The World's Weirdest Tourist Attractions

If stately homes, miniature villages or even Disneyland leave you cold, maybe it’s time to try something a little less familiar?

Truk Lagoon, Central Pacific

Truk Lagoon

When the US air force dropped 400 tons of bombs on Japanese ships at Truk Atoll, near New Guinea, in February 1944, it accidentally created a diver’s paradise. The Second World War attack destroyed more than 40 ships and almost 300 planes that were stationed at the remote Pacific base, and the sunken wreckages now form an underwater war museum for anyone with scuba gear. Gas masks, depth charges, human skeletons, live shells and torpedoes add an element of danger to a swim in 890 square miles of clear blue water.

Image Sourced: WarHistoryOnline
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