Our planet is filled with gorgeous destinations and wonders that we are dying to visit one day, but it turned out that not all of these places deserve a visit since it is going to literally make us die. Obviously, we keep on waiting impatiently for our vacation so we can fully enjoy it, and not end up dragging ourselves into danger.
Well, it is important to be safe and that’s why we should avoid dangerous destinations for once and for all. To help you, we have gathered the world’s 10 most dangerous tourist destinations, so your next trip will not end in disaster.
Death Valley, USA: The name of this destination is enough to tell you what you need to know. It is a stunning desert with the highest temperature ever recorded on earth. Basically, Death Valley is our planet’s hell.
It doesn’t matter how tough you are and how many times you survived the blazing sun, this place will exhaust you in a couple of minutes, and if you don’t have water, you will say goodbye to your life in 14 hours only.
The Danakil Desert, Eritrea: If we have to name one of the most brutal landscapes on earth, then it has to be the Danakil Desert in Africa. Its temperature is extremely high and it has many active volcanoes. Plus, there are geysers that constantly spit dangerous and toxic gases.
However, this destination still attracts numerous adventurers who want to experience hell on their own. Keep in mind that going there on your own without any experienced guide is completely forbidden.
Mount Washington, USA: If you want to witness the fastest winds on this planet, then head towards the summit of Mount Washington, even though we don’t recommend it at all. The highest speed that’s ever been recorded is 327 km/h (203 miles per hour).
The winds, however, are not the only concern of this destination. The weather is also extremely cold and the snow falls constantly and heavily. In general, it is one of the deadliest peaks in the world that you have to be far from as much as you can.
Sinabung Volcano, Indonesia: Sinabung is an active volcano that’s located in Sumatra, which is an Indonesian island. It erupts very frequently destroying everything it touches, including people’s homes and livelihood.
In fact, many villages and towns have been covered in lava many times already in 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2010. The latest one happened on February 27, 2016, ejecting a deadly cloud of stones, volcanic gas, and 2,500 meters-high of ash.
Snake Island (Ilha da Queimada Grande), Brazil: Somewhere off the coast of Brazil, there is a very dangerous island that most venomous snakes consider it home. In every square meter, you will find about five snakes.
There are many people who met death on that island because of these deadly predators, which made the Brazilian government to make a step and forbid all visitors from setting a foot in that land.
Madidi National Park, Bolivia: At first, this destination will look like a masterpiece, but it is still very dangerous due to the most aggressive and poisonous fauna in the world that live there. Only a small contact with the plants could lead to a rash, itching, and dizziness. Also, any small wound or cut you get can get immediately infected with tropical parasites.
Valley of Death, Russia: In the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, you will find its own Death Valley, and it is not that far from the popular Valleys of Geysers. There are high concentrations of toxic gases located in this destination that pose a very serious threat to all living beings, including plants.
Bikini Atoll, The Marshall Islands: It would be amazing to find a gorgeous island lost in the middle of an ocean. It is like finding paradise. But what if this paradise is already a home to nuclear testing programs?
Bikini Atoll is a radioactive wasteland after all, and the abnormally high level of radiation can actually lead to cancer.
After Depression, Ethiopia: One of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes is located in the far region of Ethiopia. There are earthquakes constantly shaking that land forming many deep chasms. The reason is Erta Ale volcano has 2 lava lakes in its summit crater, and the lava is constantly changing, which causes the land to shake up and down.
Lake Natron, Tanzania: Lake Natron could look like an incredible and unique landscape, but the lake is actually real and it has alkali salt crust on its surface. It is very dangerous to the point it kills any living being that comes close to it. So obviously, swimming in this red lake is prohibited.
But there is nothing to worry about since its strong, unpleasant smell of hydrogen sulfide will keep you as far as possible anyway.