20 Hazardous Tourist Attractions People Actually Visit


1Trolltunga, Norway

Trolltunga, Norway

Jutting out of the mountain above Skjeggedal in Odda, Norway, this outcropping’s name literally translates to ‘Trolls Tongue’ in Norwegian.

2Atlanterhavsveien, Norway

Atlanterhavsveien, Norway

The Atlantic Ocean Road (Atlanterhavsveien) in Norway is just as precarious as the other places on this list albeit for a different reason. Winding its way across the surface of the waves motorists have to be extremely cautious as harsh winds and crashing surf easily make this one of the more dangerous stretches of pavement in the world.

3Meteora monasteries, Greece

Meteora monasteries, Greece

The surreal Meteora monasteries of Greece were originally built by monks to be a refuge from Turkish invaders and until 100 years ago there wasn’t any way to get to them except for rope ladders. Today, however, you can take a cable car or walk up the perilous staircase cut into the stone.

4Devil's Pool, Zambia

Devil's Pool, Zambia

This natural rock pool on the edge of Victoria Falls in Zambia is a popular destination for tourists seeking a close brush with death. If you are feeling adventurous you can even lay down with your arms extended over the edge.

5Preikestolen, Norway

Preikestolen, Norway

Also known as the Preacher’s Pulpit, visiting this 600-meter high cliff is not recommended in winter or spring when the path to the top is paved with ice. In summer, though the view of the valley below is breathtaking.

6Crystal Pools, South Africa

Crystal Pools, South Africa

These cliffs found not far from the legislative capital of South Africa surround a calm bay and are often used by thrill-seekers as a diving platform.

7Yungus Road, Bolivia

Yungus Road, Bolivia

Known as the Road of Death, the 38-mile Yungas road connects the Amazon Rain Forest to La Paz, Bolivia. There is not a single guardrail and in many places, the road isn’t any wider than 10 feet. With between 200 and 300 people careening through their deaths every year, it is considered by many to be the most dangerous road on Earth.

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8Trift Bridge, Switzerland

Trift Bridge, Switzerland

As one of the highest and longest suspension bridges in the Alps, nothing more than a couple thrift planks of wood and some steel cables separate hikers from the icy glacier hundreds of feet below.

9Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Located in County Clare these cliffs cater to millions of visitors every year with everyone from die-hard adrenaline junkies to laid back photographers enjoying the view.

10Mount Huashan plank walk, China

Mount Huashan plank walk, China

Yes, what you see is real. With nothing more than a chain to grasp with your hands and flimsy boards nailed into the mountain for your feet, the ascent to the top of this mountain will make your palms sweat just thinking about it.


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