The village of dolls in Japan
What’s the only thing that could make an abandoned village creepier than it already is? Replacing its inhabitants with hundreds of terrifying, life-sized dolls in their likenesses. That’s exactly what happened in Nagoro, a small village in the Shikoku, Japan, where a local artist’s eerie effigies linger by the side of the road, occupy empty classrooms, and even appear to be doing road work.
The ghost town of Namibia
The city of Kolmanskop in the Namib desert was once a thriving destination for eager European diamond miners, but today all that remains are deserted buildings being slowly swallowed up by sand dunes. Tourists are invited to explore the eerily breathtaking ghost town and learn more about its history from its on-site museum.
The underwater museum in Mexico
At the bottom of the Caribbean Sea near Cancun, 500 life-sized sculptures have taken permanent residence, thanks to one enterprising sculptor. Visitors are invited to take in the monumental underwater exhibit – designed to promote the colonisation of marine life – aboard a glass-bottomed boat or on a scuba-diving excursion.