The Most Dangerous Places In The World

Darvaza gas crater, Turkmenistan. Photo by Ybrayym Esenov on Unsplash

Ever wondered where NOT to go on your holiday? Some of these places are so dangerous that they are considered to be inhabitable by humans.

Snake Island, Brazil

Formerly known as Ilha de Queimada Grande, the island earned its nickname for good reason. The majority population on the island is the Golden Lancehead Viper, whose venom is lethal. The navy are actually banned from visiting this island as it is so dangerous.

Sahel, North Africa

More than 10000 people have died in this area since 1972 to drought. It is unbearably hot and extremely low on resources.

The Denakil Desert, East Africa

The Denakil desert reaches temperatures of 50ºC . It is also home to volcanoes which spew toxic gas. You know, just in case it wasn’t already inhabitable enough.

Darvaza, Turkmenistan

The Darvaza gas crater is better known as “The Gates of Hell”. The natural gas field inside has been burning since 1971. If you’ve seen Silent Hill, you know it’s probably best to avoid such places…

Pripryat, Russia

Since the Chernobyl disaster, the town of Pripyat has been a ghost town. Although it is now considered safe to visit, visitors are not recommended to stay for more than 14 days due to remaining radiation.