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

The International Friendship Exhibition of North Korea

The fact that North Korea has an International Friendship Exhibition might seem a bit absurd due to the country's purposeful isolation from the rest of the world. From the other hand, the ones who…

The Black Jesus of Portobelo

The Black Jesus of Portobelo, Panama is the most revered religious statue, which is carried out into the streets of October for a big celebration.

Unicorn Cave in Harz

Harz mountains were considered to be a dwelling of the unicorns since the olden days. Even now, people go to the Unicorn cave on Christmas in hopes to see one.

Saint Maria Adelaide chapel

Saint Maria Adelaide's remains in Arcozelo are believed to possess healing power - people come there every day to ask her for help them and their loved ones.

Witch market in Lima, Peru

If you are not squeamish and into folklore/shamans/black or white magic, the Mercado de Brujas in Lima is the place to go. You can see a variety of potions and really strange ingredients for sale.

The Phallus worship in Bhutan

Besides its amazing views and temples, Bhutan is the most phallic place on earth - you can encounter phalluses everywhere you go, painted on the houses, standing on the roofs and in the fields,…

The domesticated crocodiles of Paga

Paga village locals managed to domesticate crocodiles - they live and bathe side by side, and not one villager (or a croc) has ever been harmed! In fact, the souls of deceased locals are said to live…

The Towers of Silence in Iran

The Zoroastrian Towers of Silence used to be burial sites, where the bodies were left laying in circles to be devoured by vultures, sun, wind and rain.

Kabayan fire mummies

Kabayan mummies, a.k.a. Ibaloi or Benguet mummies in Philippines are a rare site to see. They are unique because of the mummification through fire process Ibaloi people used.
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