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Ten Most Dangerous Places In The World

Ten Most Dangerous Places In The World

Adventure seekers and risk-takers believe life is about daring yourself because routine or a comfort zone makes you hollow from the inside

It is considered that you must push yourself a bit farther to realize that adventure is the finest therapy.

And if this piques your interest, picture taking a photograph from one of the world's most dangerous locations.

Check them out below:

10. Gates of Hell, Turkmenistan

A large man-made crater that has been burning methane gas for decades is a calamity caused by scientists who miscalculated and unlocked the gates of hell.

Some intelligent individuals made one of the most lethal decisions.

To protect the air quality of the Karakum Desert, experts reasoned that burning off the natural gas would be a rapid solution because the fire would be extinguished in a few weeks and the air quality would return to normal.

On the contrary, the flames continue to blaze even after nearly half a century.

Only those who do not fear fire can conceive of visiting the deadliest place on Earth, and this is due to human mistakes rather than natural causes. 

9. Mount Washington, USA

Mount Washington, one of America's most dangerous places, has the Guinness record for the fastest winds on the Earth's surface, with speeds reaching 203 miles per hour.

The expedition to Mount Washington is hampered not just by severe winds, but also by cold temperatures that sometimes reach minus 40 degrees.

Also regarded as the world's most perilous tiny mountain, it is believed that even seasoned hikers were blown off course by severe westerly gusts that forced them several kilometres away from paths and highways, preventing their safe return.

8. Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Skeleton Coast is literally at the end of the planet, a place that is completely desolate and uninhabited.

Between the border with Angola and the historic German colonial town of Swakopmund, the wide shoreline spans over 500 kilometres.

The term itself denotes a daunting location; it may have been inspired by the numerous ships that have sunk here throughout the years and the animal bones that are strewn across the area's wide strands.

While predators prowl the shore, adventure tour companies in Swakopmund provide day tours along the southern Skeleton Coast.

7. Danakil Desert, Ethiopia

The Danakil Desert in Ethiopia, the hottest place on Earth, is one of the lowest and driest areas in the world and resembles an extraterrestrial landscape.

You may see volcanoes spewing lava, various colours of hydrothermal fields, and enormous salt pans that are mind-boggling.

At the northern end of the Great Rift Valley, which is isolated from the Red Sea by active volcanoes, is a deadly desert that is covered in more than 10 lakh tonnes of salt.

Driving hours on winding, sandy dirt roads starting in Mekele is necessary to explore this nerve-wracking area.

Numerous active volcanoes that erupt dangerous gases can be found in the desolate land.

6. Oymyakon, Siberia

Extreme weather conditions challenge one's capacity for endurance, which is why many tourists travel to the isolated Russian settlement of Oymyakon in eastern Siberia.

The fact that it is always the coldest inhabited location on Earth makes it perilous.

Oymyakon, sometimes known as the coldest settlement on Earth, is a terrifyingly perilous location where not everyone can live.

No other site on the earth has ever experienced a temperature as low as it did in 1924 when it dropped to 96 degrees below zero.

Even the eyelashes and saliva freeze into excruciating small needles that puncture the face as people walk down the street, thus seeing this side of the planet requires fortitude.

5. Lake Natron, Tanzania

In one of the harshest places on earth, the dangerous salt lake in northern Tanzania calcifies animals into stones. Yes, it is true!

When hovering birds arrive on Lake Natron, their bodies disintegrate within minutes, giving the impression that they are soaring over space due to the lake's extremely reflecting and chemically rich waters.

A few years ago, a helicopter pilot fell victim to the same delusion, causing his aircraft to crash and quickly dissolve in the lethal lake's alkaline water.

Many scholars, photographers, and visitors are drawn to this terrifying lake by its magnificent look, but caution is advised when visiting this dangerous location in Africa.

4. Skellig Michael Mountain, Ireland

One of the world's most hazardous tourist attractions is a rugged, isolated, and deadly island situated off the western coast of Ireland.

Getting to the location of Skellig Michael Mountain is particularly difficult since visitors must take an hour-long boat over turbulent waters, and in many cases, boats cannot even land due to high tides.

The mountain is home to 600 uneven stairs that lead to ancient monasteries.

The government has been concerned owing to the rock falls, severe weather, and safety concerns on the island, even though tourism is on the rise since this location was featured in 'Star Wars The Force Awakens'.

Each year, just four boat licenses are issued, and not many people have the opportunity to travel there.

3. Snake Island, Brazil

Snake Island in Brazil is regarded as one of the most dangerous locations on the planet.

This incredibly lethal island, 90 miles from Sao Paulo, is home to the world's most concentrated population of snakes.

Snake Island, also known as Ilha da Queimada Grande, has roughly five snakes per square meter, according to a study.

Snakes on this Brazilian island are reputed to be so deadly that they can melt human flesh.

This island is the only spot on the planet where the golden lancehead viper and the world's most poisonous snake, the Bothrops, may be found.

Due to the extremely high risk for tourists and black market demand for lancehead venom, the Brazilian government has strictly prohibited visits to Ilha da Queimada Grande.


2. Volcano Tours in Hawaii, USA

Hawaii is more than just beautiful beaches and fragrant flowery air. Yes, it is one of the world's most dangerous tourist destinations.

The Hawaiian Islands are the only site in the world where you can see active volcanoes up close.

Hawaii is home to one of the remaining active volcanoes, Mount Kilauea, which has been continually erupting since 1983, as well as the world's biggest volcano, Mauna Loa, which rises 13,680 feet above sea level.

This National Park offers lava boat trips that transport visitors through-Hotot flowing lava rivers, volcanoes, lava waterfalls, tropical rainforests, and geological structures.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has reported many casualties and deaths in the past due to lava haze and also one can encounter dangers such as flying rocks and scalding ocean water.

1. Death Valley National Park, USA

Death Valley, as the name implies, is one of the most foreboding regions in the world.

Located between Nevada and California, it is the lowest point in North America and is also known as a land of extremes.

The valley had the hottest temperature ever recorded on our planet, 134 °F (56.7 °C). Dave Legeno, a 'Harry Potter' actor, was among many who died in Death Valley's blistering heat.

It is also unknown why rocks weighing up to 700 pounds move on their own in Death Valley. If you listen intently, the sand sings, defying all logic.

It is said that only the devil can play golf in this dry and gloomy location on Earth, which is also known as Devil's Golf Course. 

Land with eroded hills, craters, uncommon kinds of fish, the darkest night sky, and much more makes it one of the world's most difficult tourist attractions. 

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