Strange Wonders

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Do you know what’s interesting about London? It has no shortage of things to do and places to go.

But do you know what’s more interesting about London? It has no shortage on strange, yet fun activities to do.

Here are some of them:

Jack The Ripper Tour

Also known as Whitechapel Murderer, Jack the Ripper is an epitome of London’s darkest times – an unidentified serial killer who gruesomely rampaged the streets of Whitechapel back in 1833. He was notorious for killing women by cutting their throats, as well as mutilating their abdomens. He was also notorious for killing women by removing their internal organs, which only made the authorities believe that he was an expert in surgical practices; hence the name, Jack the Ripper.

You can learn more about Jack the Ripper by going on an exclusive trip with Secret Chamber Tours as the shocking path of the most elusive criminal in history is revealed – including the actual crime scenes of his victims, the actual penned letters he left with his victims, and the actual place where he frequently visited.

The Diver Of Rainham

River Thames is not just known for being the longest river in England and the second longest river in the United Kingdom. It’s not just known for being a great location if you want to see picturesque views on almost all cities of Greater London. River Thames is also known for being a great location if you want to experience thrilling activities like kayaking and sailing. Most of all, it’s also known for being home to The Diver.

This 15-foot high galvanized steel figure partly submerges underwater during high tides and completely submerges underwater during neap tides. It was created by John Kaufman back in 2000, with his family’s diving history in mind. You can see an extraordinary view of it on River Thames via a car park located in Rainham.

I think it’s time to go book for another Big Ben hotel accommodation – and of course, experience these strange, yet fun activities to do in London.

Dongchuan Red Land

The world is filled with interesting, extraordinary, and unique places. Some are known to many while others remain hidden, waiting to be discovered by more people. Coming up with a list of unusual and weird things to see and do may be a challenge given the numerous wonders out there. But here are some of the strange sights in the world that you may want to see and experience in your travels.

1. Aogashima Volcano, Tokyo, Japan
What makes this unusual: A double volcano – i.e. an island that is a volcanic crater where another volcano sits; isolated and accessible only by boat or helicopter, home to roughly 200 residents,
Village in a volcanic island, lush forests and breathtaking views, stunning view of the night sky from the island

2. Aokigahara, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan
Aokigahara Forest
What makes this unusual: Famously known as Japan’s suicide forest, sometimes referred to as Japan’s Demon Forest or Suicide Forest; hundreds of confirmed deaths

3. Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina
What makes this unusual: A picturesque village that sits beside a river that looks surreal, home to a historical Tekija or Dervish monastery

4. Cat Island, Ishinomaki, Japan
What makes this unusual: The island of Tashirojima where the cat population outnumbers the human residents, popular destination for cat lovers and the curious

5. Dongchuan Red Land, China
Dongchuan Red Land
What makes this unusual: An extraordinary sight of red land made even more colorful by green vegetation, the reddish brown color is attributed to the iron and copper deposits the area is known for

6. Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California
Glass Beach
What makes this unusual: Known for its colorful sea glass, an area that used to be a dump site

7. Hoia Baciu Forest, Romania
Hoia Baciu
What makes this unusual: Also referred to as the Haunted Forest or the Bermuda Triangle of Romania; as the latter suggests, the place has been associated with several disappearances of people who have gone missing, stories of UFO sightings also abound

8. Jacob’s Well, Texas, USA
What makes this unusual: A 30-foot deep underwater cave, swimming hole or “well” that is not for the faint of heart or weak swimmers

9. Kryziu Kalnas, Šiauliai, Lithuania
Kryziu Kalnas
What makes this unusual: Hill Of Crosses, roughly 100,000 stand in this place where locals used to go to mourn the dead who were victims of war

10. Leap Castle, County Offaly, Ireland
Leap Castle
What makes this unusual: Said to be one of the world’s most haunted castles, stories surrounding the castle include it being a place of many gruesome murders and horrifying slaughters in the past, associated with a phenomenon called “The Elemental”

11. Rock-cut tombs in Myra, Lycia, Turkey
Rock-cut tombs in Myra
What makes this unusual: Rock tombs located in the ancient Lycian Myra, a stunning necropolis

12. Son Doong Cave, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam
Son Doong Cave
What makes this unusual: The Hang Sơn Đoòng is a massive cave; some of the attractions within the cave include a lush jungle and a river, a cave that is said to have its own climate

13. The Catacombs of Paris, France
Catacombs of Paris
What makes this unusual: A massive ossuary located underground, home to millions of skeletal remains, some refer to it as the city of the dead

14. The Door to Hell, Derweze , Turkmenistan
Door to Hell
What makes this unusual: An abandoned gas field, continues to burn after it has been set on fire more than 40 years ago

15. Wulingyuan, China
What makes this unusual: Home to several quartzite sandstone pillars many of which are over 600 feet in height, sits in the midst of stunning landscape with breathtaking natural scenery, attractions include the Bridge Across the Sky and the Bridge of the Immortals