There are towns and there are even weirder towns. Take a look at 10 of the weirdest towns in the world beginning with the least strange of strange towns;
- Setenil de las Bodegas, Spain
This lovely riverside area in Spain is a quaint town uniquely half carved into the surrounding Cliff side, half above it. The small town is primarily a tourist destination and used for the cultivation of various Mediterranean foods.
- Rennes-le-Château, France
This is a small French hilltop village known to keep mysteries: hidden treasures, unsolved murders, rituals and secrets hidden deep in the roots of Christianity. This is actually the source of Dan Brown’s inspiration to make his controversial “Da Vinci Code”
- Monowi, Nebraska, USA
Nebraska is home to a strange small town in which the population is exactly one. The once populous town has somehow died out, leaving only one resident who operates a bar and a public library for visitors, all on her own.
- The Villages, Florida, USA
This community in Florida (USA) demands that no residents be less than 19 years of age, and that each household must contain at least one permanent occupant over 55. The goal of the community is simply to provide the most peaceful place possible for retired folks.
- Thames Town, China
Located in Songjiang, China, Thames Town is a simulated British city. The aptly named town has traditional English architecture, cuisine, and even those classic phone booths we all know London for. It’s a little piece of England right in the middle of Asia.
- Elista, Russia
Most travellers to this city know it by its popular name, “Chess City”. The designer was obsessed with the game and made it the theme of the whole town. There is even a giant chessboard in the town square
- Hell, Michigan, USA
This small town in Michigan (USA) makes every attempt to live up to its name (all in good fun). They have numerous spooky and devilish restaurants and tourist attractions, and as you might guess, Halloween is one of the residents’ favorite holidays.
- Gibson town, Florida, USA
Simply a popular vacation and retirement spot for circus folk, Gibson town has turned into the official home to many people who’ve worked in the circus industry. The town also boasts several unique exhibits and museums on the carnival and circus lifestyle.
- Dwarf Village, China
Located in China, this village is home to only little people. This might seem like a nice place, the only sort of place where they can feel accepted and not get second looks. However, it seems more like a tourist attraction at times
- Miyake-jima, Japan
This island town is composed of residents paid by the government to live there. Since the city is at the base of an active volcano, the inhabitants are constantly exposed to unnaturally high levels of sulfur, and can even be in danger of poisoning! Townspeople often are forced to wear gas masks because of the toxic levels in the air. Perhaps the Japanese government is trying to test the effects of such a lifestyle?
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