5 of the most dangerous tourist attractions in the world

Published on Sep 22, 2023 at 10:51 AM (UTC+4)
by Andie Reeves

Last updated on Sep 22, 2023 at 6:09 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

5 of the most dangerous tourist attractions in the world

Most people use their vacation to unwind and relax.

Some, however, use it as a chance to have a brush with death.

If you’re one of the crazy ones, these five crazy tourist attractions are for you.

Yunyang Longgang Scenic Spot

This is not your average playground swing.

With a height of just over 75m, Yunyang Longgang Scenic Spot holds the record for the world’s tallest swing frame.

It’s built to look like a rainbow, arching over the edge of a cliff in China.

If you’re brave enough to take a ride, you’ll find yourself hurtling through the air at 130 kilometers per hour.

The view of the river below is beautiful, if you can stand to look at the 700m drop.

Devil’s Pool

Most people prefer their vacation destinations to not involve the word ‘devil’.

For extreme thrill seekers, however, this waterfall’s edge is a holiday hotspot.

Devil’s Pool is found at one of the world’s biggest waterfalls: Victoria Falls in Southern Africa.

To swim here you need a professional guide.

You’ll also need to go during the dry season when the water levels are lowest.

After chucking some rocks ahead to make sure there aren’t any crocodiles, visitors can wade their way to the waterfall’s edge.

Luckily there is a barrier of rocks to prevent you from falling over the edge… just.

Stairway To Heaven

This stairway is built on the edge of a cliff on Fuxi Mountain in China.

With no handrails, it might be easy to see why this has been named the Stairway To Heaven.

Because if you fall, where else would you be headed?

In fact, there is netting to catch you, it’s just clear.

It is believed that if a couple climbs this staircase together they will be able to overcome anything together.

Plus it gives you someone to hold onto on the way up.

Volcano boarding

If snowboarding happens in the snow, can you guess where volcano boarding takes place?

Nicaragua is the place to go to if volcano boarding sounds like your thing.

Tourists start by hiking up Cerro Negro and at the top, they put on industrial jumpsuits, protective goggles and gloves.

Then, using specially designed boards, they cruise down the side of the volcano.

The fastest recorded speed was around 90 kilometers per hour.

This volcano is due for an eruption soon.

Do with that information what you will.

The Nevis Catapult

For anyone who’s been envious of the rock part of a catapult.

A bungy company in New Zealand have created the world’s largest human catapult.

After being shot out you’ll reach 100kph in 1.5 seconds.

Visitors will have an uninterrupted view of the beautiful Nevis Valley below.

“It’s one-of-a-kind, it’s exhilarating, it’s a little bit stupid,” said the brains behind the operation.

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Andie Reeves

Andie is a content writer from South Africa with a background in broadcasting and journalism. Starting her career in the glossy pages of Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, Andie has a broad portfolio, covering everything from sustainability solutions to celebrity car collections. When not at her laptop Andie can be found sewing, recording her podcast, taking board games too seriously or road-tripping in her bright green Kia.