I know, many prefer a relaxing vacation, somewhere on a beach, sipping on an ice-cold cocktail while a perfect tan. But, for those of you who would like something special, here are the top 7 world’s scariest travel destinations.
From islands of snakes and horrifying catacombs to haunted graveyards and Dracula’s castle, these breathtaking tourist destinations would definitely be that special touch that might turn your vacation into an unforgettable experience.
Top 7 World’s Scariest Travel Destinations
Paris Catacombs, Paris, France
Lined with skulls and bones of more than 6 million people, the Paris Catacombs is the ideal travel destination for a breathtaking Halloween experience.
The Island of the Dolls, Mexico
Near Mexico City, along the astonishing canals of Xochimilco, there is the so-called Island of the Dolls (Isla de las Muñecas in Spanish), a place filled with old dolls, many with missing limbs and empty eye sockets, which hang from trees and fences in the area in a landscape that looks like the set of a horror movie.
Salem, Massachusetts, USA
In 1692, during some witch trials, 20 people were hanged for witchcraft. Since then, the town of Salem has embraced its witchy past and is now one of the world’s scariest travel destinations with many urban legends related to witchery, curses, and ghosts.
Dracula’s Castle, Transylvania, Romania
Every vampire stories fan out there would love to go to Bran Castle, situated in Transylvania, Romania, from where the legend of Dracula born.
Snake Island, Brazil
Home to between 2,000 and 4,000 golden lancehead pit vipers, the Snake Island, in Brazil, is the most “slithery” one of the top world’s scariest travel destinations.
Highgate Cemetery, London, UK
Holding around 170,000 people, among which some figures like Karl Marx, Lucien Freud, Christina Rossetti rest in peace, Highgate Cemetery in London, in the UK, earned its name as a horrifying tourist destination in the 1960s when several visitors witnessed a ghostly appearance, popularly known as the “Highgate Vampire,” haunting the cemetery alleys.
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, West Virginia, USA
Trans-Allegheny lunatic asylum ran between 1864 and 1994, but became famous the 1950s, when more than 2,400 patients were crammed into a room designed to supports only 250. Now, the asylum offers paranormal tours and is one of the most famous world’s scariest travel destinations.
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