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There are 39 off the beaten path places tagged weird traditions:

Hmwe Paya, the Snake Pagoda

The Snake Pagoda, or Hmwe Paya in Myanmar (Burma) houses massive pythons, who are being washed in basins with rose petals, dried with nice towels, fed eggs, milk and goat meat and praised as…

The forbidden Kingdom of Lo

Upper Mustang, Nepal, is one of the remotest places on Earth, formerly called the Kingdom of Lo, which perfectly preserved its ancient heritage, unique culture and Bön religion.

Museum of Enduring Beauty

The Museum of Enduring Beauty in Malacca, Malaysia, shows different interpretations of beauty across cultures of the world - scarification, teeth filling, neck and lip stretching, head molding, foot…

Dogon Tribe of Mali

Dogon tribe in Mali is famous for its ritual masks, interesting creation myths and fox divination. This tribe managed to preserve their ancient beliefs through the centuries and stay unaffected by the…

The tree-dwelling Korowai tribe

Korowai tribe in Kia, Indonesia, was discovered not so long ago, and is disappearing day by day. The tribesmen live in tree houses to protect themselves against mosquitoes, animals and sorcery,…

The biggest money in the world

Rai stones of the island Yap, Micronesia, is literally the biggest money in the world, each coin weighing up to 5 tons and having a diameter of 4 meters. Obviously, you can't carry these around in the…

The skin cutting ritual

Kaningara tribesmen, living around the Sepik river in Papua New Guinea have a rather bloody initiation ritual for young men, which involves cutting skin with razors to rid them of their mothers' blood…
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Romanian Merry Cemetery

Merry Cemetery in Săpânţa, Romania, is a unique example of tombstone art. They don't have the boring R.I.P. carved into stone, instead the tombstones feature poetic, sometimes frivolous, rhymes…

Madonna of the Baobab

Madonna of the Baobab is a shrine in Keren, Eritrea, inside a baobab tree. The tree is a famous pilgrimage site, and if you want your wishes to come true, you have to go inside the baobab and make…
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