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The most bizarre tourist attractions around the globe
Posted on 26/12/2018 8 shares

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Uncomfortable, unforgettable, awe-inspiring and simply peculiar, these 10 bizarre destinations find themselves amongst the world's biggest tourist hotspots. And when it's not us humans building impressive concrete statues like Leshan's Giant Buddha or Chile's Hand of the Desert, it is Mother Nature herself who is the mastermind behind some of these breathtaking attractions.

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  • Manneken Pis, Brussels
    Manneken Pis, Brussels

    Legend has it that this funny statue, in the heart of Brussels, was constructed back in 1600 to commemorate a young boy who saved the entire city from burning down by putting out a fire with his urine! However, others believe the statue was made in memory of a young king who developed a bizarre habit of urinating on his enemies.

    But whatever the reason behind building this sculpture of a naked little boy urinating in a fountain, what's for sure is that it is one of the most well-known statues around the world and it is even dressed up for different holidays!

  • The Salar de Unyuni, Bolivia
    The Salar de Unyuni, Bolivia

    Once simply a prehistoric lake, today this is the most well-known and the largest salt flat in the entire world. And with a surface area of 10,582 square kilometers, it's no surprise that its home to half of the world's lithium reserve and 10 billion tons of salt.

    But even if this Bolivian attraction is not manmade, it still finds itself on our list of weird and wonderful destinations. Its appearance really is unique making it an interesting place to visit, even if it does only seem like heap of salt!

  • The Hand of the Desert, Chile
    The Hand of the Desert, Chile

    Somewhere in Chile's Atacama Desert, there's a giant hand which appears to pop up out of nowhere in the middle of the sand. And the closer you get to the sculpture, the more it looks like a giant character is desperately trying to escape from the sand's surface.

    Created by Chilean sculpturer, Mario Irarrazabal, this hand really is in the middle of nowhere. But if you are ever lucky enough to visit this desert, be sure to keep your eyes peeled!

  • Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, Italy
    Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, Italy

    There's no doubt about it, dark tourists will be in their element with a visit to these enchanting catacombs! At the end of the 16th century, the catacombs were solely reserved for monks, but during the following centuries Sicilian aristocrats wanted to be buried here too.

    Today they house around 8000 bodies, all lined up along the walls, and they are divided up in to categories: men, women, children, priests, monks and professionals.

  • The dead horse statue, Czech Republic
    The dead horse statue, Czech Republic

    You can't visit Prague without catching a glimpse of David Cerny's unmissable work! Not only is his art everywhere in this city, but it is controversial too! In fact, he is best known for his provocative pieces.

    Sitting under the Art Nouveau-style dome of the city's Lucerna Palace, tourists gather in their masses to check out this whacky statue. With their noses turned up, smartphone in hand, visitors here often fight for the best shot of this upside down horse, handing from the ceiling with its tongue out for everyone to see!

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