The World’s Weirdest Tourist Destinations: Island of the Dolls, Mexico
La Isla de la Munecas, or the Island of the Dolls, is without a doubt one of the weirdest tourist destinations in the world. Located in Mexico City, eerie dolls of the dismembered, clownish and blackened variety, hang off almost all the trees on the island.
The story behind the bizarre attraction revolves around a hermit, Don Julian Santana, who was haunted by the ghost of a young girl that apparently drowned in the surrounding canals. He purportedly placed the dolls around the island as talismans to ward off her spirit.
Catacombs Of Paris, France
The Catacombs of Paris is an underground maze-like burial site stuffed with the skulls and bones of Parisians dating from the 1700s. The tunnels and crypts were built to house the bones of the deceased when cemeteries around the city became too packed. Between 1786 and 1788, the city cemeteries were emptied and the Catacombs overstuffed. To date, they house roughly six to seven million Parisian skeletons, and attract numerous tourists.