We used to divide people on vacation into 2 types: those who bask on the beach in the sun, and those who completely bypass the city and all its attractions. But there is a special kind of tourists who go in search of thrills.
Especially for those who want an unforgettable vacation, AdMe.ru collected 17 places from all over the world, after visiting which you will return as a different person.
Hiking trail (China)
For whom: Those who wish to prove their own courage.
The most dangerous hiking trail in the world is located on Mount Huashan, near the city of Xi'an in the province of Shaanxi, China. The “death path” is made of narrow boards hanging over a bottomless abyss, without railings and fences.
Troll Wall (Norway)
For whom: For those who have long dreamed of BASE jumping.
According to legend, these rocks are transformed trolls that once lived in these parts. And today you can meet trolls in front of the wall - there are many of them, only in the form of souvenirs.This place is very popular not only among tourists who come here for spectacular photographs and impressions, but also among basers. Rocks are one of the most difficult objects for base jumping because of protrusions reaching 50 meters.
Walk along the glass path (China)
For whom: For lovers of height and fans of the film "Avatar".
The glass bridge in the Chinese province of Hunan is the tallest and longest bridge in the world. The pedestrian bridge, whose length is 430 meters, was built at an altitude of 300 meters and connects 2 mountain cliffs in the Zhangjiajie National Park, where the Avatar movie was shot.
Troll Language (Norway)
For whom: For those who are going to do overcoming the fear of heights and take a couple of great photos.
At an altitude of 604 meters above sea level, there is an unusual ledge, very similar to an elongated tongue. The Norwegians claim that the form of the ledge is exactly the same as the language of the mythical trolls, so the place got this name. The most courageous ones manage not only to stand on the edge, but also to jump as a whole company, checking the “tongue” for strength.
Kjerag Plateau (Norway)
For whom: For those who want to practice balance.
Most tourists climb Kjørag not for the sake of beautiful views of the fjord, but in order to see the famous stone - Kjøragbolton, which is stuck between two vertical rock walls. You can reach it without the help of climbing equipment, but you should take into account that the depth of the abyss under the stone is more than 1 km.
Diving with sharks (California, Bahamas, Cuba, Australia)
For whom: For those who are ready to swim with toothed predators, and with special courage - to stroke.
Adrenaline is assured when you see a shark move, approach an instructor, open powerful jaws and take the fish directly from his hands. And the shark will not deprive you of attention: it will continue to float above you while you watch it, and especially photogenic predators look at the camera lens, and you can make a couple of spectacular shots.
Diving with manti (Bali)
For whom: For those who are not yet ready for sharks.
Bali is an ideal place for diving, it will be comfortable here for both beginners and experienced divers. Giant sea devils (manti) do not pose a danger to humans, but they will impress you with their size. This is the largest species of stingrays (about 4–4.5 meters), which will float near you, above you and below you.
For whom: For those who like to run very fast.
This is a national Spanish custom, the essence of which is to run away from bulls, cows or calves specially released from the pen. The route is about 1 km (from the pen to the arena along the city streets). Wooden barriers from the bars, which are located throughout the route, will help to escape from the bulls, you just have to climb or crawl under them.
Volcanic Surfing (Nicaragua)
For whom: For those who are bored with the usual surfing.
Surfers climb a volcano and slide down the ashes on a thin plywood or metal board. The dangers of this sport are falling, cuts by particles of volcanic ash, poisoning by poisonous gases, burns with flying molten lava. But if you use protective gear, then everything will be fine.
Hammock on high (Alps)
For whom: For those who love hammocks, but tired to sway between the trees.
A very unusual annual festival is held in the Italian Alps - all of its participants hang in hammocks on ropes stretched over the gorge of Monte Piana. The daredevils participating in the festival call themselves slackers (slackers) - loafers, because they spend most of their day hanging out in hammocks a hundred meters from the ground and taking selfies.
High Rises (Toronto)
For whom: For those who have always wanted to take a walk outside the building.
Anyone can walk along the very edge of the TV tower, located at an altitude of 356 meters (116th floor). Visitors are securely attached with a special safety system to the structures of the CN Tower, but not tightly, but so that they can walk along the edge, looking down.
Jacob's Well (Texas)
For whom: For those who promise not to explore the bottom of the cave.
Unusual underwater cave with a diameter of 4 meters, facing out in one of the reservoirs of the city of Wimberley in Texas. The cave vertically goes into the depths of the rocks for several tens of meters, after which it branches out into underwater corridors stretching in unknown directions.
Madidi National Park (Bolivia)
For whom: For those who want to compete in strength with nature itself.
The nature of the reserve is that here literally everything creates a danger: in order to survive, each species of a living organism in this place has developed its own poison. It is here that venomous moths, ants, snakes, jaguars, bears and wild pigs, sometimes attacking people, inhabit.The most creepy of insects here is the variety of the gadfly Dermatobia hominis - at least one gadfly larva was found in all members of the expedition somewhere in the body. Water is replete with stingrays and poisonous mushrooms, and even plants have poisonous leaves and seeds.
Royal Path (Spain)
For whom: For those who are not looking for easy ways.
The trail is located between the Chorro and Gaitanejo waterfalls in the province of Spain. The road is located at a very large distance from the ground, its length is 3 km, and its width is only 1 meter. Many people prefer the extreme passage of this trail, choosing places without handrails, using safety equipment in the form of a halyard with a carabiner that was attached to steel safety cables.
Lake Medusa (Palau)
For whom: For those who have a totem animal - a jellyfish.
The lake is located in the Rocky Islands (Palau) archipelago and is known for a separate population of two types of jellyfish - the golden (Mastigias papua) and the moon (Aurelia). Due to the absence of many natural enemies, jellyfish multiplied to 2 million individuals. In addition, the tentacles of jellyfish lost their stinging cells (which are responsible for the defeat of the enemy or food object), which is why divers and tourists love this lake so much.
Garden of poisonous plants Alnvika (England)
For whom: For those who love everything forbidden.
This is one of the many public gardens adjacent to Alnvik Castle in Northumberland, England. But the most important difference is that here are collected many of the most dangerous plants in the world that can easily kill a person. Behind the black gate of the garden grows about 100 varieties of forbidden plants from which to make drugs. The main task of the park is to convey to people how harmful and dangerous drugs are, as the guide tells in great detail.
Devil's Pool (South Africa)
For whom: For those who have ceased to arrange swimming pools in hotels.
This is a natural pool located on the edge of the famous Victoria Falls (about 1,800 meters wide and 108 meters high). During the drought season (from September to December), when the water level in the river becomes low, tourists can swim without fear of falling into the abyss. Near the pool there is a guide, which will show where it is better to enter the water, and insure if necessary.