Bizarre isn’t anecdotal any longer. Making that point are these spots from around the world that pull in thousands and keep on remaining well known with vacationers. While some of these spots have a fascinating history behind them, numerous others are moderately new and will make you ask why they even exist. What was the need? In any case, these spots are as odd as they are engaging. Yep! Have a look at these spots.
World’s Largest Artificial Tree (Dubai)
Man has already done a lot of things, bad, with mother nature. These things can’t be undone, no matter how much we try. Our environment suffers every single day and this is not a new thing, is it?
The Green Planet is a new indoor attraction in Dubai which has a rich ecosystem that contains approx. 3000 species of fauna and flora. Okay. But it also has the world’s largest artificial tree right in the middle of it. What was the need of this? They say that it was needed because they wanted to sustain an indoor ecosystem! Hmmm… okay! But why?
Capuchin Catacombs, Italy
If you like to watch the macabre style movies (Saw, Hostel) and wish to see something like that in real life then Capuchin Catacombs in Italy is just for you. This place in Palermo, Italy, has the remains of as much as 8000 corpses. OMG!
This place was made after the death of Silvestro da Gubbio in 1599. His corpse is the oldest at Capuchin Catacombs. The Church wanted to make the body of the monk accessible for intercession and hence this place came into being. But soon this odd ‘trend’ became famous and more & more priests wanted to be preserved here. They wanted their families to come and see them after their death.
Creepy! Very creepy.
Upside-Down House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
We all love architecture and well-built houses, mansions and so on. But what is with this house? A 2 storey upside-down house? Yes! This house is situated at the KL Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and is a major tourist attraction now. You will be amazed to know that properly guided tours are available for curious tourists. And even China has one too! If that makes money then I too want one to be built. Lol.
Mother Shipton’s Cave
Mother Shipton’s cave is a petrifying well in Knaresborough in North Yorkshire, England. The well looks quite similar to a skull and this led to the urban legend that the well is cursed by the devil himself. It is said that whatever falls into the well – plants, birds, everyday objects – turns to stone. But by its very definition, a petrifying well is known to do exactly that because of very high mineral content.
Wang Saen Sek Hell Garden or Thailand’s Hell Horror Park
This horror park in Thailand shows extremely graphic scenes from the Hell/Naraka. It is obviously inspired by the Buddhist scripture and the whole theme of the park is based on it. There is one signboard too which says “Welcome To Hell” besides many others. All these signs in the park are for the sinners, too many of them actually. The imagery in the park is rather very disturbing, to be frank. But still, this is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand.
Icelandic Phallological Museum
This museum situated in Reykjavík, Iceland, holds a collection of penises. Yes, you read that absolutely correct. This is bizarre. There are about 283 penises from different species on display here. Even a penis of a deceased human, mountaineer named Páll Arason. You get to ‘see’ the male glory here. No laughing okay! Lol.
Bubblegum Alley, California
Are you one of the many who loves sticking around your chewed bubblegums? Now you can show off your ‘art’ to the whole world. Yes right! Don’t hide this anymore. Tourists are gathering to see it! Hahaha. San Luis Obispo in California has a 21-meter long alley and it is all covered in bubblegums on various colours and flavours. How did this wall come into being is not certain but this ‘art display’ was unveiled to the world in the 1970s. Stick it up the wall they say!