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Top 10 Most Controversial Tourist Attractions in the World

Here is the list of top 10 most controversial tourist attractions in the world. These places are ideal for the individuals who love adventurous spots and want to spend their time in some unsafe places. I am sure the article would make you happy if you are one of them.

Most Controversial Tourist Attractions in the World

10. North Korea

North Korea, landscape wise, can be regarded as a lovely tourist spot, but it is actually not safe. It is known for its dramatic mountains, lagoons, high waterfalls, and temples. Every time to plan to visit this land, you would be allowed to go there only if a government-appointed guide is with you.

North Korea

9. Jarawa Reserve, Andaman Islands

The Jarawa have been the adivasi individuals of India’s Andaman Islands. This place is one of the most controversial tourist attractions in the world. There are various stories associated with it. One of them is that the women here are forces to dance to protect the Jarawa tribes from horrible natural disasters.

Jarawa Reserve, Andaman Islands

8. Vang Vieng, Laos

The Vang Vieng is situated in Laos. It is present close to the Nam Song river. One of its features is that the area is surrounded by the karst hill. In the last few years, more than 25 tourists lost their lives here, this is why, this land is regarded as a controversial spot, not safe to visit.

Vang Vieng, Laos

7. Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans – USA

After the Hurricane Katrina walloped New Orleans, the people of the Lower Ninth Ward had noticed some of the suspicious individuals wandering in their streets. Whoever visits this place is not treated well. This is why, one should not think of visiting the Lower Ninth Ward at all as there are many other places you can see.

Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans – USA

6. Padaung Karen Reserve, Thailand

It is said that Thailand has almost 1.4 million hill tribesmen, but some 500,000 people aren’t counted in them. One of the groups is the Padaung Karen. Its people live in an artificial hill tribe village near Chiang Rai. The tourists are not allowed to visit this area because it is said that those people kill any outsider coming to their boundaries.

Padaung Karen Reserve, Thailand

5. Dharavi Slum in Mumbai, India

Asia’s largest slum, Dharavi, is present in Mumbai. It is the home to over one million people. The Dharavi Slum is able to draw the attention of visitors who want to “get the real taste of distress”. According to a survey, it is one of the most controversial tourist attractions in the world.

Dharavi Slum in Mumbai, India

4. London Dungeon, UK

The London Dungeon is being visited by thousands of people every week. It is the hub of historical events that are held in gallows humor style to captivate the attention of youngsters. This is considered to be the place where some deaths took place in the history. It has long been involved in a graphic spectacle of torture and a bloody bunch of rather tasteless exhibitions.

London Dungeon, UK

3. Devil’s Island, French Guiana

The Devil’s Island is one of the largest islands in the world. It is a major place of the Atlantic Ocean, situated about 14 km off the coast of French Guiana in South America. It is called as “the Green Hell”. It is said to be hub of various spirits and paranormal activities have been noticed in the area.

Devil’s Island, French Guiana

2. Antarctica

The Antarctica has been a place of inspiration for nature and ice lovers. It is open for tourists. The remotest continent attracts about 32,000 people annually. There are concerns that visitors can suffer from diseases while being in such a cold place.


1. Plastinarium in Guben, Germany

The Plastination is a technique used in anatomy for preserving the body for research purposes. Dr Gunther von Hagen’s museum has been a controversial place for many years. It has contributed a lot in medical studies, but is not safe for tourists especially the medical students.

Plastinarium in Guben, Germany

Have you ever been to these places?