 4 of the Chernobyl power plant on April 26, 1986, it was the worst nuclear accident the world had ever seen. Clouds of highly radioactive particles were released into the air during an attempted routine shutdown of the power plant.
Since the accident, people have wondered what the area looks like. To quench this curiosity, there are now Chernobyl walking tours that offer the once-in-a-lifetime experience of exploring the old site. Today, the number of tourists seeking to head deep into Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone, a 30-kilometer radius of contaminated land around the power plant, supports several tour firms.
Visitors are warned against touching any objects or vegetation, or even sitting on the ground. Leaving the site is also highly regulated. Body scanners test for high levels of radiation. If the scanner alarm sounds, guards sweep the individual for radioactive dust before they’re allowed to leave.
7. Mount Everest – Nepal & Tibet
Located in the mountain range in Nepal and Tibet, mount Everest is the world’s highest mountain, people all over the world have been trying to climb its since 1953.
But just because it’s frequented by hundreds of people each year, it doesn’t mean that it’s safe.
About 280 people have died attempting to climb Mount Everest. Avalanches, rockslides, blizzards, falls, altitude sickness, freezing temperatures, exhaustion and combinations thereof have all proven fatal, particularly in the so-called “death zone” above 26,000 feet. Since getting them down is grueling and dangerous, most of the corpses remain up there. They are well preserved in the snow and apparently serve as trail markers for climbers who pass by.
8. Praia De Boa Viagem – Brazil
Brazil began keeping track of shark attacks in 1992. About 60 people have been attacked since then. Many of these attacks have occurred at Praia De Boa Viagem. Praia De Boa Viagem is one of the most popular tourist spots in Brazil with sandy beaches and picture-perfect water, appealing to tourists all over the world.
Before you think that this is not a big deal, let me tell you that over 1/3rd of the attacks have resulted in death. Surfing has been banned off the coastline because of the alarming number of non-fatal attacks. The high number of attacks is blamed on overdevelopment and overfishing in the area, leading to sharks having less and less natural resources to eat.
9. Colorado river – Colorado, USA
The Colorado River System, one of the biggest rivers in the Southwestern United States, is a 1,450-mile river that encompasses parts of seven US, and two Mexican, states. No matter which state the river is running through, it has become one of the most popular spots for whitewater rafting and other water-related activities. But accidents and fatalities have been common with white water rafters.
In 2007 alone, there were 12 fatalities and over 176 injuries. In 2014, the death toll rose to 17, plus hundreds of injuries.
The dangers are attributed to rising waters from melting snowcaps and glaciers which are causing the waters to become exceedingly dangerous and unstable.
Source: TopAmazing Channel
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