There’s no doubt that most of us want to travel and go to different destinations. We’re a social wanderer by nature, so we would like to visit places as much as possible. We cherish memories of visiting exotic places, boreal forests, and tropical paradise with a one-of-a-kind experience. But to some of us, that may not be the case. Some people who are adventurous enough want to visit places that can activate their adrenaline.
Experience our top 5 death-defying travel destinations that will turn your life upside down and upbeat your heart like never before in 2017.
1. The Gates of Hell in Turkmenistan
Whatever your religious views may be, most of us believed in the existence of hell. It’s a torturous place surrounded with scorching flames that burn our soul to the depths of the abyss. And it turns out that this description of a hellhole really exists! In the Karakum desert near the ear the 350-person village of Derweze in Turkmenistan, there exist a crater that’s been burning for years.
The existence of the fiery crater started last 1971, a Soviet drilling rig accidentally punched a massive underground natural gas cavern. This accident caused the ground to collapse together with the drilling rig. Because of the risks of massive potential gas leaks, the scientist had light up the crater to prevent an environmental catastrophe. The thing is, the lighting of the crater was supposed to be temporary. But the scientists were amazed to see that it’s still burning up to this day. Maybe this is indeed the manifestation of the “Gates of Hell”.
2. Hawaii’s Pool of Death
You may have known Hawaii Kipu Falls as a hidden swimming place with alluring beauty, but who would’ve thought that this hidden place concealed a deadly secret as well? It turns out that Hawaii Kipu Falls along the stream of Huleia is a deadly tourist spot. The unpredictable waves of the fall’s hole make it dangerous for the tourist to predict whether it’s the best time to swim or not. Still, couldn’t wrap your head around it? Watch the death-defying video below:
3. Skellig Michael in Ireland
This stunning yet deadly mountain became immensely popular after it was filmed for the epic movie Star Wars. And ever since then, extreme sports enthusiasts and tourists wanted to experience this death-defying place. It turns out not only it is a deadly place, but it’s also challenging to live there. First off, this place was known as a popular monastic settlement.
Most monks chose to live here because of its inaccessibility and difficult terrain, making it difficult for normal people to settle down here. To get to the mountain you need to go on an hour-long boat ride and traverse the perilous open ocean. If you happen to traverse successfully, landing off the ocean can also be a challenge because of high waves and choppy water. The mountain itself is prone with its falling rocks and debris. Not to mention there are no safety features as you wind your way up on the 600 ancient steps across the mountains. And when you get there? No food or water, visitor centers, toilets, or shelter awaits for you.
4. Praia De Boa Viagem in Brazil
This beach is known for its white-sand, breathtaking sunsets, perfect weather, and warm, clear, ocean waters. Sounds like a perfect beach getaway for you and your family, right? Think again! This beach may offer you the grandest water experience if weren’t for the threat of shark attacks.
Yes. This beach is also a popular shark destination. What’s worse is that the sharks in this beach love to dwell in shallow, coastal waters. Making them end up sharing the beach with swimmers and tourists. An increase of shark attacks was recorded here for the last 10 years, and most of them are unfortunate enough to end in fatality. The case of shark attacks here may be smaller than in Australia, but most of them ended up dying. Unlike in Australia where you still have chances of escaping from a shark attack since the sharks there tend to dwell in the ocean depths.