If you’re looking for a vacation idea different than the usual theme park or tropical destination, take a look at the following 21 places. They located all over the world and are eerily intriguing places that you will remember for the rest of your life. Check out slide #14 for the world’s largest voodoo market.
21. Whale Bone Alley – Siberia’s Yttygran Island
On the coast of Siberia’s remote Yttygran Island, you can find the skeletal remains of whales. Known as “Whale Bone Alley,” the site is believed to date back more than 600 years and were placed by an ancient civilization. Seeing a collection of bones like this can be certainly creepy. Up next is a beach that isn’t sandy white…but red. Check it out!
20. Red Beach- Panjin, China
In the fall, the seaweed Suaeda salsa on this beach in China turns a vibrant shade of red. The beach is located in Dawa County district in, Panjin, Liaoning in China. The sight of the beach is beautiful but it also might remind you of blood, right? Our next picture is a mystical place someone are afraid to visit.
19. The Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle encompasses around 500,000 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean and is infamous for shipwrecks and planes vanishing without a trace. It’s also known as the Devil’s Triangle or Hurricane Alley. Multiple strange events have been reported in the Bermuda Triangle including mysterious crashes, lights and eerie phenomenons.
18. Varosha – Cyprus
Varosha is an uninhabited city on the coast of Cyprus that was evacuated during the Turkish invasion. It’s described as a ghost town and is still vacant today. It’s sealed off the visitors but people always manage to get in anyhow. Cyprus officials reported that it would be open again to Turkish citizens at the end of 2018, but that yet to happen.
17. Cat Island – Japan
The island of Aoshima is outnumbered by cats 10 to 1. You’ll find it located in Ehime Prefecture, Japan. If you go to the island, expect to see plenty of cats. Many many cats. Our next picture features an amazing pink lake!
16. Lake Hillier – Western Australia
This lake looks pink all year round thanks to high salt content, algae and a pink bacteria called halobacteria. Discovery of the lake is recorded back in 1802 and its color is permanent. Up next is a creepy underwater diving spot!
15. Jacob’s Well – Texas
Jacob’s Well is a 100 feet deep natural spring with sharp, jagged rocks that is a popular place with swimmers and divers. Between the years of 1964 and 1984, 8 people died trying to explore it. If you want to dive, beware! Our next pick is full of bones.. yep, bones!
14. Akodessewa Fetish Market – Togo
At this market, shrunken heads, skulls and pieces of flesh are all sold. They’re from animals and used in voodoo rituals. You’ll find the market in Togo in West Africa.
13. Maunsell Sea Forts- North Sea, England
The Maunsell Sea Forts are huts designed to protect the coast of England from a potential Nazi invasion during WWII. They were decommissioned in 1950 but were used for pirate radio broadcasting. The public can view them but they have to go on an arranged tour or visit. It’s not safe to go alone as the structures are in various stages of decay.
12. Seaweed Farms – South Korea
Sisan Island is made up of entire fields of seaweed that are held in place by ropes. You can even see them from space. Seaweed is a popular protein and this is a sustainable way of farming it. Think of that next time you snack on a seaweed treat. Next, how about one of the creepiest spots you can visit in Paris?
11. The Catacombs – Paris
These old quarry tunnels are full of the skeletal remain of around six million people who were taken from overcrowded graveyards. The catacombs are managed by the Paris Musées and you can purchase a ticket to view them.. if you dare. You’ll end up feeling like you’re in an Edgar Allen Poe story!
10. Socotra Island – Yemen
This island is home to some incredible vegetation that is not found anywhere else on the planet. The unique trees pictured here are called dragon’s blood trees and they grow here. Looking at it, you may think of something like Avatar’s Pandora or a Dr. Seuss story, but nope, this is 100% real! There are reportedly 300 plants, 24 reptiles and 6 bird species that call it home.
9. Hoia Baciu Forest- Romania
It may look like a simple forest but it’s nicknamed the “Bermuda Triangle of Romania” due to people disappearing inside, ghostly appearances and possible UFO sightings. Some consider it the most haunted forest in the world and it dates back 55,000 years ago! Are you brave enough?
8. The Giant’s Causeway – Northern Ireland
The cracks formed in these rocks were created sixty million years ago after a volcanic eruption left behind molten basalt. Legend says it was built by a giant due to the geometric perfection. The Causeway is located in County Antrim and is free to visit. Up next, we share a place called “the door to h***.”
7. The Door to H***- Turkmenistan
Once a gas field that the Soviets set on fire, it’s has been burning for over 40 years. It’s very popular with tourists and you can visit it in Derweze, Turkmenistan.
6. The Tianzi Mountains – China
The mountains pictured here are said to be the inspiration for the settings in Avatar. I can certainly see the resemblance, can’t you? Tianzi is a group of limestone summits that look like floating mountains. Find it in the Zhangjiajie in the Hunan Province of China.
5. Thor’s Well- Oregon
Thor’s Well can be found in Oregon’s Cape Perpetua Scenic Area on the coast. It’s a sinkhole that never seems to be filled and looks like its bottomless. People have passed away at this spot because they were caught off guard by a sneaker wave.
4. Spotted Lake- British Columbia
This lake largely evaporates in the summer leaving behind multi-colored mineral pools. The leftovers appropriately give the lake its name. As it’s a protected site, you can view it safely from behind a guard fence.
3. Badab-e-Surt – Iran
Travertine limestone terraces have been developing over thousands of years in this location forming a stepping stone waterfall. It’s found in Mazandaran Province in Iran and is a gorgeous sight. Yes, you’ll probably want to put this on your Instagram.
2. Glass Beach- California
The sand on this beach is covered in broken glass and bottles that were dumped and then have been broken down over time. Glass Beach is near Fort Bragg in California in MacKerricher State Park. It’s a huge tourist attraction and tourists are warned against taking any of the glass.
Island of the Dolls- Xochimilco, Mexico
The owner of the island, Julián Santana Barrera, hung up dolls that began to wash up on the shore after a little girl passed away here. He did this to ward off any evil spirits after having eerie experiences after her death. He hung dolls for more than 50 years until finally dying in 2001 of a heart attack. His body was reportedly found in the exact same spot as the girl’s body. You can visit the island and some believe the dolls “whisper” to them. Some visitors also bring their own dolls to hang up.