Every location in the world is not for tourist. Some places in the world are advised to be avoided due to dangerous conditions. These places besides dangerous conditions are very dangerous for tourist to visit. Following are the ten most dangerous places to visit as a tourist.
1. Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome
Half Dome is a granite dome at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite national Park, California. It is the most familiar rock formation in Yosemite. The granite crest rises over 1,444 meter above the valley floor. Hiking is not allowed here without permit. Approximately daily 50 permits are issued during the hiking season.
2. Black Cat Track
Black Cat Track is between Salamaua and Wau in the Morobe Province. It is a forgotten World War II trail that passes through very difficult and hazardous terrain. Place includes dangerous river crossings, swamps, cliffs, trees that are fallen, moss covered rocks and dangerous ledges. This place is not for the faint hearted, nor for the inexperienced bush walker.
3. Caminito Del Rey
It is a walkway pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Alora in the province of Malaga, Spain. It is also considered as the dangerous place for tourist to visit. The walkway had fallen into disrepair and was partially closed for over a decade. After four years of extensive repairs and renovations the walkway re-opened for tourist in 2015. It is still the world’s most dangerous walkway.
4. Cliffs of Moher
The Cliff of Moher are located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare, Ireland. They are 120 meters above from the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head and reach the maximum height of 214 meters at north of O’Brien’s Tower. It is one of the dangerous place in the world for tourist to visit but still every year millions of tourist visit this place.
5. The Beaches Of Acapulco
The Beaches of Acapulco are famous for their charms and perfect weather conditions. Tourists have in mind that these are comfort beaches in the world. But unfortunately, here crime rate is 30 times higher than any American city. Recently in 2013, the murders rate was 142 per 100,000 citizens, and even though the city is quick to point out that it’s mostly drug-related and non tourist-centric at all.
6. Colorado River
It is a main river of the Southwestern U.S and northwest Mexico. It is known for its dramatic canyons and whitewater rapids. White-water rafting can be fun for the tourists but the Colorado River has been plagued with accidents, injuries, and fatalities. Heavy rain in the rainy season can potentially add to the problem.
7. Alnwick Garden
The Alnwick Garden is a complex of formal gardens adjacent to Alnwick Castle in the town of Alnwick, Northumberland, England. The gardens have a long history under the Dukes of Northumberland, but fell into disrepair until revived at the turn of the 21st century. But within Alnwick’s boundaries, kept behind black iron gates, is a place where are explicitly told not to stop and smell the flowers.
8. Hawaii’s Volcano Tours
Hawaii Volcanoes national Park on Hawaii Island is one of the few places in the world where visitors can come face to face with an active volcano. This once in a lifetime chance to safely explore Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, makes Hawaii a destination unlike any other. This is also a most dangerous places to visit as a tourist.
9. Skellig Michael
Skelling Michael also known as Great Skelling is an island in the Atlantic Ocean, 11.6 kilometers west of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. It stresses that there are 600 ancient steps that wind their way up the side of the mountain, and there are absolutely no safety features whatsoever. There is also no food, water, visitor centers, toilets, or shelter.
10. Boa Viagem
It is the most famous beach of the city of Recife, capital of the state of Pernambuco. Most of the Boa Viagem beach is protected by a barrier of natural reefs, and the authorities don’t recommend swimming beyond the reef to prevent attacks sharks. Also the surf is currently prohibited here. It is one of the most dangerous beaches in the world, Boa Viagem is fit ideal to the presence of more aggressive shark on the planet, the bull shark.
Note: This list is based on the search of Wikipedia and www.listverse.com.