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Travel to the most amazing and weird tourist attractions in the world like the Cockroach Hall of Fame or the "rat temple" in India!
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7. Avanos Hair Museum
Pretty sure that if you put anything in a basement it will automatically be creepy and the hair museum didnât really need any more help in that account. Itâs found below a pottery center in Avanos, Turkey. The thousands of hair samples on display are all from the female visitors to the museum. The museum started in 1979 when the owner was saying goodbye to a good friend and she gave him a lock of her hair to remember her by. The creepiest collection ever was born after that and by recent estimates, the museum holds 16,000 hair samples that were collected through the years.
6. Yunessun Spa Resort
Does soaking in just regular old boring water no longer excite you? Well, weirdly enough, at the Yunessun Spa Resort on top of the regular jacuzzi you can bathe in your favorite beverages. Coffee, sake, green tea, and wine all are up for the offer. They even opened a noodle bath recently. They also give you a glass of your chosen beverage to drink while you soak in it. Itâs probably not a good idea to drink the liquid you're sitting in, though. You donât know what's in that. The spa has become one of Japanâs most popular tourist destinations since it was opened.
5. Les Machines de lâile
Have you ever wanted to ride an elephant but been geographically challenged? Well, the people of France donât have to worry about that anymore. This mechanical dream elephant can be ridden on a 30-minute voyage. The elephant was created by Francois Delaroziere and Pierre Orefice with the world of Jules Verne and the design of Leonardo Da Vinci in mind. It also sprays water on some of the surrounding people. The gallery in Nantes that the elephant is located in also houses giant versions of an ant, a heron, and a caterpillar.
4. Alnwick Poison Gardens
The Alnwick Gardens used to be a regular beautiful collection of plants that were attached to the Alnwick Castle in England. The infamous poison garden wasnât added until February 2005 in part of a redevelopment project headed by the duchess of Northumberland, Jane Percy. It has every poisonous plant known to man, nearly 100. It has plants that produce strychnine, hemlock, and Ricinus communis which produces ricin. It was a passion project of the duchess herself because she didnât understand why most gardens focused on the healing side of plants. If you take the tour you will learn how that plant would kill you, how long it would take, and how painful your death would be. The garden also features various narcotics like cannabis and poppies to help educate about the effects and dangers of the drugs.
3. Cage of Death
If youâre okay with just a little bit of animal exploitation, then you will love this attraction. The cage of death is a feature of Crocosaurus Cove in Australia. The location has over 200 crocodiles and the cage of death lowers you into the saltwater crocodileâs cage. Also known as the largest living reptile. The crocodile is usually around 20 feet long and it could crush your entire upper body in its jaws. The plexiglass cage that they use is supposed to keep the crocodiles out for the 15 minutes that they keep you in the water. Saltwater crocodiles are incredibly territorial and the staff knows that they hate the exhibit. Which just makes them all the more likely to attack the cage. It is a surreal experience to get up close and personal with such a deadly animal and live to tell the tale.
2. Glass Beach
Is dumping garbage in the ocean a bad thing? Yes. Yes, it is. But look at how pretty glass beach is because of it! The abundance of sea glass at the beach is the result years of dumping garbage into the nearby ocean. The glass on the beach is slowly disappearing because of tourists taking glass as a souvenir. The site gets an average of 1000 to 1200 tourist per day. There is a discussion of replenishment of the glass because of its depletion. Parts of glass beach belong to a state park so you have to be careful where you take your glass from or you might get into trouble.
1. Salar de Uyuni
There arenât many things that can be considered a natural mirror but, these massive salt flats in Bolivia are the gold standard. The salt flat is the largest in the world measuring at 4086 square miles. Itâs a few meters of salt crust that gets covered in water from rain. These conditions create the surreal mirror look that has tourists flocking to the site to experience the natural phenomena and trying their hand at creating the perfect picture. The surface is so large and flat that NASA uses the surface to calibrate satellites. The location also contains the highest concentration of lithium in the world. Itâs where we get 70% of our lithium. Which we use for things like phone and car batteries.
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