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8 beautiful places prone to natural disasters

By: Josh Lew on Dec. 30, 2013, 8:05 a.m.
Bangladesh Kuakata palm trees blowing in the wind

Photo: orangeadnan/flickr

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Sometimes it seems like Bangladesh was tailor-made for natural disasters. An almost totally flat country crisscrossed by the waterways of the Ganges River Delta, Bangladesh is always at risk for serious flooding during the monsoon and cyclone seasons. Large portions of the country are virtually guaranteed to be flooded each year. In 1998, over half of Bangladesh, a nation of more than 150 million people, found itself under water.

Admittedly, this underdeveloped corner of South Asian is not as accessible as the other destinations on this list, but it is certainly an attractive place despite the demands that it puts on travelers. The landscapes are unique, the people are generally quite welcoming, and the culture and history provide an almost limitless amount of attractions.