Most DANGEROUS Tourist Destinations In The World!

Most DANGEROUS Tourist Destinations In The World!

From falling into boiling waters to getting
kidnapped by rebels in a sulphuric desert, here are the top 10 most dangerous tourist
destinations in the world! 10. Half Dome, Yosemite National Park
Half Dome at Yosemite is popular for tourists from all over the world, especially hikers,
with an elevation of 8,842 feet and a hike that takes 10 to 14 hours to complete. The National Park Service website warns that
you need a permit to hike up Half Dome and that you should not hike the 14 to 16 miles
if you are unprepared. The National Park Service also states you
should leave at sunrise and keep an eye on the sun to know when to turn back. It is extremely tough and you might struggle
getting down the trail in the dark, which is not the only hazards hidden by the Half
Dome. Half Dome is also known for rocks falling
off the trail, or as many call it, death slabs. Rocks from 5 to 15 feet thick and tons of
pounds have fallen from Half Dome. These rocks are often part of Half Dome’s
popular hiking trail. The majority of the rock falls happening at
Half Dome are caused by exfoliation, which is when layers of granite, under extreme internal
pressure, are pushed outwards to the point of falling. No matter what the reason for rocks falling,
more than 20 deaths have occurred on Half Dome itself. If you count the deaths that have happened
on the trail leading to Half Dome, the number rises to 60. If you are heading that way, be extra careful! 9. Death Road, Bolivia
Yungas Road, which is more commonly known as Death Road, in Bolivia is a popular bike
path about 40 miles long. In the mid 1990’s, the Inter-American Development
Bank, which is a development finance organization for Latin America, named Death Road the “World’s
Most Dangerous Road.” Some of the conditions of Death Road include
rock falls, no guardrails, limited visibility, and high cliffs. Between 200 to 300 tourists get killed on
Death Road a year due to these conditions. Rains can often cause roadways to get slippery
and cause rocks to fall right onto the road without warning. The high cliffs with lack of guardrails can
pose a danger to those who are not looking where they are going or lose their balance
while trying to look over the cliff and enjoy the view. Of course, the limited visibility leads to
multiple crashes, even with the new paved two-lane road, which was a switch from the
unpaved one lane road that used to be the trail. However, there are still parts of the trail
which are narrower and unpaved so PAY ATTENTION! 8. Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Every year the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland is visited by about one million people. The highest cliffs reach 702 feet with the
lowest at 390 feet, all dropping directly into the Atlantic Ocean. The cliffs are also prone to high winds and
other bad weather, which can change quickly, easily knocking someone off balance or causing
rock falls. This is one reason there are warning signs
all around the cliffs, which warn people of landslides that have happened, causing unstable
edges and other dangers. In fact, the Cliffs of Moher twitter page
has also warned visitors to stay on the official path and not get to close to the edges due
to landslides. Or if someone wants to conveniently get rid
of you and push you off….Other warning signs state that visitors are not supposed to go
beyond the point of the sign or off the main trail as doing so would put you in danger. There have been so many deaths at the Cliffs
of Moher that there is a memorial marker which states, “In memory of those who have lost
their lives at the Cliffs of Moher.” And now for number 7, but first I wanted to
give a quick thank you to everyone who has been supporting this channel! Thank you for your positive feedback, love,
and support! New videos will now be posted 6 times a week! 7. Mount Everest
The past few years, Mount Everest has been in the news confirming the deaths of climbers’
due to avalanches. However, Mount Everest remains a top tourist
destination spot and has a problem with an overcrowd of climbers. Because of the drastic changes in weather
on Mount Everest, which peaks at over 29,000 feet, your body can go through a lot within
a short amount of time. High altitude can cause a sickness, which
is often acute and starts to hit at about 8,000 feet. Acute Mountain Sickness, as it is often called,
shows up in headaches, extreme fatigue, and dizziness. However, the further you go, the more severe
your symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness are. Once a climber is above 12,000 feet, the high
altitude decreases oxygen, which causes shortness of breath and can lead to many other health
concerns, such as coughing up blood and loss of consciousness. 6. New Smyrna Beach, Florida
New Smyrna Beach in Florida is known as the shark capital of the world according to the
Guinness Book of World Records. To date, there have been about 238 shark attacks. The popular surfing spot is also near an inlet
that is a great hunting ground for sharks. In fact, there have been so many shark attacks,
that New Smyrna Beach now has signs up that read “dangerous marine life.” These signs refer to sharks in the water,
however this does not deter people from continuing to swim in the waters. Statistically, Florida is the most likely
place in the world for you to get bitten by a shark. Fun fact, lightning strikes on Florida beaches
can be similarly deadly. 5. Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii
Even though most people understand the dangers of active volcanoes, Hawaii Volcanoes National
Park reports that over 100,000 tourists visit the areas of active volcanoes every year. Kilauea is one of Hawaii’s most popular
