The weird and most wonderful tourist hubs in the world

The weird and most wonderful tourist hubs in the world

From yoga-ing with cats in Sydney to teeing off from a mountain top in New Zealand, there’s definitely some wonderful things to do in this weird world of ours.

So TripAdvisor has made a list of them all, which somehow include tourist attractions like sipping tea with owls or having a portrait taken on the porcelain throne.

Yes, our planet is very weird, and tourists love really weird stuff.

Check out these wacky attractions, and feel free to add your own. The world isn’t weird enough, we say!

1. Poopoo Land (Seoul, S. Korea)

1a. Poopoo Land

Korea’s one-of-a-kind Poop experience playground “Poopoo Land” brings you an exhilarating adventure through the stimulated digestive system where you can experience what it is like to be a Poop.

Covering an area of 220 square meters, Poopoo Land presents you 3 floors filled with extraordinary experience stages. On the fourth floor is the intestine experiment, on the third floor a toilet secret, and on the second floor is poop paradise. ”

Digested” out from the intestine and into the loo you go, slide your way down on a 70 degrees steep slide to Poop Paradise.

2. Owl Café (Chiyoda, Japan)

2d. Owl Café

Owls at a cafe? You read that right. Book an hour in a private room at this specialized animal cafe in Tokyo, where you can get the perfect photo op with a variety of sleepy-eyed owls.

Located in the centre of Akihabara, this unique venue sets a calming mood with crystal chandeliers and classical music while uniformed staff wait on you.

3. Altitude Golf (Queenstown, NZ)

3a. Altitude Golf

Discover New Zealand’s most picturesque golf hole — a must-play experience for every golfer — with Altitude Golf. This unique par-3 hole, accessible only by helicopter, overlooks beautiful Queenstown from 4,500 feet amidst the majestic Southern Alps.

Fly in, tee off, chip (if necessary) and putt out.

4. Roman Gladiator School: Learn How to Become a Gladiator (Rome, Italy)

4a. Roman Gladiator School Learn How to Become a Gladiator

Find out what it takes to be an ancient Roman gladiator at the Gladiator School of Rome. During a hands-on lesson with instructors from the Historic Group of Rome, learn how to fight with authentic weapons of the time while wearing a traditional gladiator tunic and belt.

5. Jamaica Bobsledding Tour (Montego Bay, Jamaica)

5a. Jamaica Bobsledding Tour

Experience true Jamaican bobsledding on this adventure from Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios or Runaway Bay. Ride through the Jamaican rainforest on a warm-weather bobsled attached to a track.

Buckle yourself in to enjoy the beautiful jungle scenery and the thrills on a ride honoring the famous 1988 Olympic bobsled team from Jamaica.

6. K Live Hologram Concert (Seoul, South Korea)

6a. K Live Hologram Concert

Discover Korea’s vibrant music and cuisine scenes on this 5-hour K-pop experience and Gwangjang Market tour in Seoul. Dance to 3-D hologram performances of top Korean artists including Psy, Big Bang and 2NE1 at the Klive K-Pop Experience.

7. Knight Tournament with Medieval Feast at Sumeg Castle (Veszprém, Hungary)

7b. Knight Tournament with Medieval Feast at Sumeg Castle

The aim of this tour is to introduce you to our history through visiting one of Hungary’s most well-preserved fortress castles built in the 13th century. You will take part in the castle tournament followed by medieval feast while showing you the countryside.

8. Operation Zombie Apocalypse (Las Vegas, USA)

8b. Operation Zombie Apocalypse

Ever wonder if you’d survive a zombie apocalypse? Find out with this realistic combat simulation that includes collaboration with Special Ops in an immersive tactical video game setting.

One user said, “Walked in with a smile on my face and left the same way. Top notch group of people.”

9. Cat Yoga (Sydney, AU)

9a. Cat Yoga

Enjoy a coffee or hot drink from some of Sydney’s best baristas while spending time with the galaxy’s bravest space cats, then top it all off with a cat-shaped cookie.

One user said, “All the cats are adorable and friendly. I can’t decide which is my favourite. Overall it was cattastic!”

10. Ijen Blue Fire Trekking Tour (Banyuwangi, Indonesia)

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Witness the magic of the Ijen’s mesmerizing blue fire on a 7-hour evening, trekking tour of the Ijen volcano from Banyuwangi. Alongside your guide, you’ll ascend to the summit of the Ijen volcano under the atmospheric cloak of darkness.

Amid the billowing smoke of the sulphur mines, you’ll witness the natural phenomenon of the blue fire and see miners carry back-breaking loads of sulphur up the steep crater. When the sun rises, gaze upon the vivid, turquoise crater lake before you return to your hotel.

One user wrote, “The tour was fantastic, really worth while going to see.”

 

Email the Travel Weekly team at traveldesk@travelweekly.com.au

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