Find yourself wishing for a vacation that takes you off the beaten path? If tour guides and all-inclusive resorts aren't your thing, you'll be delighted to know that the world is full of oddities and rarities that are waiting to be discovered. From the strange trees of Socotra Island, to the shrunken heads of the Akodessewa Fetish Market to the unusual beauty of the Fly Geyser in Nevada, there's a sightseeing spot on this list for every kind of weirdo. Personally, I'm the weirdo who would like to visit #29.
#1. Whale Bone Alley – Siberia
Eighty-two miles off the coast of Alaska lies this macabre sight: a scattering of whale jawbones, ribs and vertebrae. Experts believe that these bones date all the way back to the 15th century, and could have been used as a place of worship.
#2. The Nazca Lines – Peru
The animal figures and geometric shapes in this stone are quite mysterious. They are visible only from the air, and each shape was drawn in a single, continuous line.
#3. Red Beach – Panjin, China
This beach is covered in a type of seaweed called sueda, which turns a vibrant shade of red in the fall. Only a small section of the beach is open to the public.
#4. Chocolate Hills – Bohol Island, the Philippines
The Chocolate Hill are the uplift of coral deposits and a result of rainwater erosion. They earned the nickname of ‘chocolate’ in the dry season, when the foliage on the hills changes from a lush green to a chocolatey brown.
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#5. The Bermuda Triangle – Atlantic Ocean
This infamous site, which includes about 500,000 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean, is known for its mysterious shipwrecks, conspiracy theories, and sailors and pilots disappearing without a trace.
#6. Varosha – Cyprus
Varosha is a completely uninhabited resort city on Cyprus’ coast. Varosha was quickly evacuated after the Turkish invasion. It looks like a bustling coastal town from a distance, but up close, it’s completely deserted and silent.