Skip the traditional (and, boring) tourist attractions and add some excitement to your next vacation. Make your way over to one of our top five bizarre tourist attractions around the world and get ready to be amazed, grossed out and terrified.
1. La Isla De Las Muñecas (Xochimico, Mexico): Many years ago, the only inhabitant of a small island located on the canals of Xochimico, found that a young girl had drowned by his home. Soon after her death, he found a doll floating in the water and decided to build this shrine to appease the spirit of the young girl. What was meant to be a sweet gesture turned into an extremely creepy island full of mutilated and extremely terrifying dolls. Oh, and apparently the island is haunted. ENJOY!
2. Sedlec Ossuary (Kutná Hora, Czech Republic): This small Roman Catholic chapel, or the “bone church,” is decorated with over 40,000 bones. The church’s cemetery was considered to be sacred ground and therefore a site where many wished to rest the bodies of their loved ones. With little room available, they began placing skeletons within the church. Frantisek Rint, a wood carver and artist, stepped in and arranged the bones. The result? Bizarre, yet oddly beautiful.
3. Sewer Museum (Paris, France): Get to know the people of Paris a bit more with a little visit down under… in their sewers. No, seriously – this is a surprisingly popular attraction. Apparently, there is a lot of history down there as Paris’ sewers were built in the early 13th century, making it the oldest in the world. If you can handle the stink, make your way over to the sewer museum for an odd, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
4. Noodle Bath (Hakone, Japan): Want to increase your metabolism and clear up your skin? Make your way over to Hakone Kowakien Yunessun in Hakone, Japan and soak in a bath filled with ramen noodles. Not only does the noodle bath do wonders for your skin, it looks incredibly fun too!
5. Pike Place Market Gum Wall (Seattle): Just by the Market Theater, you’ll find an entire brick wall covered with multi-colored pieces of chewing gum. The Gum Wall was started back in the 90s with a bunch of bored people waiting in line for the theater. It has grown since then and certain areas of the wall are covered several inches thick. It may be disgusting, but it sure is pretty!
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