Sunday, 18 September 2011

Bizarre Tourist Destinations

A Tourist Destination is normally being associated with a place that will bring a good vibes to the people who will visit it. It is usual for all of us to go to a wonderful place and learn so many good things about that particular location. What if the place is odd? Do you still want to explore it even if it is a scenery that is not really that pleasing to the eyes? Below, I have a list of the most bizarre places to go to on Earth. Some of them are so creepy that it really caught my attention.

Island of the Dolls (Mexico)

This is also known as the “La Isla de la Munecas” in Spanish. This is an island at the south of Mexico that people are saying to be full of superstitions and mystery. Almost every tree in there were decorated with mutilated infant dolls and as if gruesomely killed by the person who hanged them there. That particular person was Don Juli├ín Santana, a hermit who despite of having a wife still chose to live alone for about 50 years before his death last 2001. This island was created by him in memory of a dead girl who he claims to haunt him. It all started when he saw a doll floating on the canal, he took it and put it on a tree to save him from evil and to make the dead girl happy. He was not contented with just one doll, thus he collected a vast number of those until he made the entire island as a shrine. Ironically, in 2001 he was found dead by his nephew on the same canal where he claimed that the girl who was haunting him had drowned.
Island of the Dolls

Bubblegum Alley (California, USA)

Chew some gum and stick it on the wall, where on earth can you possibly do that but at the Bubblegum Alley. Located at San Luis Obispo, California, this place is known for its unusual and quite disgusting reputation. Why? because chewed bubble gums are being sticked on the walls of that alley. People believe that this alley started in the late 1950's as a result of a rivalry between students from San Luis Obispo High School and Cal Poly Students. It was said that sticking bubble gums on the wall became their way of expressing their superiority above anyone else, thus giving birth to the Bubblegum Alley. Many people protested for the removal of this spot on that place due to some hygiene issues but it just didn't materialize.

How Par Villa (Singapore)

This is a Chinese Mythological theme park that was formerly called the "Tiger Balm Garden". This can be considered as one of the weirdest theme park in Southeast Asia due to the odd looking exhibits. It shows almost 1000 statues and 150 dioramas that were inspired by Chinese folklore, history and mythology. Who would not be disturbed on statues such as a woman breastfeeding her father in law, armed monkeys, or the human faced giant crab. If a person knows the chinese myths, he/she will definitely treat that scenario as fine because they know where it is coming from...but for a person who has no background or whatsoever with the myths, it will just definitely blow one mind out.

 San Pedro Prison (Bolivia)

A prison like no other, that phrase can best describe "El penal de San Pedro" which is situated in La Paz, Bolivia. It is way different from a regular correctional facilities, as freedom to do anything is not an unusual activity on this place. What's funny yet disturbing about this is the fact that there is a society in the jail and the inmates can also live with their families inside. There are also jobs inside it and the sale of cocaine base on the the visiting tourists is a way of generating income to the inmates inside. There is an approximately 1,500 inmates, at San Pedro prison with additional guests staying in the prison hotel.

Chernobyl, Ukraine

You probably know the history of the nuclear disaster at the City of Pripyat, (Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant). This place was founded way back 1970 in order to house the workers that will be employed to the Nuclear Power Plant. It was then proclaimed as a city in 1979 but was eventually abandoned on 1986 due to the disaster that occurred. From then on, this has been considered as a ghost city due to the  fear of hazard that it may bring to the people who will attempt to reside at it.

Auschwitz Birkenau German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (Poland)

Approximately 1.1 million people were killed in this place during the World War II, thus the ambiance of death will definitely leave every visitor depressed upon exploring the facilities. With the fact that human experimentation occurred there rampantly and heinous or gruesome activities happened on that area, this is undoubtedly one of the eeriest place to go to here on earth.

There are lots of peculiar Tourist destinations in the world right now but I have just tackled just few of them. Below, you will be able to see further list of the most bizarre tourist spots on earth.

Truk Lagoon, Micronesia
Occult Abbey of Thelema, Sicily
Mary King’s dead-end, Edinburgh
Sonora Witchcraft Market in Mexico City, Mexico
Easter Island, Chile
Manchac Swamps, Louisiana
Paris Catacombs, France
Winchester House, San Jose, California       


  1. like your post, it's a little 'creepy' lol! left you a kiss and following you know, hope you do the same, thanks!

    a visit from Earth!

  2. simply Kim: thanks for following and appreciating my blogs girl! :)
    @Seri: same to you my friend..

  3. takot ako sa manika, so torture sa'kin yang Island of the Dolls na yan. LOL.

  4. Its nice to travel specially abroad. There, you can have experience that you never had before. A place to relax and to enjoy is the right place you should choose.

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