active volcanoes and is famous for its flowing rivers of lava, which is why the volcano has
been called the “gentle” volcano. While a flowing river of lava might be a great
tourist attraction, lava can also be hazardous to your health. But you don’t need me to tell you that! The lava releases toxic gasses, such as carbon
dioxide and sulfur dioxide. Carbon dioxide can lead to health issues such
as rapid heart rate and difficulty breathing. Sulfur dioxide can irritate the eyes, skin,
and respiratory systems. There is also the risk of volcanic laze, which
is when the lava from the volcano enter waters, causing the water to boil. These chemical reactions combine and produce
a white mist-like cloud called a laze. Lazes can drop water on to people that is
known to be more acidic than lemon juice and causes irritation in the lungs and on the
skin. Just be careful around all volcanoes!! 4. Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park is about 1,214,400 acres and had over 5 million tourists in 2016. Rangers at the Grand Canyon perform more rescues
than any other park. The West Rim of the Grand Canyon has several
areas where a visitor can walk up the edge of the cliff due to lack of railings. Actually many parts do not have railings. While it is definitely an amazing view, it
is also easy to lose your balance due to strong winds, vertigo, and fall over. The North Rim poses its own dangers, especially
for people who have respiratory issues as this rim is over 8,000 feet, which can cause
altitude sickness like I mentioned before. Not pleasant. The weather can be hot, with temperatures
reaching over 100 degrees, which causes health concerns such as heat stroke and dehydration,
especially if you do not bring enough water. The Grand Canyon is also home to the Bright
Angel Trail, which is one of the most dangerous hiking trails in America. Because of the high altitude of Bright Angel
Trail, which is over 4,000 feet, the weather can change suddenly from extreme heat to cold
to severe storms. With severe storms, there is a high chance
of getting struck by lightning or getting caught in other storm dangers. The Colorado River is a whole other set of
risks. Not only have many people drowned in the Colorado
River but even when the weather is extremely hot, the water can be freezing and give you
hypothermia. Wildlife can also cause a danger to tourists
at the Grand Canyon. The National Park Service website warns that
the wildlife is not like visiting a zoo, and you should stay away from various forms of
wildlife like mountain lions. 3. Mont Blanc, Chamonix
Mont Blanc is known as one of the tallest mountains in Europe, reaching a height over
15,000 feet. Mont Blanc is also said to be a fairly easy
mountain to climb, even with all the risks involved. One of the risks is the overcrowding of climbers,
especially during the busy season of the summer months. Overcrowding can lead to competition with
footing, which when you already have narrow areas to place your feet, it can quickly become
dangerous as one group tries to pass another. Avalanches are another risk on the mountain. Mont Blanc is known for rapid weather changes
from wind to hot weather to freezing temperatures. When the weather gets warm, it can affect
the snow, causing a snowpack to slide. Then if the weather gets too cold, climbers
have an increased risk for frostbite and hypothermia. Plus, there is also the risk of slipping and
falling on ice, which may sound silly but plenty of people have gone home with broken
arms and legs from a hard fall. 2. Boiling Lake, Dominica
Boiling Lake has a specific cautionary message to tourists from the Dominican Government,
which states, DO NOT go swimming in the lake! You’d think with a name like that, a sign
wouldn’t be necessary. Boiling Lake is basically a flooded fumarole,
which is an opening in the earth’s crust about 6 miles long, found in areas surrounded
by volcanoes. Boiling Lake is a volcano-hydrothermal lake
which has seen a drop in the water level, along with cooler temperatures, but it is
still too hot for swimming. Unless you want to risk getting boiled alive! Temperatures can reach about 180 degrees Fahrenheit
closer to the center, though the waters are a bit cooler along the edges. True to its name, the waters can often be
seen boiling, that is if the steam from the water isn’t too thick to see the lake. Furthermore, deadly gasses such as carbon
dioxide are released from the depths of the lake. And then there is the hiking trail leading
to the Boiling Lake, which is often slippery and muddy due to rain and can be dangerous
while hiking. If you have been there let us know, because
it sounds like quite the adventure! 1. Danakil Desert, Ethiopia
The Danakil Desert was named to be one of the cruelest places on earth by National Geographic,
however, this is still a place where people want to go. While the Danakil Desert is known for its
unique landscapes, it is also home to some of the hottest temperatures and frequent earthquakes. The landscape of the Danakil Desert features
yellow sulfur fields, blindingly white salt beds, and green and blue hydrothermal water
ponds. Because the Danakil Desert is basically a
volcanic wasteland, in which the land has melted underfoot, there is a threat of dangerous
gases you might breathe in too, while you are trying to avoid the sulfur fields. The Danakil Desert also includes an area with
an active volcano. Beside all of these things, the biggest concern
is there is also a risk of getting kidnapped. In fact, Foreign offices will advise you never
to visit this desert, because of a border conflict with Eritrea, which is why a tourist
might get more than they bargained for. Thanks for watching! Have you ever been to any of these places? Let us know your experience in the comments
below! Are they really as scary as they seem? Remember to subscribe and see you next time!! Byeeeeee

