Weird and Creepy Destinations
If you love traveling and experience weird tourist destinations or weirdest shopping experiences , here are some places that may amaze you, that will make you free from your stress from your daily routine work or boredom.
1) Japan Noodle SPA
A “Ramen bath or SPA” located in Nantsuttei, Hadano, Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan’s famous town of hot springs, where visitors can relax and have their “hot noodle baths”. The Ramen bowl shape tubs, contains pepper flavored water just like the Ramen soup. According to Hakone Kowakien Yunessun spa organizers the pepper aroma helps you refresh your stressed mind, the pepper collagen in the pork broth improve your metabolism and cleans the skin (some guests who tried it said their acne’s are gone). The Yunessan spa resorts of Hakone, had their chocolate, coffee, green tea, wine and sake on their menus, and now the Ramen noodles bath, may be for some it is really weird.
2) Sekigahara War World , Gifu Japan
The most important battle in Japan history is known as the Sekigahara, located in Gifu Prefecture in Sekigahara village, which is viewed today as the dividing point between eastern and western Japan. The Sekigahara officials, decided to expand and rehabilitate the 30,000 square meter theme park with life size concrete statues of the battle, complete with recreations of hand-to-hand combat, beheadings, and ritual suicides.
3) Rudas Bath, Hungary
Rudas Bath or Rudas fürdő is a thermal and medicinal bath in Budapest, Hungary. The components of slightly radioactive thermal water includes sulphate, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate and a significant amount of fluoride ion. Medical indications of the water is causing joint illnesses, chronic and sub-acute joint inflammations, vertebral disk problems, neuralgia and lack of calcium in the bone system. The Rudas bath retains many of the key elements of a Turkish Bath, serving as an example by its Turkish dome and octagonal pool. “Turkish bath” as a method of relaxation and cleansing, first relaxes in a room (known as the warm room) that is heated by a continuous flow of hot, dry air, allowing the bather to perspire freely. Bathers may then move to an even hotter room (known as the hot room) before bathings themselves with cold water. After performing a full body wash and receiving a massage, bathers finally retire for a period of relaxation to the cooling room.
4) Valle de la Prehistoria, Cuba
A tourist attraction and and recreation center dedicate Valley of Prehistory in Santiago de Cuba is a tourist and recreation center dedicated to the science of paleontology in Cuba. It is a section of the National Park Baconao in which we built a real prehistoric park filled with sculptures of extinct animals in natural size, separated by geological epochs. Hundreds have been constructed from it. From the ground 14m Brachiosaurus until Seymouria representation. Includes human evolutionary links. Showing several Corythosaurus next to a small artificial waterfall. Even hunting scenes between animals and humans. It is not clear whether Fidel tied-up in Michael Crichton to oversee the construction of this experiment in anachronism, but even the creator of the Jurassic Park would feel a little bizarre in the setting of life-size prehistoric creatures completed by inmates from a nearby prison. Spread over an area of 11 hectares, the 200 life-sized prehistoric creatures in the Santiago de Cuba province range from the cavemen to brontosaurus, developing a kind of Communist theme park with Flinstone-like structures.
5) Karni Mata Temple or Rat Temple
Karni Mata was a female Hindu sage born in the Charan caste and is worshiped as the incarnation of the goddess Durga by her followers, and the official deity of the royal family of Jodhpur and Bikaner. The temple is famous for its thousands of rats, which are treated as sacred and given protection in the temple. Nari bai, the second name of Karni mata, and many followers claimed the Hindu sect temples is not affiliated with the Jainism. Legend has it that Laxman, Karni Mata’s stepson (or the son of one of her storytellers), drowned in a water tank he was attempting to drink from. Karni Mata implored Yama, the god of death, to revive him. First refusing, Yama eventually relented, permitting Laxman and all of Karni mata’s male children to be reincarnated as rats. The more than 20,000 black rats, living in the temple, is famous, though creepy and weird. According to their beliefs, if one of the rats is killed, it must be replaced with one made of solid gold. Eating food that has been nibbled or left-overs by the rats is considered to be a “high honor“. Out of all of the thousands of rats in the temple, there are a few white rats, which are considered to be especially holy. They are believed to be the manifestations of Karni Mata herself and her four sons. Sighting them is a special blessing and visitors put in extensive efforts to bring them forth, offering prasad, a sweet holy food.
