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10 Dangerous Places We Still Have on Our Bucket List

Dangerous Bucket List
(Photo: Meroe pyramids via Martchan /Shutterstock)

Some countries are packed with immense natural beauty or historical significance that’s rivaled only by their inaccessibility to Western travelers. Think Syria, think Sudan, think Afghanistan—places where the most frequent images we see in the media are of soldiers, armed vehicles, explosions, and the rubble in their aftermath.

What you don’t often see is the natural and cultural grandeur that would otherwise land these places squarely at the top of many people’s bucket lists. Here are 10 such countries that, for their sake and for those of travelers the world over, we hope will find peace in our lifetime. But as for right now? Probably not a good idea to visit.

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