Can the beautiful views be simultaneously fatal? These places, across the world, are appealing for the risk they present to the brave hearts and the stats of the ever-increasing death toll, in addition to their spectacular views.
Here’s a handpicked list of 25 riskiest spots across the globe that have taken plenty of lives and are sure to take more.
Bathophobia: Fear Of Falling From A High Place
1. Golden Rock, Myanmar
2. Trolltunga, Norway
3. Preikestolen, Norway
4. Kjeragbolten, Norway
5. Atlanterhavsveien, Norway (Atlantic Ocean Road)
6. Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls, Zamibia
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7. Half Dome, Yosemite
8. Grand Canyon, Arizona
9. Gozo Cliffs, Malta
10. Trift Bridge, Switzerland
11. Aizhai Long-span Suspension Bridge, China
12. Mount Hua Plank Walk, China
13. Swallow’s Nest, Ukraine
14. Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar
Encavmaphobia: Fear Of Getting Burned
15. Namaskaro – Gateway to Valhalla, Iceland
16. Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park
17. Dallol Town, Ethiopia
18. Boiling Lake, Dominica Island
19. Erta Ale, East Africa
20. Door To Hell, Turkmenistan
21. Fire Mountain, Java and Indonesia
Aquaphobia: Fear Of Water And Drowning
22. Blue Lake, Russia
The ‘bottomless lake’ has little visibility for the divers. One can only see vast stretches of blue-green, but that too only extends as far as the light reaches.
23. Truk Lagoon, Micronesia
One of the world’s largest ship graveyards, Truk Lagoon is hidden by the eerie waters and protected by coral ridges and a gam of sharks. Additionally, there are unused explosives inside the lagoon.
24. Bolton Strid, England
Don’t be fooled by the beauty of the river. The Bolton Strid is claimed to have a cent percent death rate, killing anyone who has ever tried to take a dip in the water body.
25. Gullfoss – The Icy Pit to Hell, Iceland
Scared much? Let us know which of these fears haunt you the most.
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