6) Mount Myohyang, North Korea’s “International Friendship Exhibition Hall”
The International Friendship Exhibition is a large museum complex located at Myohyang-san mountain, Pyongyan province, North Korea. It is a “collection of halls museum”,that house gifts presented to former leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il from various foreign dignitaries. In Korean culture, the protocol of gift-giving from the communists leaders or like minded-countries, is well established. Gifts include: From the former Romanian leader, Nicolae Ceausescu, a head of a bear, from the former Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi’s gift is a metal horseman and an ornate chess board, from the Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, a Crocodile skin suitcase, from the former Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, he gave a gem-encrusted silver sword and a miniature mosque made in mother pearl, from China’s first premier Zhou Enlai is an antique gramophone and China’s chairman Mao Zedong, is an Armored Train car (entire wings are dedicated to gifts from the country), from Tanzania is an ivory lion, from Yugoslavia is a gold cigarette case, from East Germany is a bronze USSR tank, from Mongolia is a silver chopsticks, from the U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, is a basketball signed by Michael Jordan, from the former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin is a bullet-proof limousine, and a 1994 album Back in the Day: The Best of Bootsy a copy of Bootsy Collins. Upon the International Friendship Exhibition museum, the guests must remove their shoes and asked to bow before Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il‘s portraits.
7) Xochimilco , Mexico
Xochimilco is one of the sixteen delegations or boroughs within Mexican Federal District. The borough is centered on the formerly Xochimilco independent city, established on what was the Lake Xochimilko southern shore in the pre-Hispanic period. Along the artificial islands known as Chinampas, are the canals , where trajineras boats or colorful gondolas passes through, famous for tourists rides or local residents which is 170 km of canals.
However, the most famous amphibian animal from these waters is famously known as the axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum), commonly used used as a medicine, food and ceremonial object during the Aztec empire. It was considered to be an incarnation of the god Xolotl, brother of Quetzalcoatl. The axolotl is famous due to its abilities to regenerate limbs and other body parts, and has the ability to breath air on dry land but with limited time, and can also reach sexual maturity as a larva, which no other amphibian can do.
The Xoloitzcuintli is a rare, hairless breed of dog, found in toy, miniature and standard sizes. It is also known as Mexican hairless dog in English speaking countries.
8) Islas De las Munecas
The best-known in Xochimilco chinampa belonged to a man named Julián Santana Barrera, a native of the La Asunción neighborhood. Santana Barrera was a loner, who was rarely seen in most of Xochimilco. He came to fame because he would collect the old broken dolls’ bodies from the canals and rubbish areas or dump sites, and then hang them from branches and tie them to tree trunks to keep away evil spirits and appease the spirit of a dead girl he had found in the canal a few years before. He would state that he believed that the dolls were somehow still “alive” but “forgotten” by their owners, and other places was “discovered” in the early 1990s, covered with water lilies area was being cleared. Before this, it was thought that no one lived on this chinampa, but Santana Barrera was there, living in a hut with no services and generally did not receive visitors, other than family. The display of dolls and parts attracted attention of the press and other visitors, which later on he called the place La Monecas, he narrated to them that the dolls were there to keep away evil spirits and to help with the harvests in his gardens, and he frequently moved the dolls around among the tree branches. He began to receive more visitors to see the dolls, which eventually included local political figures. In 2001, Santana Barrera died, there were many versions on how he mysteriously died, some say he drowned himself in the river because he was driven insane, others say the dolls came alive and killed him, his body was found where the girl died, but in fact he just died of old age. The dolls, however, are still on the island, accessible by boats if you ever want to see this mysterious weird island of the dolls.
9) Cockroaches Hall of Fame
The Cockroach Hall of Fame, features dead bugs or cockroaches dressed as celebrities or historical figures, founded by Michael Bohdan. This weird tourists attractions will make you feel weird or creepy, but it will definitely make you ‘grin’, when you see on displays that features “Liberoachi”, “the Combates Motel” and “David Letteroach” and many more ‘celebrities’. Bohdan also displays live Madagascar Hissing cockroaches and other African cockroaches (about 3 to 4 inches long), and when you pick them up, they will “greet” you with a hiss.
10) Bang Kwang Prison Thailand
Bang Kwang Central Prison is a men’s prison at the Chao Phraya river in Nonthaburi Province, Thailand, located about 7 miles north of Bangkok, where many foreign prisoners are incarcerated. The most noted harsh prison which handles death row and long-sentence prisoners, where all prisoners are required to wear leg irons for the first three months of their sentences, while the prisoners on the death row inmates have their leg irons welded permanently. Every prisoners received one bowl of rice in vegetable soup each day. Other food must be purchased from the prison canteen with a chit system. Each prisoner has an “account” with the canteen, but the poor prisoners do chores for wealthier prisoners and prison guards to earn money for food. Some British and Lebanese prisoners receive extra money per month from charities. The British Embassy also provides food and vitamins for their prisoners. Prisoners are provided with cooking facilities and gas for the stoves is provided by the prison. Thai prisoners used to be served Khao Daeng red rice, foreign prisoners white rice, but has been abolished as it was seen as discrimination, so nowadays all prisoners are now served white rice.