64 thoughts on “Most DANGEROUS Tourist Destinations In The World!

  1. Am glad to only see one Caribbean island on it, if you wanna visit the Caribbean reply or DM me on Instagram @the_crimeboss for personal chat

  2. Another awesome video.. I have watched your videos for so long. an have never thanked you for all your hard work ? its appreciated.

  3. Hi O.E., great video today. I always love watching your video's as they have lots of info in them!! people will keep going to these places especially if they sat you can't go. have a great week!!!

  4. I used to live at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. My first hike to the bottom and back took me 8 hours. I found out from a park ranger that people have died doing just that. Oops.

  5. I used to be one of the train robbers on on the Grand Canyon Railway. I was up there sometimes once a week if we had two trains running. It's dangerous because stupid people climb over the railing and go out to the edges. It's decomposing rock. It's falling apart. When it falls you go with it. One of my jokes in the morning show was that.."it has a view that will take your breath away….but only for the 1st 10' or so. Then it's a long scream 'till you hit bottom". We wanted them all healthy for the ride home. It's hard to rob people in an ambulance or Life Flight Helicoptor.

  6. Been to the Hawaiian volcano. A group of about 10 college kids got there about the same time getting ready to hike up. Told a few of them that just had on regular tennis shoes (or whatever they're called now) that they may want to hang back because their feet may hurt from the heat. They went ahead and we met some coming back down shortly thereafter. One guy was having to bring his girlfriend piggyback. It was hilarious.

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  8. Hi! It's nice you created this video as I hope to go soon on a major round the world journey and this helps to know at times one must look out. I didn't know some volcanic gasses are so toxic and other precautions to take. Thanks!

  9. Kinda surprised the outer banks isn't on here. Many tourists die by ignoring our dangerous ripcurrents, deadly bacteria in the sea and also shark attacks have increased alot in the last few years. There was a little boy, I think 6 or so and he was pulled into a ripcurrent, when he was washing his feet. Only had water up to his ankles and that was all it took. The navy found him the next day. Very sad and horrible. There flags everywhere telling people what dangers are out but tourists never think to learn or pay attention to these. Even flags letting people know if the water is unsafe do to deadly bacteria or algae is in the sea. Which happens alot in hotter summers in the beaches where the surf is not very rough, has even been from human waste which is really nasty that people ignore the danger signs.

  10. I'm from Ireland and when I was younger there was no safety wall or trail at the Cliffs of Moher, it was more of a common sense thing not to go near the edge. I've been there way too many times at this point but here's a tip don't use the car park because it costs a fortune, just park down the road a bit no one wil care.

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