Are you dreading the onset of winter in the coming weeks? Well, we’ve got some vacation ideas for you. These eight places are the hottest in the world, so if you really want to escape the cold, there’s no doubt you’ll be able to here. Check out the eight hottest places in the world below, and get ready to book your plane ticket!
Number Eight: Timbuktu, Mali.
Timbuktu used to be thriving with life, but it is now slowly being taken over by the Sahara Desert. Vacation here before it becomes a ghost town! Temperatures here often rise above 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
Number Seven: Kebili, Tunisia.
Located in Africa’s Tunisia, Kebili is a desert oasis where people amazing go to – get this – escape the heat. There are palm trees and some shade, but Kebili is still the world’s seventh hottest place. Temperatures here rise as high as 131 degrees Fahrenheit.
Number Six: Rub’ al Khali, Arabian Peninsula.
If you want to visit the largest continuous sand desert in the world, look no further! Rub’ al Khali, located in the Arabian Peninsula, covers about one-third of the peninsula, so it makes sense the it gets pretty hot here. The highest temperature recorded here was 133 degrees Fahrenheit.
Number Five: El Azizia, Libya.
In 1922, El Azizia was the world’s hottest place – a temperature of 136.4 degrees Fahrenheit was recorded. It held this record for 90 years until the numbers were found to be invalid. However, don’t fret – this place is still really hot.
Number Four: Death Valley, United States.
California’s Death Valley is the hottest, lowest and driest region in North America. The highest temperature recorded here was 134 degrees Fahrenheit.
Number Three: Flaming Mountains, China.
China’s Flaming Mountains were named after their appearance, but the name is fitting when you consider the weather as well. Temperatures regularly soar over 100 here, and the highest recorded temperature here was 152.2 degrees Fahrenheit.
Number Two: Australia’s Badlands.
Located in Australia, the badlands are not well-inhabited, but there’s a reason for that. When drought strikes, temperatures here soar. In 2003, a NASA satellite recorded a temperature of 156.7 degrees Fahrenheit in the badlands.
Number One: Dasht-e Lut, Iran.
Finally, the world’s hottest place is the Dasht-e Lut, a desert located in Iran. The highest ever recorded temperature here was 159.3 degrees Fahrenheit. Now that’s hot!