Everybody loves to visit new places. However there a number of locations around the world which will give you nightmares. You will forget your sleep after watching some uncanny attractions. Here are the top 20 dangerous tourist attractions in the world.
1. Mount Huashan
The Plank Walk on China’s Mount Hua is considered by many as one of the most dangerous hikes in the world. Hikers walk across a few planks of wood bolted into the side of a 7,000-foot peak to reach a small shrine. While the hikers are harnessed, it is still a terrifying adventure to many who dare. The amazing fact is, this dangerous tourist attraction is considered one of China’s five sacred mountains and is one of the most popular tourist attractions and pilgrimage sites for Chinese people.
2. Hiking Trolltunga
This dangerous tourist attraction is Norway’s most spectacular hiking destinations. But it is one of the most dangerous and hardest hiking destinations on earth. The estimated trekking time is 7–10 hours. Signs along the trail show the remaining distance to both Trolltunga and back to the trailhead. There are several options for traveling by bus, and every route takes you via the village of Odda in Hardanger. On this dangerous holiday spot, a 24-year-old Australian girl fell off the Troll’s Tongue and died.
3. Devile Pool – Victoria Falls
Devil’s Pool is located atop Victoria Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in the world. The pool has long been a top “must-explore” tourist destination on the travel bucket list of many adventure lovers. Devil’s Pool is located in the Zambezi River, along the Zambia-Zimbabwe border. Here, tourists swim dangerously close to the tipping point of the falls, only prevented from falling by a slippery, submerged lip of rock.
4. End Road
This most dangerous tourist destination in Bolivia is known as “End Road” for all of the reasons you’d guess. Driving up or down this 43-mile switchback is extremely perilous due to fog, landslides, cascades, and cliffs that drop 2,000 feet at every turn. The road hardly gets wider than 10 feet. Multiple crucifixes spot the ground as memorials to those who have perished there.
5. Trift Bridge
It is the only suspension bridge of the longest walkway in the Swiss Alps. Beside the long trek, the view here may also weaken some people’s knees. It is suspended 330 feet from the valley floor and 560 meters in length. This is only the second bridge located in the beautiful valley with its dazzling landscape. In 2004, a huge hydroelectric plant was built under Trift Glacier. The plant collected and controlled the runoff from the glacier. A bridge was needed to reach the power plant below the glacier and so this precariously positioned structure was built. However it is not considered as dangerous as the glass bridge in china.
6. Kokoda and Black cat Trails
This dangerous tourist destination is a challenging 58km Papua New Guinea Adventure that runs between Salamaua and Wau in the Morobe Province. It is a forgotten World War 2 trail that passes through some of the toughest and most hazardous terrains in the world. Australian Diggers have often been heard describing the Black Cat Track as the hardest slog they have ever done. In fact, the Black Cat Tracks are harder than the Kokoda Tracks.
1. The Elephant Kingdom in Chonburi
This tourist attraction is in Thailand. An elephant camp owner and a mahout were charged with recklessly causing end and injuries after an elephant terminated a Chinese tour guide and injured two tourists. This happened in the Elephant Kingdom in Chonburi, Thailand. Considered the world’s most terrifying tourist attraction, the attraction was shut down after disturbing photos emerged of tourists balanced on a raft feeding meat – to crocodiles. They used flimsy canes to dangle lumps of beef over the jaws of the reptiles – which then leaped from the water to take their lunch.
2. Heaven’s Gate
This holiday destination is located at the top of Tianmen Mountain, 24,500 feet above the city of Zhangjiajie in China’s Hunan province. The 999 steps lead visitors to Tianmen Cave, which is the world’s highest naturally formed arch. Visitors can get there using the cable car, or choose the harder way – the 999 steps. Land Rover alleges that the Range Rover Sport is the first SUV to reach Heaven’s Gate.
3. Grand Canyon National Park
This dangerous place has between 15 to 20 fatalities and 300 search and rescue incidents reported per year. The most common causes of end are airplane crashes, falls, and dangerous environmental conditions such as overheating or drowning. Grand Canyon is in the northwest corner of Arizona, close to the borders of Utah and Nevada. The Colorado River, which flows through the canyon, drains water from seven states, but the feature we know as Grand Canyon is entirely in Arizona.
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