Each city is unique in its way, but some of them are so unusual and striking that it’s hard to believe that they exist.
In this post, you will learn about the strangest cities on our planet. But if you want to have a good time, then you can Predict with Tony. It is available to everyone in all, even the strangest cities in the world.
A real find for ecotourists. In this town, most of the houses that were slums in the past were built without the use of modern building materials. And since all the local streets are named after vegetables, the settlement received the title of “soup city”.
In this small village, located on a hilltop, there could be nothing unusual, except, perhaps, its beauty (but for France, beautiful villages are the norm).
However, Rennes-le-Chateau has gained fame as a very mysterious place associated with mythical treasures, unsolved murders, and secrets dating back to the roots of Christianity. It was this village that became one of the sources of inspiration for Dan Brown’s novel “The Da Vinci Code”.
This town attracts travelers from all over the world. A real curiosity – Setenil de las Bodegas, which appeared on maps back in the 11th century, is embedded in a giant basalt rock, forming a single whole with it.
Walking through the streets there, in some places people see overhanging rocks instead of the usual sky. Visiting guests feel as if the rocks are about to collapse. However, there is no reason to panic – they have been standing like this for centuries.
The capital of Thailand is one of the most attractive cities for tourists on the planet. That’s not the strangeness of it, of course. The fact is that the full official name of the metropolis is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasatan Amon Piman Avatan Satit Sakkathattiya Vitsanukam Prasit. Consisting of 168 letters, it is included in the Guinness Book as the longest toponym in the world.
Translated, this means “the city of angels, the great city, the eternal treasure city, the impregnable city of the God Indra, the majestic capital of the world, endowed with nine precious stones, a happy city, a grandiose Royal Palace full of abundance, resembling a divine abode where the reincarnated God reigns, a city donated by Indra and built by Vishvakarman.”
And this is just an approximate translation! Due to the archaic nature of the original text and difficulties with the transfer of meaning, even many modern Thais do not understand everything in the full name of their capital.
It is well known that the Chinese can copy everything. Even the whole city! For the people of China to walk through the European streets without leaving their native country, a replica of the town of Hallstatt, located in Upper Austria, which is a UNESCO site and considered one of the most beautiful in the world, was built in China.
The Chinese Hallstatt is located in Guangdong Province a few kilometers from Hong Kong. First, they built a church there, then houses that look exactly like the original ones. And to recreate the Salzkammergut Lake, the Chinese even changed the landscape of the area.
The creation of Hallstatt was sponsored by a Chinese billionaire who invested $940 million in the project. Before that, China had already made copies of other European cities, but Hallstatt became the most popular. Real estate in it is more expensive than in the Austrian original.