11) Neutrality Arch Turkmeniistan
The Neutrality Arch is a monument located in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Niyazov’s successor as president signed a decree on January 18, 2010, was officially said to be a move to improve urban design in Ashgabat but is seen as part of Berdimuhamedow’s campaign to remove personality cult traces that Niyazov had created in his two decades at the head of one of the world’s most authoritarian regimes. The cities and the airports was named by Niyazov after himself, ordered the ice palace building and a (130 ft) tall pyramid but the gold-plated statue has been described as the most notorious symbol of his legacy.
12) Karner Bone House, Austria
An ossuary is a chest, building, well, or site made to serve as the final resting place of human skeletal remains. They are frequently used where burial space has insufficient demands. A body is first buried in a temporary grave, then after some years the skeletal remains are removed and placed in an ossuary, and the reduced space taken up by an ossuary means the possibility of storing more remains of many people in a single tomb, more than having the coffin buried in one grave. Karner a tribe belonging to the Alps and Danube Celts, and his surname “Karner”, believed to be related to the Keeper of the Bones, which lives to the south of the Gail and and Drau in the Karner Alps, now known as Krain, Karnten, and Friaul.
Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini, or Our Lady of the Conception of the Capuchins Church and Ossuary
San Bernardino alle Ossa, Milan, Italy
Sedlec Ossuary, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
Skull Chapel in Czermna, Poland
Capela dos Ossos or Chapel of Bones, Evora, Portugal
13) Holy Right Fist – St Stephen’s Basilica
The King’s Right Hand, known as the Holy Right, is kept as a relic in Budapest, Hungary. The Hungarians interpreted the incorruptibility of his right arm and hand, with which he had held the Holy Crown higher from his deathbed when asking Virgin Mary to be the Queen of the Hungarians, as a sign that the Blessed Virgin Mary had accepted the king’s offer to her of the Hungarian people, and she remains officially their queen. The right hand remained ‘intact’ and was mummified, was divided among European royalty, but the Holy Right of King Saint Stephen was placed in a town built solely for the purpose of keeping it, the town in Transylvania called “Szent Jobb“, or Holy Right,but then the Holy Right was transferred to where it is today, and the mummified Right Hand is laid in a golden cage.
14) Szabadság Szobor or Statue of Liberty
The Szabadság Szobor or Statue of Liberty (sometimes called the Freedom Statue) also found in Budapest, Hungary, was first erected in 1947, to remember the Soviet conquest during the World War ll, located in Gellert Hill, which makes it a prominent feature of the city of Budapest. This Statue of Liberty or Freedom Statue, is a 14 meter tall bronze statue stands atop a 26 meter pedestal and holds a palm leaf. At the background, two smaller statues are also present around the base, but the original monument consisted of two more originally that have since been removed from the site and relocated to Statue Park.
15) The Ghost Bus Tour in London
Whenever you go to London for a tour, experience the weird and creepy The Ghost Bus Tour on board the London Necrobus, which is in fact a haunted Routemaster double decker bus. This creepy and weird tourist bus will bring you to a ghostly tours and creepy destinations, and aboard the bus, you will meet the mentally deranged- looking bus conductor and as expected, you will be about to enter a scary and ghostly places, such as haunted places with unmarked graves, public executions, and many more creepy and weird areas.
16) London Dungeon, London
The popular tourist attraction in London is the London Dungeon, which recreates macabre and covered with bloody historical events in a ” gallows humor a grimly comedic style, attempting to make them appealing to younger audiences. It uses a mixture of live actors, special effects and rides. The London dungeon was initially designed in 1974, as a Museum of horrible history, however the Dungeon has evolved to become an actor-led, interactive experience, and was operated by the Merlin Entertainments. The first segment set of the crypt of the All Hallows Church in the pre-18th Century, an actor introduces him/herself as the crypt keeper and narrates about strange stories on that they have previously seen. Opening the crypt entrance, visitors are led into a mirror maze where reflections are seen everywhere and where they have an encounter with a skeleton shaking a metal gate and a wasted woman in black in a rocking chair, and in some occasions visitors may also encounter costumed-period actors jumping out for scare tactics and frightened the visitors.
Highgate Cemetery, North London
In North London,England, the Highgate Cemetery is a place of burial or grave site ,divided into two parts, named the East and West cemetery. There are approximately 170,000 people buried in around 53,000 graves at Highgate Cemetery. Highgate Cemetery is notable both for some of the people buried there as well as for its de facto status as a nature preserve. The Highgate Vampire was a media sensation surrounding reports of supposed supernatural activity at Highgate Cemetery in Lodon. Many popular ghosts books, like the book called “The Highgate Vampire”, mentioned a vampire which was believed haunted Highgate Cemetery during 1970s.
