Top 100 Badass Places in the World

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Come see why you need to get out of your room and see the sights.

In no particular order, here are the top 100 badass places in the world.

1. Naica Mine, Naica, Mexico

Naica Mine, MexicoNaica Mine, MexicoThe Naica mine is known for being full of selenite crystals. This aspect of the cave wasn’t known until the water was drained from it.

2. Lauterbrunnen Valley, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen Valley, SwitzerlandLauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland The Lauterbrunnen Valley is probably the most beautiful valley in the world. Visit during the summer and you’ll get the best weather.

3. Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, Australia

Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, Australia This beautiful beach has a fine sand that doesn’t retain heat making it extremely enjoyable to walk on. Just amazing.

4. Mount Roraima, Venezuela

Mount Roraima, VenezuelaMount Roraima, Venezuela I’m pretty sure this inspired the movie Up.

5. Aogashima Volcano, Japan

Aogashima Volcano, Japan The last major eruption of this volcano was in 1785 and killed almost half the population of the island. Visit at your own risk.

6. Mykonos Island, Greece

Super Paradise Beach Speaking about islands, here is Mykonos Island of Greece. Nothing too crazy about the landscape here, but the nightlife is world renown.

7. Ibiza Island, Spain

Ibiza Another awesome party island. Often called the party capital of the world.

8. Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Full Moon Party Thought I would mention the last party island while I’m at it. Ko Pha Ngan is well known for its Full Moon Party which takes place every month. You’ll tend to see a lot of passed out people on the beach the morning after.

9. Mount Huashan, China

Mount Hua Shan, ChinaMount Hua Shan, China Enough partying, let’s talk about danger! Often called the most dangerous hike in the world, Mount Hua Shan is nothing to laugh about. Make sure you pay extra for the safety equipment.

10. Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro, Spain

Caminito Del ReyCaminito Del Rey

Caminito Del Rey is a walkway that was built for the construction of a hydroelectric power plant. As you can see it is falling apart but is available to climb if you are brave. More dangerous than Mount Huashan? I don’t know, but it certainly does seem like the walkway here is more likely to suddenly collapse. If you like the video make sure to check out more of Matthew Karsten’s adventures at

11. Hang Son Doong, Quang Binh, Vietnam

Hang Son DoongHang Son DoongHang Son Doong From the world’s most dangerous hike to its largest known cave. Hang Son Doong is a sight worth seeing.

12. The swing at the “End of the World”, Baños, Ecuador

The swing at the End of the WorldThe swing at the End of the World You ever jump off a swing trying to get maximum air time? Don’t do that here!

13. St. Lucia

St. LuciaSt. LuciaSt. Lucia This swing also has a great view but is a little bit safer.

14. Erta Ale, Ethiopia

St. LuciaSt. LuciaSt. Lucia Erta Ale is often called “the gateway to Hell”

15. Bamboo Forest, Japan

Bamboo ForestBamboo Forest, Japan

16. Red Beach, Panjin, China

Red Beach, Panjin, China The Red Beach is red because of a special type of grass that grows in the highly alkaline soil.

17. Canola Flower Fields, China

Canola Flower Fields Another crazy colored field in China.

18. Marble Caves, Chile

Marble CavesMarble Caves

19. Antelope Canyon, AZ

Antelope CanyonAntelope Canyon

20. Mendenhall Ice Caves, Alaska

Mendenhall Ice CavesMendenhall Ice Caves See what it is like to be under a glacier.

21. Tanjong Jara Resort, Malaysia

Tanjong Jara ResortTanjong Jara ResortTanjong Jara Resort

22. Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Greece

Blue Palace ResortBlue Palace ResortBlue Palace Resort

23. Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa, Aitutaki

Aitutaki Lagoon ResortAitutaki Lagoon Resort

24. Halekulani On The Beach at Waikiki, Hawaii

Halekulani On The BeachHalekulani On The Beach

25. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de UyuniSalar de Uyuni Salar de Uyuni is literally the world’s largest mirror. It is so big you can see it from space.

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