The world has beautiful places and strange places. There is everything. At Actualidad Viajes we always talk about wonderful destinations, attractive due to their history or their nature, but there are also little-known or directly unknown destinations.
Today, weird cities in the world
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Coober Pedy, Australia
East australian town it is a village absolutely underground. It was built at the beginning of the XNUMXth century, in 1915As an mining town dedicated to the extraction of opals. The miners soon discovered that it was simpler and easier to stay underground, especially in summer when the temperature above can reach 51ºC.
CobberPedy it has galleries, shops and churches and today, even a 4 star hotel.
Miyakejima Island, Japan
It is a volcanic island, with active volcano, so it is very common for its inhabitants to carry gas mask go where they go. Even sirens are always sounding that tell them to go get their masks because the fumaroles have begun to expel toxic gases.
The worst eruption was in the year 2000, at which time the volcano ejected between 10 and 20 thousand tons of sulfur dioxide, so people had to leave the island in a massive evacuation.
Have you ever seen a absolutely blue town? This little town is north of morocco and everything, streets and houses, is blue. This is how the Jewish inhabitants who lived in the 30s of the last century painted it.
Today the city has about 200 hotels that receive European tourists and they say that it is one of the largest producers in Morocco of hashish.
Manshiyat Nasser, Egypt
This city is literally garbage cover and that just happens to him because he is close to Cairo, the national capital. The capital does not have an efficient system to deal with its garbage and so everything ends up here, The unofficial garbage collectors, baptized zabbaleen, they end up bringing their cargo here.
The Dwarf Village, China
It is a small Chinese village in which 120 people live who cannot measure more than 1 meter, 30 centimeters. The dwarfs of China built this village to escape discrimination and to this day they even have their own police and fire department.
In order to have their own income, the inhabitants decided to build their houses with a unique shape and, in this way, turn the village into a tourist attraction and a Theme Park Live.
Kowloon, Hong Kong
You really look at the photos and you can't believe there were people living here. Kowloon was demolished in 1994 and it was the most densely populated city in the world with about 500 thousand people living in a space of two and a half hectares.
Kowloon It was built by the Chinese army in the XNUMXth century, as part of a fort and after he abandoned it in the 50s. So they was taken over by the Chinese mafia and their gangs, the famous triads. Without real authorities or regulations, the inhabitants built their houses one on top of another. Security was conspicuous by its absence.
In this city only 35 people live, but there are 350 dolls and dolls in human form. They are the work of the artist Ayano Tsukimi, a woman who is now close to 70 years old, who came up with the idea of populating the city with these dolls and puppets when the real population began to decline and people began to feel lonely.
These dolls represent real people and their professions, or the professions they once had. You can even watch a documentary, The Valley of the Dolls, where you can see the life of the artist and the manufacturing process of these dolls.
The Chinese have a reputation for being great copyists, so instead of copying handbags or shoes this time they have copied an entire town: Hallstatt, in Austria. This Austrian village was completely copied, down to the smallest detail.
Construction started in 2012, hand in hand with a Chinese mining company, being the first building to rise the iconic church that is seen in any image of the Austrian town.
Federation of Damanhur, Italy
This city was born in 1975, when Oberto Airaudi and his friends shaped a ecological and spiritual community in the Piemonte region, in the north of the country. Today 600 people live and it is considered the Laboratory for the future of humanity.
here people live in community houses between 10 and 30 people. Life is absolutely shared, it has its own currency, Credit, and receives curious tourism. Because of the lifestyle, but also because of its constructions, some built underground.
This city works in a single building. That's how it is! The building of 14 floors, it was once a military barracks. Today the site is known as the gateway to Prince William Sound, an attraction for locals and tourists who come to Alaska seeking adventure in nature.
Whittier has 200 residents who all live under one roof that includes a police station, a gas station, a church and at the time a video rental store. The entire building is called Begich Towers and has only one input/output which opens twice an hour, closes at night and reopens the next day.
Every summer, Whittier receives 22 hours of sunlight and in winter there is so much snow that it is phenomenal. It has a hostel and a hotel with a restaurant that directly overlook the sea.
the cold town, the town where the dead are frozen forever without breaking down. That's right, the location is so far north that the cold is tremendous, in addition to its location every year the sun does not rise for four months. from October to March, until it returns in glory to be received by all in a popular festival called Solfestuka.
So, one of the most interesting things about this Norwegian town is the theme of death. 70 years ago the local cemetery stopped receiving bodies, so residents are asked that if they die in town, the body must be transferred by boat or plane.