30 Terrifying Facts About the Most Dangerous Places on Earth

What constitutes a dangerous place? There are plenty of factors; risk of natural disaster, crime rates, coping responses, and proximity to dangerous flora and fauna are among them. We always hear about the best places to visit and the most beautiful places on earth. How about the opposite?

In this list, we explore the most perilous places on earth. Not to mention the spots that are both: as gorgeous as they are deadly. Our planet never fails to surprise us, with incredible sights—and dangers—on every continent.

Exploding lakes, volcanic deserts, and an ever-burning crater are only the beginning. Read up on these 30 insane and dangerous places in the world, and prepare yourself to be amazed!