Traveling enthusiasts are always eager for unusual places to explore and add something new to their travel dairy. There are some amazing places around the world worth visiting. From the World Heritage List alone, you’ll find 981 of them, and most bucket lists include places like Stonehenge, Machu Picchu, and the Pyramids of Giza. They’re great, but there are a few more unusual, magical, magical, and even bizarre places you may not have known existed that are sure to be on your bucket list. Here are some of the weirdest places you can definitely pay a visit to, and it’s far from it.
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This is not your dad’s list of tourist attractions. Some are illegally entered and some are in some remote locations. Some unusual places are here, let us know what is the most unusual for you.
The Lost World Cave is perhaps one of the coolest places to go, aptly named, and one of my favorite memories of exploration. This open cave system in Waitomo, New Zealand requires a 100-meter descent into a fertile prehistoric field that time forgot. Once inside, this subterranean valley leads to smaller caves that you have to trek, stroll and swim to enter. So you’ll find glowworms, fossil whale bones, and maybe some spiders all over the cave. The only way to get into Waitomo Adventure is with the crazy guys who will be your guide to one of the coolest adventures in New Zealand.
Located off the coast of Isla Mujeres in Mexico, it is one of the most unusual dive sites in the world. British sculptor Jason Deckers Taylor created more than 500 mannequins modeled on the island’s natives and placed them in the water as part of an installation exploring the thematic relationship between man and nature. part. Over time, the sculptures capture people in various locations and become part of the ocean, with coral and algae growing on top of the concrete. In this sense, the numbers are alive. When the water is a little hazy and visibility is poor, it can get really spooky when the numbers seem to pop in.
It’s a bit indescribable. Is this an amusement park and playground inside an old abandoned salt mine in Romania? In fact, that’s exactly what it is. Deep in the Turda Salt Mine is this wonderful attraction, including a Ferris wheel, mini-golf, and boats you can ride around the small lake. There’s something about the air there, knowing you’re playing ping pong deep in the earth, which immediately made this place your go-to when you are traveling in Romania. Besides following Vlad The Impaler, also known as Dracula, which is the main reason to came to this country.
Another place is frozen in time. For millions of years, nature has used only wind and water to shape this landscape between the Arizona and Utah borders. Before you enter and head to Kanab, please know that they only allow 20 visitors per day. Only 20! 10 points are allocated through a 4-month advance lottery system, and another 10 points are allocated through a morning lottery at 9:00 a.m. on the land laid out in Khanna the previous day. If you’re one of the lucky few, you’ll have an amazing surprise that not many people have seen with their own eyes.
High in the middle of the Balkan Mountains in central Bulgaria is an abandoned communist complex. In the heyday of communism, leaders would gather in this building that looked like a UFO from the outside. It has been abandoned for over 20 years and is closed to the public, mainly because it is constantly disintegrating, posing a potential danger to everyone who enters. To enter, you have to slide right through the broken hatch that is locked from the building’s entrance. Note the stray reinforcement emerging from the concrete. On windy days, metal can jump off the roof. Proceed with caution and at your own risk.
At the end of the 18th century, the remains of more than 6 million people were moved every night from redundant cemeteries around Paris to underground caves that were part of the Paris tunnel network. Rather than just dump the bones out there and call it a night, arrange the bones into some kind of museum. Strangely, despite being surrounded by skulls and bones on all sides, there is a beautiful and soothing feeling as you walk through the catacombs.
For fans of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies, this is a dream come true. The Hobbiton village used in the film was permanently moved to nearby Hamilton, New Zealand. In the morning, when the dust is flying and the Hobito lights are on, you feel like you should be quiet and keep the amateurs from waking up. The sets are surprisingly realistic. The gardens and vegetables are real and you can even visit some hobbit slot machines.
The only place in the world you know, where you can swim in a lake surrounded by an endless assortment of jellyfish that never die. This is an amazing place in Palau called Jellyfish Lake, you can fly 2 hours from the Philippines or 4 hours from Tokyo. For thousands of years, the golden jellyfish was trapped in this lake while eating glaciers, feeding on the lake’s algae, losing radiation it no longer needs. Swimming here is absolutely safe and one of the most authentic views in the world. It’s also a great way to get rid of your fear of jellyfish. Check out my post on spending time with a million jellyfish to learn more about this place.
The Angkor Wat temples in Cambodia are one of the most famous temple complexes in the world, but consider the lesser-known Bagan temples in Myanmar are more interesting. At the height of the Burmese Empire, there were more than 10,000 temples and Buddhist halls. Today that number is closer to 4,000 but just as impressive. From the top of a hot air balloon or elevated temple, you can watch the sunrise and illuminate the endless vistas of the temples on either side. Ride an electric bike to explore. You can walk for miles and find temples that are not around.
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