12 strangest places in the world you can visit

From abandoned ghost towns and dark museums to extraordinary wonders, these are the strangest places on earth you've never heard of.

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12 strangest places in the world you can visit

1. The village of dolls in Japan.

Replacing residents with hundreds of terrifying life-size dolls can be terrifying. This is exactly what happened in Nagora, a small village in Shikoku, Japan, where creepy dolls by a local artist took the place of the people.

12 strangest places in the world you can visit

2. The ghost town of Namibia.

The town of Kolmanskop in the Namib Desert was once a thriving place for thirsty European diamond miners, but today all that remains are desert buildings slowly being swallowed up by the sand dunes.

12 strangest places in the world you can visit

3. Underwater Museum in Mexico.

In the lower Caribbean near Cancun, 500 life-size sculptures have taken up permanent residence thanks to one enterprising sculptor.

12 strangest places in the world you can visit

4. Upside down house in Poland.

Did you know that there are at least 20 upside-down houses scattered around the world - and possibly more? One of the more quirky is the superb structure in Szymbark, Poland.

12 strangest places in the world you can visit

5. Underground theme park in Romania.

Have you ever wanted to ride an underground Ferris wheel? All you have to do is descend 120 feet into a salt mine in Salina, Romania.

12 strangest places in the world you can visit

6. Spotted lake in Canada.

This "spotted" lake in British Columbia only appears in the summer when evaporation creates 300 bodies of water.

12 strangest places in the world you can visit

7. Voodoo market in Togo.

In the West African country of Togo, you can find the world's largest market for Voodoo attributes.

12 strangest places in the world you can visit

8. Church of the glass shoe in Taiwan.

If the giant Cinderella looks for her glass slipper, she will find it in Taiwan's Chiaya district.

12 strangest places in the world you can visit

9. Laguna Truk in Micronesia.

At the bottom of a giant lagoon in the Pacific Ocean, you will find hundreds of battleships, aircraft, and submarines that were destroyed during the brutal attack on the Japanese Imperial fleet during World War II.

12 strangest places in the world you can visit

10. Bone Church in the Czech Republic.

Over 40,000 skeletons were used to create this eerie museum.

12 strangest places in the world you can visit

11. Miniature Wonderland in Germany.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records itself, Germany's most popular tourist attraction is the world's largest model rail system.

12 strangest places in the world you can visit

12. Cat Island in Japan.

On the island of Aoshima, felines outnumber humans.

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