If you are tired of visiting famous and common tourist spots because they are almost always crowded at any given time of the year, and if you are in search of the most unique, thrilling, weird, or offbeat locations where you can spend your vacation, then the list presented below is for you. Here are some of the least noticed bizarre attractions which can be found here on the planet.
Electric Ladyland, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Electric Ladyland, as the name somehow implies, is a museum that features fluorescent art. If you are interested, you should take note that you will be required to remove your shoes upon entry. But you should not worry as a special pair of slippers will be provided. After putting them on, you can go down the stairs to the museum proper wherein sculpture works of Nick Padalino and other luminescent artworks are featured.
Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden, Thailand
Of no instance would you want to be greeted with “welcome to hell” but this seems to be interestingly attractive for visitors of the hell garden in Thailand. There you will see sculptures and signs which supposedly depicts the underworld. Some of the signs contain phrases like “If you meet the devil in this life, don’t postpone merrymaking which will help you to defeat him in the next life.” Other displays feature punishments which one might encounter in hell.
Island of the Dolls, Mexico
Isla de las Munecas is a hideout turned into an attraction. This is the place where a famous alcoholic by the name of Don Julian Santana used to hide. You will probably hear stories such as the little girl who drowned in the nearby canal who usually trades her dolls to the aforementioned alcoholic. Now the place is full of dolls, baby dolls usually, whether hanging or just plain displayed.
Cockroach Hall of Fame, Plano, Texas
Cockroaches are usually not welcome anywhere. However, a former pest control specialist used cockroaches to his advantage. Michael Bodhan developed the Cockroach Hall of Fame, or as others know it the “Queen of Quirky.” Here, cockroaches are displayed in costumes and named accordingly. While the displays are predominantly composed of cockroaches, other insects and pests are also featured.
Temple of Rats, Deshnok, India
The Temple of Rats is famously known as the Karni Mata Temple. This temple is named after a well-known goddess by the name of Karni who preached about her belief that her family would not die or in case they did, will be reincarnated as rats. Here rats are considered sacred because in life with the Goddess’ belief, these are her family members.
The Mindfield, Brownsville, Tennessee
This tourist spot was developed by the artist Billy Trip. He made use of scrap metal to create the largest outdoor sculpture in the area. Rumor has it that this life work represents his emotions and some of the important life events of his.
Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Turkey
From afar, these thermal pools look like a cotton ball field. Well, its name literally translates to a cotton castle. The pools are filled with water coming from natural hot springs flowing through various tiers. While enjoying the heat of the thermal pool, visitors will also enjoy the mesmerizing views.
This is just a shortlist of weird and wonderful tourist attractions around the world. For more great suggestions see this article from the Huffington Post. It seems there are plenty of bizarre sights to experience as you travel around the world.