For many people, the main purpose of traveling is to relax. However, some others desire to make a journey where they can get thrilling experience and try facing the Death. The list of amazing tourist attractions in the world will be suitable for those who love adventure.
Half Dome mountain, Yosemite National Park, USA
There is a total of 60 people losing their life in Half Dome mountain and the road to the summit. To reach Half Dome summit, you have to spend the whole day climbing up to the mountain that is 1,500m in height and the 120m at the end of the journey is almost steep, which will be supported by the car cable. Climbers are advised not to take the trip when it is rainy or wet. The reason is that the combination of car cables and slippery paths can cause fatal accidents. In fact, the foot of the cliff near Mirror lake is called Deathstone. Some visitors were struck by lightning and killed while climbing.
The Alnwick Garden, UK
With the reason that normal gardens are unable to bring the adventurous feeling, Jane Percy, the Duchess of Northumberland, decided to turn the garden of Alnwick castle into a special place. At first, she planted some medicinal plants, but then realized that poisonous plants were much more interesting. Eventually, she created the Poison Garden, where the warning sign placed at the entrance and the names of deadly plants. Even if you stand far from these trees and do not smell or touch them, some people still faint because inhaling the toxic gas.
Volcano in Hawaii, USA
If you like to see volcanic eruptions, there are several options for you in Hawaii. The National Park Management Board stopped bicycle sightseeing tours in 2007 after the death of three tourists and a lot of injured people. Visitors are carried to the summit of an active volcano and ride the bicycle down to the mountain; they have an accident mainly because they have difficulties controlling their vehicle. Lots of red-hot lava and gas are extremely dangerous for visitors. The majority of fatal accidents happen due to the lava mist, which looks like a harmless steam cloud but contains deadly poison.
Skellig Michael, Ireland
This place was the site for shooting the film “Star Wars”. Despite being located a secluded place, this beautiful island plays an important role in the Irish cultural history. The monastery lies on the cliff of the island that is recognized as World Cultural Heritage. 600 steps of over 1,000 years old leading the monastery have no security measures, food, water, tourist center, toilet and shelter. To reach the island, you have to spend more than an hour crossing the sea.
Praia De Boa Viagem, Brazil
Long beach, white sand, splendid sunset, beautiful weather, favorable position, warm and clear water make Praia De Boa Viagem sounds like a perfect resort. Praia de Boa Viagem is one of the destinations that attract a great number of international tourists. But since 1992, there have been nearly 60 accidents that sharks have attacked tourists on this beach, one-third of which have caused death. The killers is the bull sharks that prefer shallow waters near the shore while Porto Suape was built on the residence of sharks.
Colorado River, United States
White waterfall rafting is an exciting sport, but there are many accidents on Colorado river. When the snow melts on the Colorado mountains, the water level rises high and the stream flow becomes fiercer. In 2007, up to 12 people died and 176 were injured. In the first half of 2014, 15 people were killed when traveling on the river. A lack of experience is the main reason causing this situation. In addition, many of them wear protective clothing reaching the required standard.
Acapulco Beach, USA
This is one of the most luxurious and convenient resorts in America with beautiful beaches, fine weather and a large city located close to the water. However, the crime rate of this city is 30 times as high as the US average rate. In 2013, the murder rate is 142 while the total population is 1,000,000. Although most of the cases are related to heroin rather than tourism, 200 murders in the first two months of 2013 cause concern for many people. If going to Acapulco, you should stay in the tourist areas and carefully plan to travel here.