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Every destination has its own unique points that can put a smile on people or make them hesitate to visit. Regardless, every place has different unique points due to differences in culture and historical background. Keep in mind that your trip is your choice. Hence, you can visit even the weirdest place on earth if you like. As long as you take precaution to keep yourself safe, it is exciting to go to places with unique quirks, such as the following countries below.

Armenia

Armenia

This is such a quirky travel destination you can visit. This is the country where chess is the compulsory object in school. It is part of the curriculum for primary school just like math and history. During your visit, there might be locals who challenge you to play chess. Don’t expect too much to win and just enjoy the game. Also, this is the place where you get to view a piece of Noah’s Ark in the Etchmiadzin Cathedral Museum. 

Bhutan

Bhutan

Bhutanese has philosophy that says ‘We do not believe in Gross national Product. Gross National Happiness is more important’. It is a place where you get to encounter people who care about happiness in their lives since they have many things to be happy about. Many quirky points can be seen here such as the huge, decorative phallic symbols that adorn temples, government buildings, and houses. Not to mention that they serve chili as a full meal. 

Belarus

Belarus

This is a country nestled between Poland and Russia, often opted for isolation and reclusive retreat. Aside from fairy castles, there are also concrete states that sit atop rolling hills and studded with traditional windmills. If you like quirky, spooky things, might as well visit Museum of Malformations of the Human Body. It is situated in the basement of the Grodno Medical State University Belarus. For your information, Minks, the capital city of the country has been burned down 18 times. 

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Many people view this country as weird due to their quirky points. For example, there is national drink made from fermented horse milk. Also, there is the nation’s popular dish called Kazy which is made from horse meat that is smoked. There is another quirky thing in the country, which is a sport called Buzkashi that has the meaning ‘grabbing the dead goat’. this games literally involves headless carcass of a goat.

North Korea

North Korea

Lots of people may feel a little bit hesitant to visit this one country due to its situation and culture. One of the quirky point is that you can only enter the country through Beijing. However, it is relatively safe to visit this country as traveler. You will be accompanied by two state-employed guides and listen tot heir explanation about the country’s history. You will be under surveillance during your visit. And you will only see what the government allows you to. To travel to this country safely, make sure to take note of which activities and circumstances are not covered by your travel insurance.