The strange villages and towns in the world (part 2)
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The strange villages and towns in the world (part 2)

Longyearbyen Town, Svalbard, Norway

This is one of the settlements located in the far north of the world where people cannot die. In this town, there is a cemetery but has not been used for 70 years. The reason for this strange thing is that the icy climate here prevents the decomposition of corpses and makes them attract much wildlife so the people here when preparing to die are taken to the land in Norway.

Setenil de las Bodega town, Spain

The town of Setenil de las Bodega is built below the giant basalt rocks and is a tourist attraction in Spain. When walking on the streets here, instead of seeing the sky, visitors will see rocks appear on their heads, and they have been there for centuries.

Chefchaouen, Morrocco

Chefchaouen is a tourist attraction, located in the northeast of Morrocco, with most of the houses and streets painted blue. In Jewish culture, blue is a sacred color. Therefore, in the 1930s, Jews living in Chefchaouen painted blue for the entire town and this tradition is maintained to this day.

The strange villages and towns in the world (part 2)

Roswell Town, New Mexico, USA

This small town in New Mexico State is also known as “UFO Town”. People thought that an unidentified flying object had appeared in the town in 1947 and since then, they have built the town with ideas taken from UFOs including McDonald’s with a similar shape. In addition, it also hosts annual UFO festivals in the summer.

Miyake-jima Island, Japan

The inhabitants of this island town are paid by the government to live there. Since a volcano operates here, people must be exposed to unusually high levels of sulfur in the air and are always at risk of poisoning. Therefore, they are required to always carry poison masks and use them when the sirens sound.

The strange villages and towns in the world (part 1)
Unique towns

The strange villages and towns in the world (part 1)

The town without the dead, the city where people live underground or the village of Chinese dwarves are some of the most exotic small towns in the world. Let’s check out!

Coober Pedy, Australia

Coober Pedy is an opal mining town, built underground and established in 1915. The miners here decided to build a house for this location because of the temperature. The ground can be up to 51 degrees C. The town has underground shops, churches, galleries and even the first 4-star hotel in the world.

The strange villages and towns in the world (part 1)

Colma, California, USA

Colma is home to 17 cemeteries with 1.5 million graves but only about 1,800 people live here. This happened because Colma was the burial place for the dead San Francisco residents, after San Francisco decided not to build a new cemetery.

Thames, China

About 32 km from Shanghai, Thames town is the perfect replica of an English town with cobbled streets and ancient architecture. Completed in 2006, this town is virtually uninhabited and becomes the location for wedding photography by many couples.

Elista, Kalmykia, Russia

Elista is also known as the “chess city” and is an attractive place for chess lovers. The whole city is built on the theme of chess, even in the middle of the city square there is a giant chessboard.

Dwarf village, China

Residents of this special village have no one taller than 130 cm. People who live here have built the village as a place to avoid the ridicule and talk of people about their looks. Today, the village is complete with its own police and fire forces. At the same time, the people here decided to build their houses in a unique shape, making this place a tourist attraction and creating income for themselves.

Check out the most unique towns in the world
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Check out the most unique towns in the world

Not only are small houses, trees and peaceful people, but the towns listed below contain strange and somewhat unique features, which attracts lots of tourists.

Chamula town, Mexico

This remote Mexican highland town has a very special practice, that is, they don’t like taking pictures. The Chamula people thought that taking photos would take a part of their souls, the tourists and reporters who came here only dared to sneak from afar, but few could take people close-up.

Chamula is as beautiful and attractive as other highlands, with a clean and cool environment, but this town often hosts witchcraft ceremonies that visitors are not allowed to attend. Hundreds of candles will be lit up, christmas music pops across town, every citizen hugs a raw chicken and sips… coke. They believe that belching after drinking carbonated water will chase out the evil air, make people healthier.

The town of Dwarf, China

This town is called Dwarf as literally, residents of this place are not allowed to be taller than 1.3 meters. Even the jobs that need height like firefighters are also taken care of by dwarves.

The dwarf town is located in Kunming Province, China. The town was established in 2009 by a group of dwarfs living in the nearby city. They built houses and parks in the size of dwarves, attracting very much many tourists come here every year.

Check out the most unique towns in the world

Coober Pedy town, Australia

Coober Pedy town is home to about 3,500 people. They are ordinary people, no bizarre practices, where Coober people live with enough churches, museums, exhibitions, bars and hotels. This underground town is located in southern Australia, which is a long-established Opal stone mining system. The air is always cool, airy and dry.

Above are 3 of the most unique towns in the world, which worth visiting if you want a new experience.