17) Glass Temple or Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple
The Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple is one of the oldest temple and a major Hindu temple in Tebrau, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and one of the famous tourist attraction. The temple was listed in the Malaysian Book of Records, as the first and only glass temple in the nation on May 12, 2010. The weird glass temple is located next to the railway tracks between Jalan Tun Abdul Razak and Jalan Mohd Taib or near Tebrau Highway. It began in 1922, presented by the Sultan of Johor, as a simple shelter on land.
18) Cathedral of Junk, Austin Texas
In a city whose motto is “Keep Austin Weird,” there is perhaps nothing weirder than the Cathedral of Junks, created by Vince Hanneman, that he has constructed in his backyard for the last twenty years, the Cathedral of Junk is, as the name implies, a monument of garbage. Standing about thirty feet tall and comprised of a network of rooms, stairs, ladders and hallways, equivalent to three story building, and a fantastic eventful journey to explore. Chandeliers of CDs hang from the ceiling, walls made of bicycles house staircases leading up to the roof, where discarded chairs await you to take a seat and study the detail of every aspect of the building.
Casa Neverlandia Austin, Texas
The Casa Neverlandia , is the most colorful, weird, undulating fantasy land, outfitted with solar panels, fire poles, elevated footbridge, rainwater collections, talk tubes, hideaways and nooks, a truely original creation located in Austin, Texas. The Casa Neverlandia, is an eco-friendly house in the South, which looks like the house in the Alice in Wonderland book.
19) Weird Nepal, Honeybee Harvested from the Cliffs
Honeybee collectors, climb up the steep mountain cliffs to harvest or gather honey. Risking their lives to harvest honey is really weird and creepy.
Nagarkot village is located at the 32 km East of Katmandu, Nepal in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone. Nagarkot is an international tourist destination with amazing and spectacular views of the entire Langtang range, sunrise on the mountains and sunset views. It is renowned for its Himalaya sunrise view including Mount Everest at the Katmandu Valley.
Charang, Mustang Nepal
Mustang District, is a part of Dhawalagiri Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district straddles the north Himalayas Tibetan plateau where the former Lo Kingdom of Mustang is located, comprising the northern two-thirds of the Mustang District. On October 7, 2008, the Lo Kingdom was officially abolished by the Nepalese government.
20) Sonora Witchcraft Market, Cancun, Mexico City
Deyrolle Weird Taxidermy Shops
Émile Deyrolle (1838-1917) was a French naturalist and natural history dealer in Paris. Deyrolle specialized in natural history publications and specimens such as taxidermy, fossils, rocks, minerals, shells, botanical specimens, microscopic specimens and microscopes.
Muara Kuin Floating Market, Indonesia
The floating market, a traditional market known as the Muara Kuin Floating Market on the river at the mouth of the river Barito Muara Kuin, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. The merchants and buyers to use boats, boat title in Banjar. This market started after Fajr prayer until after seven o’clock. The sun rises in the transaction reflects light vegetables and garden produce from the villages along the Barito river and its tributaries.
Lomé Voodoo Market , Togo
Lomé is the capital of Togo, the largest city located in Gulf of Guinea. Most popular landmarks in the city is the large three story building is the Lome Grand Market, a fetish voodoo market ,the Lome Cathedral, the Togo National Museum in Palais de Congres’, beaches and wharf. The Lome Grand Market, sells everything from spices and vegetables, such as red peppers, green lemons and dried fish, accessories such as combs, travel bags, and traditional medicinal remedies. On the first floor is the Nana Benz, which is noted for its clothing. The Akodessewa market, near the city center, specialized than the general market, where you can find or purchase weird and creepy items, such as; fetishes, gris gris ( also spelled also grigri,is a voodoo amulet originating in Africa, which they believed to protect the person wearing this from evil or brings luck) and gongons. The voodoo practice began in West Africa, and countries such as Togo, Ghana or Nigeria nad the religion is active, before these people were brought to America as slaves. Many of these people believed that using animal parts and strange talismans can invoke spirits with weird and bizarre rituals or solve their problems.
Freitag’s Container Shop
The Freitag Container shop, in Zurich, Switzerland, is a very unique and weird store, constructed from 17 recycled containers, and when you get inside, you can find small shops of bags, shoes and many more, built in unique styles.
Gypsy Bride Market, Bulgaria
In an open field outside the town of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, thousands of teenage Roma girls, with colored outfits, head carves, gold jeweleries such as necklace, rings, earrings and teeth with gold capping, paraded by their “proud” mothers for the annual Gypsy bride market“. wearing their best facial make-up, ‘hoping to find a husband’ who is willing to pay large amount for his future spouse’.
The surname Karner ars to be occupational in origin, and is believed to be associated with the “Keeper of the Bones”.