These days all of us are looking for the places with beautiful landscapes and perhaps with a hint of danger, but here are 4 places you don’t wish to visit!
Ramree Island, Burma (Myanmar)
The Battle of Ramree Island was fought for six weeks during January and February 1945, as part of an offensive on the Southern Front of the Burma Campaign..
The battle is also associated with reports of many Japanese soldiers being eaten by the thousands of saltwater crocodiles lying in wait in the swamps of Ramree Island.
The Guiness Book of Records has listed it both as “Worst crocodile disaster in the world” and “Most Number of Fatalities in a Crocodile Attack”
Snake Island, Sao Paulo, Brazil
There are many Snake Islands around the world with several in the USA, Canada and Australia but one of the most dangerous is Ilha da Queimada Grande off the coast of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Snake Island in Brazil is home to an endemic species of the Golden Lancehead Viper, one of the most venomous snakes in the world.
A Discovery Channel documentary reported as many as one snake per square meter, and they are considered so dangerous the Brazilian Navy bans civilians from the island.
In a Smithsonian article, it is claimed that “ThisTerrifying Brazilian Island Has the Highest Concentration of Venomous Snakes Anywhere in the World”
Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/snake-infested-island-deadliest-place-brazil-180951782/#PUFBVebAJFTjmyqm.99
The Door To Hell – Turkmenistan
The Door to Hell is a natural gas field in Derwezeb in the Karakum Desert, Turkmenistan, which has been burning continuously since it was lit by Soviet petroleum engineers in 1971.
It was expected to burn itself out after a few weeks but more than 40 years later, it’s still burning fiercely.
World’s Most Dangerous Road – Bolivia.
The North Yungas Road runs for 60 kms between La Paz and Coroica in Bolivia and with around 200 – 300 deaths each year it rightly warrants it’s local name, The Road of Death.
In the wet season from November to March, water running from the hills turns the narrow road into a muddy track, such that traffic which normally drives on right in Bolivia is directed to drive on the left because the visibility is better.
With more than 25,00 visitors attracted by it’s inherent danger, it is now promoted as a popular tourist attraction.
The road has been featured in several BBC television programmes including the popular Top Gear in which the controversial Jeremy Clarkson had a heart stopping moment as the road beneath him started to crumble. Fortunately for the programme makers he survived the scare and continues to cause chaos and controversy wherever he goes.
This article is based on an original idea by Holly Riley, an up-and-coming young writer from the UK currently working with the ESTA Visa Assistance Service https://www.estavisaonline.org/
Her hobbies include travelling, trekking and cooking.