9 most terrifying destinations in the world

Articles Jul 11, 2020 12:21

From hell-like amusement parks to snake-filled islands, these are the scariest places in the world.

9 most terrifying destinations in the world

Gates of Hell - Darvaza Gas Crater, Derweze, Province of Ahal, Turkmenistan

9 most terrifying destinations in the world

This is the name given by locals to a 70-meter-wide crater in the middle of the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan. When Soviet scientists began searching for oil and gas in 1971, they accidentally drilled a methane reserve. The rig collapsed, forming a crater and releasing dangerous gas out. The scientists decided to burn the methane gas, creating a strabnge compound that has kept it burning for more than 40 years.

Yungas Road, Bolivia

9 most terrifying destinations in the world

The Yungas road from La Paz to Coroico, Bolivia, is a dangerous one. It crept through the Amazon rainforest at an altitude of more than 4,572 meters while the width of the road is only 3.6 meters, with no protective barriers and limited visibility in rainy and foggy days. Therefore, this 80km long road is nicknamed the " Road of Dead ". Previously, each year, it witnessed 200 to 300 accidents but now, the Yungas road has become popular with adventurous mountain bikers.

Nagoro, Japan

9 most terrifying destinations in the world

Nagoro is a small village in Japan. What makes it so special is that it has nearly 100 times more real-life dolls than its population. These are the works of Tsukimi Ayano. He began making dolls as copies of his neighbors after they died or moved away. The dolls can be seen in many different locations across the town, sitting by the river, filling a classroom, the lying on a chair... Currently, the village has about 350 dolls while the village population is less than 40 people.

Hanging Coffins of Sagada, Philippines

9 most terrifying destinations in the world

If you want to visit an acquaintance who has died in Sagada, you will have to look up, not look down. It is customary for the dead to enter a coffin which is hung onto the cliffs. This practice has existed for thousands of years. And these coffins were carved by the dead themselves when they were alive.

Beelitz-He Whileätten Hospital, Beelitz, Germany

9 most terrifying destinations in the world

From 1898 to 1930, the Beelitz-He Whileätten complex was a place to treat tuberculosis. It also provided treatment for victims of gas and machine guns during World War I. The hospital later became a treatment center for Nazi soldiers during World War II, and was used as a a Soviet army hospital from 1945 until the fall of the Berlin Wall. Today, some areas of the hospital are centers for neurological rehabilitation. The rest were completely abandoned, despite the invasion of nature. As a result, this place is like a horror story in haunting films.

Great Blue Hole, Belize

9 most terrifying destinations in the world

Located about 90 kilometers off the coast of Belize, Lighthouse Reef boasts beautiful coral reefs and turquoise watercolors. The Great Blue Hole is a 300-meter-wide hole in the middle of the atoll. Scuba divers flock here to admire the huge underwater stalactites and stalagmite structure formed during the last ice age. The deeper they went, the clearer and more beautiful the rocks.

Island of the Dead Dolls, Xochimilco, Mexico City, Mexico

9 most terrifying destinations in the world

Despite being a World Heritage site, Xochimilco is famous for Isla de las Munecas, or Island of the Dead Dolls. Nestled in the middle of many canals, this area has hundreds of dolls and doll parts hanging from the trees or scattered on the grass making it look like a horror movie. The source of them is from a deceased man, named Julian Santa Barrera. After finding the body of her dead daughter in a canal on Isla delas Munecas, Barrera displayed her toy dolls on the island to ward off evil spirits. Later, residents and tourists continue to bring their broken dolls here and turn it into the Island of the Dead Dolls.

Kawah Ijen Volcano, Java, Indonesia

9 most terrifying destinations in the world

The Kawah Injen volcano in Indonesia is both breathtaking and terrifying. The mountain peak has an abnormal amount of sulfur gas reaching temperatures above 530 degrees Celsius and ignites as they seep through the cracks, exposed to the air. The gases sometimes condense into liquid sulfur, then carry a strange green color, flowing down like lava. The sulfur gas of Kawah Ijen volcano burns all the time, causing the surrounding air to be filled with sulfur dioxide and the adjacent crater lake turned green from the saturation of hydrochloric acid.

Catacombe dei Cappuccini, Palermo, Sicily, Italy

9 most terrifying destinations in the world

Of all the catacombs in the world, from Salzburg to Paris, there is no place as scary as the Catacombe dei Cappuccini. Creepy space was created in the late 16th century when the cemetery at Capuchin monastery was overloaded. At first, this was just a place for monks to bury, but when the news of its miraculous mummification was spread, everyone wanted a resting place here. Currently, the catacomb have about 8,000 bodies divided into separate areas. A place for men, a place for children, and a place for virgin women. The corpses are displayed, dressed, and arranged in the same way as in the picture.

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