Found this interesting article on Huffington Post. Some of the sites are very appropriate for Halloween. The Paris Sewer Museum seems fun but Bubblegum Alley may be a touch to sticky and icky for me. Enjoy your travels and have a safe Halloween. What have been some of your strangest travel adventures? Share in the comments.
From the strange to the creepy to the gross, cities around the world have some bizarre tourist attractions.
Whether you have a love of all things odd or are looking for a break from everyday museums and monuments, these weird attractions are a must-see.
Check out some of the world’s most bizarre tourist attractions below!
Yunessun Spa Resort
If you’ve always wanted to soak in your favorite beverage, a visit to Japan’s Hakone Kowakien Yunessun Hot Springs Amusement Park & Spa Resortis in order. Not only can you take a relaxing dip in your run-of-the-mill jacuzzis, but you can bathe in spas filled with sake, green tea, coffee or red wine.
Island Of The Dolls
Mexico’s Isla de las Munecas is the perfect combination of creepy and flat-out weird. Dedicated to the lost soul of a young girl (creepy), the island is populated by hundreds of old, decomposing baby dolls hanging from trees (weird) — the dolls are believed to possess the soul of the dead girl. Go for the frights, and for the story.
Bubblegum Alley is an attraction you can be a part of. The wall of chewed bubblegum in San Luis Obispo, Calif., has been growing since the 1970s. The sticky, colorful wall is a must-see for gum chewers and those who want to ick out their germaphobe travel companions.
Avanos Hair Museum
There are some bizarre museums out there, and theAvanos Hair Museum is maybe one of the strangest in the world. A dark cavern that sits below a pottery shop, the “museum” features thousands of locks of hair.
Located in Palermo, Italy, the Capuchin Catacombs are bone-chillingly creepy. Eight thousand incredibly well-preserved mummies dressed in their finest garb line the walls of these tombs, which tourists can today stroll through. Many of the bodies are posed — making them even eerier. Avoid in the event of a zombie apocalypse.
Karni Mata Temple
Deshnok, India’s Karni Mata Temple — also known as the Temple of Rats — lives up to its name. The temple is named for the Goddess Karni, who believed her family members would never die, but rather be reincarnated as rats. The temple’s rat population is treated as sacred, giving protection to the temple. If you’re not a fan of rodents, don’t fear — they’re apparently very friendly.
Paris Sewer Museum
“Paris has another Paris under herself; a Paris of sewers…” said Victor Hugo in his 1862 novel, Les Miserables, and now you, too, can hang out where the vagrants of yore passed their time. The Paris Sewer Museum takes you beneath the city and is dedicated to exploring the significance of the sewer system. History buffs will enjoy the educational experience, and everyone else will be just slightly weirded out.