Dangerous Tourist Destinations In The World!
A lot of us love vacations, although everyone has a unique way of spending them. Most people enjoy visiting friends, others would prefer to go home and be with family. Still there are more people who want adventure in place of relaxation. People who would choose thrills instead. All in all, everyone wants to be safe and happy.
But that's not always the case! Some of the most well-known tourist destinations don't always guarantee safety, and not every travel destination means relaxing on white sand beaches, site seeing or exploring ancient towns. This list would focus on the most thrilling and dangerous tourist locations in the world.
Hawaii Volcano tours, Kilauea.
In Hawaii, there are provisions for you to either bike or hike up active volcanos! Although I still can't understand how and why this can be considered a fun sport!
Today, there are a lots of records of death as a result of this tourist activity and the National Park Service temporarily shut down the bicycle tour in 2007 after there were three horrific deaths and a number of serious injuries within the space of a year!
People died after losing control of their bikes, but that’s not the only way fatalities occurred. Other dangers in this location include the scalding ocean water, the potential for flying rocks, and a chronic lack of preparation on the part of the hikers. We have been advised to steer clear of this area to avoid unhappy endings.
Devil's Pool at Victoria's Falls, Zambia
The first thing to note is that, they don't call it the Devil's Pool for no reason! The devil's pool is a naturally formed rock pool that's located at the very edge of the majestic Victoria Falls on the Zambia side (the other side of the falls is actually in Zimbabwe).
Several people have be recorded to have plunged to their death from the Devil's Pool, and among them was one famous tour guide. The guide actually put himself at risk when he attempted to save someone who had started to fall. Unfortunately for him, he slipped during the rescue mission and lost his own life instead.
Each section of the place has its own name. This might seem cute until you hear what they're actually called. Why on earth would you want to raft anywhere that's named 'Devil's Toilet Bowl', 'Boiling Pot', 'Gnashing Jaws of Death' or worse 'Overland Truck Eater'? If not, then you should give Zambezi a miss.
Elephant Kingdom in Chonburi, Thailand
This is also known as the World's most terrifying tourist attraction! And as iconic as it sounds, it's a home to huge hungry crocodiles. Now, while we don't know where it got its name from, this crocodile farm in Thailand, is owned by a man who takes it upon himself to lease out a small semi-closed raft space for tourists to come visit, see and...as shocking as this may sound...to feed the crocodiles!
I'd hate to think about what would happen if the raft suddenly cracked. I mean, this has got to be the riskiest tourist activity ever!
Iha da Queimada Grande (Snake Island), Brazil
This just has to be the most terrifying place on Earth — at least if you happen to suffer from ophidiophobia, which is known to be the fear of snakes.
Hidden somewhere off the coast of Brazil and about 90 miles from the city of São Paulo, lies Ilha de Queimada Grande, or Snake Island. This island literally ranks the top of the world's deadliest islands list and is widely recognized as the most dangerous place on the planet. The reason for this is simple — this place is full of one of the most venomous snakes in the world, Bothrops!
How did Queimada Grande become a slithery place? Well, records state that at one time, the island's land mass was attached to the mainland. But rising sea levels ended up separating the island from the coast around 11,000 years ago and the snakes that were stranded on the island were able to multiply quickly since there were no ground-level predators on the island.
So these are four of the most dangerous tourist locations. Are you daring enough to actually try out any of these locations?