Whether it is traveling or adventure, nobody on this earth will deny doing that. We all know both the activities are very refreshing and great for mental peace. But, this peace can’t be achieved in life-threatening places. Some places on earth ask visitors to cross their limits or challenge their lives to experience the most beautiful thing on this earth. But, also, there are some places too that restrict human entry as they are highly fatal. Setting foot in these areas might get people killed immediately. This article will discuss some of the most dangerous places in the world that may attract or repel visitors.
1. North Sentinel Island, Andaman Islands
This island is well known for its peoples, i.e., Sentinelese. This island is an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal home to an indigenous population who preferred staying isolated and defended the island often by force. The residents of this island are hesitant to communicate with outsiders, and hence anyone who tries to approach their island gets attacked by these Sentinelese. Sometimes even the visitors have to face unwanted circumstances like getting killed on this island. This is one of the most challenging places to visit and even banned by the Indian government to enter three miles of the island.
2. Elephant Kingdom, Chonburi, Thailand
Elephant kingdom- the name sounds like the home of elephants. But, elephants are not the only species that stay in this kingdom. This place has a deadly crocodile farm with numerous crocodiles in it. The place has got the tourist attention as the farm owners rent out small and semi-covered rafts to get close to the dangerous crocodiles. They also provide the visitors with fishing rods to feed these crocodiles. This act might look adventurous to some, but it is difficult for a tourist. If any mishap happens, then visitors will be crushed in between the jaws of these crocodiles.
3. Lake Nyos, Northwest Region of Cameroon
Lake Nyos, as old as 400 years, situated in the Northwest Region of Cameroon, Africa, was formed due to a volcanic crater. This lake is locally called the ‘bad lake.’ Lake Nyos is known for storing CO2 in the deep waters creating high pressure beneath the surface. This pressure led to a hazardous disaster in humanity in 1986, killing over 1700 people in a day. The high pressure resulted in volcanic eruptions under the water that exploded and raised the water level around 300 feet like a fountain. This increased the CO2 level in the environment, and people succumbed to a lack of oxygen. After that incident, the CO2 concentration has been increasing day by day, creating trouble or failure of nearby dams. This is the reason why Lake Nyos is considered one of the most dangerous places on earth.
4. Ilha Da Queimada Grande – Snake Island, Brazil
How can a place be considered safe if every square meter area consists of five venomous snakes? This island is present a few kilometers away from the coasts of Brazil. This island is the home of a critically endangered venomous snake, Bothrops insularis. Several incidents have been reported in the past of humans getting killed due to snake bites. These incidents have led to the prohibition of human entry into the island and making it one of the riskiest places to step into.
5. Oymyakon, Russia
Whether it is a very high temperature like 50°C or very low like -50°C, life is nearly impossible in these temperatures. But, there are some places on this earth where the temperature drops to these extreme conditions. Oymyakon, a village in Russia, experiences these harsh temperatures. It is the place that has experienced the lowest ever temperature on earth, and the average temperature of this village is around -58°F. Staying in these areas makes people prone to frostbites, frozen eyelashes, etc. Sometimes these conditions turn out to be fatal, hence considered the most dangerous place.
6. North Korea
This is a small country situated in East Asia and covers the northern part of the Korean peninsula. But, this country is considered to be the most dangerous place to live on. This consideration is done on various aspects, but the important reason behind this is the harsh dictatorial ruling. Social injustice has been a disadvantage of living in North Korea, which has led to poverty. Also, North Korea is a natural disaster-prone country. Hence this country faces losses of life and property frequently.
7. Valley of Death, Kamchatka, Russia
In our atmosphere, all the gases are present in the required concentration. Some toxic gases are generally present with very little attention as they are harmful to living species. The Valley of Death in Russia has higher concentrations of toxic gases that are highly hazardous to the living organisms staying in this area. Most plants and animals die in no time, but humans survive a bit longer or feel unwell or might get a fever and chill. This place is not meant for staying for a longer duration, and even waiting for more than a day is harmful.
8. La Isla de las Muñecas – Island of The Dolls, Mexico City
Island of the dolls is dedicated to a little girl that drowned under mysterious circumstances. This island is situated towards the south of Mexico City. The island is considered dangerous due to paranormal activities, and it is said that the island is filled with dolls with severed limbs, decapitated heads, and blank eyes. As per some locals, these dolls are threatening, and they say the girl’s spirit possesses these dolls. As per the locals, they have seen several threatening paranormal activities on the island.
9. Naples, Italy
Naples is a city in Italy that has always gained a lot of negative feedback from tourists. The visitors never find them safe on the streets of Naples as this is a criminal hub. Naples is known for mastery in illegal activity like pickpocketing, bag snatching, fraud, etc., in Naples’s local streets. Other violent crimes are rare with tourists, but petty theft is common with tourists that can cause them big trouble as it may contain some precious stuff or some essential documents. This is the reason why it is considered very dangerous for tourists.
10. Death Valley, California
Any temperature above 40°C can cause a lot of trouble for human survival, and if this high temperature is in a desert, then the survival of the human becomes very difficult. Death Valley is one such desert in the USA that has recorded and holds the highest ever temperature on earth, i.e., 56.7°C. At this heat, humans can get exhausted very quickly, and if no water is supplied, then a person can survive for only 14 hours. This condition is unbearable for humans, and visiting this place can be very dangerous.CONCLUSION
Earth consists of a lot of varieties in its tourist locations. Some of these locations include mountains, deserts, islands, or polar areas. Conquering these places will mean achieving the highest feat in life. But, challenging life in the shake of achievement is not a great decision. So, if you are an adventurer, then you may or may not visit these hard-to-reach places.