Whenever we are visiting another country, there is always things we want to see, some of the more unusual things to see are the most bizarre and extreme staircases in the world. Even though these are unusual, they sure make an extremely fine and exquisite collection to your vacation or holiday photos. They are found all around the world, from India to Belgium. Some may be historical sites, some may be a modern design.
Whatever it may be, whenever it may be created, they are still famous attractions for many tourists all around our beautiful and unique world. Usually whenever we are visiting another country, we would like to see either its main city, villages, historical places, or even its islands, but staircases are something special, especially these staircases, they are unique in their own way.
2nd extreme staircases in the world is located in India. Stepwells in India are more than just a reservoir, they are also gathering spots where people hang out and to escape the heat. They have a very unique design and most commonly found in western India, though they are also found in the other more arid regions of the Indian subcontinent that extends into Pakistan. They are also built near temples, so if you want to see a unique structure such as this, look no further.
Tiger and Turtle, Germany
This structure is inspired by roller coasters, it is an absolute wonder, it is situated on a hill unofficially named “Magic Mountain”. When you are on this magnificent staircase, it offers views that are utterly incredible. Feed your camera with breathtaking pictures so that you make create the most beautiful and unique memories, not many people have travelled to Germany just to see one of the most extreme staircases in this world, so you can impress your friends.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Another one of the extreme staircases in the world can be found in Cambodia.The staircase built in Angkor Wat, Cambodia is unique in a sense that they are so steep that some tourists needs to climb up the stairs using their hands. The guides in the area have claimed that the steps were made to be so steep to remind people that heaven is not an easy place to reach. There is absolutely no shame in getting on your hands to and feel to climb these stairs.
Tianmen Mountain, China
At this location, there is a staircase that has 999 steps, Nine is also a lucky number in Chinese numerology, it represents good fortune and eternity. There are some who believe that the cave’s creation is a mystery, and with that it only strengthens its Tianmen’s reputation as a holy mountain. This place is also called the stairway to heaven, so if you want to visit an incredible place, this is it for you, it is absolutely majestic in its own way and deserve to be called one of the most extreme staircases in the world.
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Spain
For those who are interested in visiting an island that is dedicated to John the Baptist, you have to weave along a narrow path above the sea. Once you make it all the way there, tradition says that you should ring the island’s church bell three times. The church is still standing on the little rock, it looks more enticing than ever, with its history that just adds to its charm.
Next on the extreme staircases in the world list – Norway! The world’s longest wooden stairs, it is only accessible on foot or by ferry, Flørli, Norway is a location that is popular for its 4444 steps right up the mountain. It is also known for its hydropower history. If you ever visit this incredible place, when you reach the top, there, you will be rewarded with an amazing view of Fjord from a super-small village. Even if you are not interested in the views, which is highly unlikely, take it as a challenge to reach the top.
Montagne de Bueren, Belgium
In the 1400s, when the villainous Duke of Burgundy controlled Liege, patriots marched up this staircase to overthrow him, unfortunately they failed. It is a 30% incline and has 374 steps, it is listed in the top 10 of memorable stairs in the world. This place is open to all 24 hours a day and it is a must visit place in Liège. Liège regularly organises guided tours, so if you are ever interested in visiting this place, please do so.
Hope that you did not feel dizzy knowing about these 7 extreme staircases in the world. Visiting a new place or country is always an amazing activity for yourself and for your family, but when there are unique activities for you to do, such as climbing the stairs, it should really grab your attention, you will not only get an incredible leg workout, you will also be provided with one of the best views in the world, do not forget to get travel insurance when you are travelling, Allianz Travel Care is offering travel insurance from the price of RM 16/trip, visit PolicyStreet.com to learn more.