Planning to travel? then it is advisable to avoid these five certain places that are proven as the most dangerous places in the world to visit. In this article, we listed some of the most dangerous ones among them right here. If you are seeking some out-of-this-world adventure though, these places might be of interest.
1. Death Valley – USA
Death Valley is a desert situated between California and Nevada. If the Earth is our home, then Death Valley is its scorching hot oven. It is known as one of the hottest places in the world!
In fact, even the deserts in the Middle East and Africa cant match its heat. The hottest place on Earth had its hottest month record in July 2018 with 127°F (52 degrees celsius). The average temperature, including overnight lows, was 108.1°F.
Its morbid name came from a story of a band of settlers who got lost there around 1849-1850.
No matter how tough you are, the blazing sun and searing heat of Death Valley will make you exhausted very quickly, and without water, death here is inevitable. It is said that you can live here for only 14 hours.
2. Snake Island (lha da Queimada Grande) – Brazil
There is an island about 25 miles off Brazil’s which is considered one of the deadliest islands in the world. The reason for this is quite simple — this place is packed with one of the most venomous snakes in the world, The golden lancehead snake. It is estimated that about five snakes per square meter live on the island.
In fact, the Brazilian government has made it illegal to set foot on this island due to its number of fatalities. The island is covered in rainforest and partly bare rock making it very difficult to avoid snakes.
3. Lake Natron – Tanzania
Located in Tanzania, the stunning Lake Natron is literally a lake of fire. It may look like an extraterrestrial landscape, but this surreal image is actually its photo. The alkali salt crust on the surface of the lake is so acidic that all living creatures die just coming into contact with it. Death awaits if you accidentally fell off its waters. The unpleasant odor of hydrogen sulfide coming from the lake’s surface will thwart you from seeing its stunning scenery for long.
But there are portions of this lake that are safe. In fact, it is home to 2.5 million Lesser Flamingos, considering that it is one of their only breeding grounds, further making the protection of the lake a priority for the climate.
4. North Sentinel Island – Bay of Bengal India
This is amongst the strangest and at the same time, one of the most isolated islands on earth which attract adventure seekers around the world with its violent story. It is situated in one of the Andaman chain islands, an Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal in the southern tip of India.
The recent death of an American tourist in 2018 who illegally visited the isolated North Sentinel Island had drawn the world’s attention to the small island’s reclusive inhabitants. It is estimated that the Sentinelese population is at 50 to 200 people. They are known to shoot at approaching boats, helicopters, and people who dare to step foot on the island.
Since the 1950s, the Indian government has declared the island off-limits and strictly prohibits visitors, for the safety of all concerned.
5. Oymyakon Village – Russia
Oymyakon is a small village located in the Oymyakonsky district in Russia. This place is considered to be the coldest city on the planet. The freezing temperature makes it impossible to sustain life. The temperature drops to as low as -40 degrees Celsius (-90 degree Fahrenheit).
Everything freezes there. Pipes freeze, so most restrooms are plumbing-less outhouses. The soil freezes so it’s impossible to plant crops. The local diet is mostly meat and fish, sometimes eaten frozen. Engines freeze so quickly, you have to keep your car running all the time. Your eyelashes and saliva will freeze into painful little needles on your face as you walk down the street. Even vodka will freeze if a bottle is left outside.