11 Most Dangerous Travel Destinations
See the creepiest and most dangerous travel destinations worldwide. If you want your holiday to be a little dangerous, these places are just for you. Otherwise, beware!
The mountain Washington, USA
The peak of Mount Washington holds the world record for the fastest winds on Earth. The maximum speed is observed here is 327 kilometers per hour. Strong winds are not the only concern in this area – freezing temperatures can be lowered to -40 degrees and persistent heavy snowfall make this mountain very dangerous place. Whether the average altitude of 1,917 meters, Mount Washington is one of the deadliest peaks. The pressure that the human body experiences this mountain can be compared to that which is experienced on Mount Everest.
Snake Island (Iha da Queimada Grande), Brazil
Hidden somewhere on the shores of Brazil, the island is known as the most dangerous place on the planet. The reason for this is very simple – the island is full of some of the most venomous snakes in the world. The researchers found that about 5 snakes live on one square meter. Brazilian authorities had banned all visits to the island.
Valley of Death, USA
If Earth is our home, then Death Valley is its oven. This beautiful desert holds the record for the highest temperature measured on the planet – 56.7 degrees Celsius. No matter how strong you are, the sun and the heat of the huge Death Valley will get you tired very quickly. Without water, you could live there only about 14 hours.
Sinabung volcano, Indonesia
This active volcano is situated on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Eruptions are very common and leave people without shelter and habitat. Nearby towns and villages were completely covered with lava already several times: in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015. The last eruption was on February 27, 2016. The eruption threw a deadly cloud of volcanic gas, rocks and ash height of 2,500 meters. And no one knows what may happen tomorrow.
Lake Natron, Tanzania
It may seem as an alien landscape, but this photo is Lake Natron. The alkaline salt crust on the surface of the lake is so dangerous that all living beings die as soon as you get in touch with her. For obvious reasons, swimming in the lake is strictly prohibited, and the strong smell of hydrogen sulfide which spread from the lake will not allow long to admire its beauty.
Kingdom of elephants in Chonburi, Thailand
In the Kingdom of the Elephants, Thailand, the crocodile farm, the owner run small semi-closed rafts for tourists to visit, to see and feed the crocodiles. The raft is thin and balanced wooden and plastic barrels and has a network about half raft. People are giving rods and pieces of meat that they give to the crocodiles.
Danakil Desert, Eritrea
High temperatures that reach 50 degrees Celsius, numerous active volcanoes, geysers ejecting toxic gases – it is difficult to imagine more brutal landscape than that of the African desert Danakil Desert. Many people probably consider a “hell on earth”, but still attracts many brave adventurers from around the world. Just keep in mind that solo trip to the desert Danakil Desert, without an experienced guide, is strictly prohibited.
Madidi National Park, Bolivia
At first glance, this place looks very colorfully but is actually very dangerous. This park is home to the most toxic and most aggressive flora in the world: any contact with plants that grow here can cause itching, allergies, and vertigo. Each scratch or the slightest wound can be infected by tropical parasites.
Pants atoll, Marshall Islands
Lost somewhere in the ocean, the island looks like paradise. But Bikini Atoll, in fact, any place where there were a number of nuclear tests that turned the island into radioactive waste management. The population was forced to leave their homes, and even today the island is poisonous to living organisms: abnormally high-level radiation can cause cancer.
Afar recess, Ethiopia
Erta Ale volcano in the Afar region, Ethiopia is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Small earthquakes repeatedly affect this region forming numerous deep chasms. This occurs because the Erta Ale has two lakes with lava in its crater. The amount of lava is constantly changing and causes shaking of the earth’s surface.
Death Valley, Kamchatka, Russia
Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia also has its own Valley of Death. It is located near the famous Valley of geysers. The high concentration of gases found in the area pose a serious threat to every living creature: animals and plants quickly die, while people start to feel sick, fever and dizziness.