The 10 most dangerous places to visit
Going on vacation is not necessarily easy and can even be dangerous. If you are scared of heights or not brave (like me), avoid these 10 destinations.
Cliffs of Moher (Ireland)
One of the most famous tourist spots in Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher are not in itself dangerous if you decide to take the delimited paths. But to better observe the vertiginous fall, many tourists risk getting closer to the edge and test their balance on the slippery floor. Despite the bans, some even decided to ride their bike and try out the narrowest paths. "Moher" meaning "madness" in Gaelic, it explains why people are crazy enough to cycle them.
The Pas dans le vide in l’Aiguille du Midi (France)
At the Mont Blanc in the French Alps and more specifically at the Aiguille du Midi, a glass box has been installed to give you the impression of floating above the mountains at more than 3800 meters high. Avoid it if you are terrified of heights !
Trift Bridge (Switzerland)
The bridge located in Gadmen in Switzerland is an architectural marvel. Measuring 170 meters long and less than one meter wide, it rises to 100 meters high allowing you a magnificent and plunging view of the Swiss Alps.
This "troll tongue" born from the erosion of mountains is one of the most popular tourist spots in Norway. Be careful though when you sit near the void and try to capture the perfect selfie!
Sky Tower in Auckland (New-Zealand)
At 328 meters high up, Sky Tower is the tallest tower in the Southern Hemisphere. Which attracts tourists from around the world and thrill seekers. You can indeed jump from the top of the tower and have a breathtaking view of the economic capital of New Zealand.
Devil's swimming pool, Victoria Falls (Zambie/Zimbabwe)
Bathing in the highest falls of Africa is possible! A natural pool, affectionately named Devil's Pool, lets you wade to the edge of the falls. Most bathers take the opportunity to take a picture close to the precipice still measuring 108 meters high.
Caminito del Rey (Spain)
Officially forbidden (you risk a fine of 6000 euros), the "King's path" was built in the early twentieth century and has not been maintained since. The course which views are breathtaking have no other equivalent than the dangerousness of the journey.
Yungas Road (Bolivia)
The award for the most dangerous road in the world goes without contest to the Yungas road in Bolivia. This very narrow mountain side road, prone to landslides and poorly maintained costs the lives of a hundred people each year. But this is far from limiting its traffic since buses and trucks use it every day.
Huashan Mountain (China)
The ascent of Mount Huashan in Shaanxi Province, although popular, is one of the most dangerous in the world. If you do not decide to take the cable car that will take you safely to the top, one of the trails promises an adrenaline rush. The trek to the top of the sacred mountain is made of steep steps carved into the rock and wooden boards overlooking precipices.
Huayna Picchu (Peru)
If the access to Machu Picchu is already complicated, the summit of Huayna Picchu mountain is even more dangerous. The view of the Macchu Picchu is incredible but at what cost! Trails to the top of the mountain are very poorly maintained and deadly falls are numerous.
This list is far from being exhaustive, if you have visited some of the mentioned places or other equally perilous, leave us a comment!