13 Worst Countries to Visit

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Thailand, a small country situated in the center of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia, has plenty of gorgeous scenery, excellent cuisine, and exciting destinations to offer tourists. However, you could find much safer places to spend your vacation.

In recent years, the land that used to be referred to as the “Land of Smiles” has been named one of the most dangerous tourist destinations in the world. Contributing to this designation are violence, crime, and widespread police corruption.

The boom of tourism in Thailand since the 1960s has created a disdain among locals toward the millions of tourist foreigners they feel have invaded their country. The welcoming, peaceful, and exciting image of Thailand that is created for the rest of the world can be very different than the actual experience you would have while visiting there. An alarming number of murders or accidental deaths of tourists go unreported.

If you choose to visit this seemingly amazing paradise, you may, as many others do, leave happy. However, why run the risk of leaving unhappy or disillusioned, if you are able to leave safely at all?



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While jail time isn’t a walk in the park for any convicted felon, many tourists flock to historical prisons around the world when traveling. This is due to their mystic, history, and eerie ambiance. While it may seem a little crazy, visiting a local prison can provide a ton of insight on a region’s roots and culture.