China has announced it is to spend 6 million yuan (£595,000) on converting the site of the country's first nuclear bomb detonation into a unique, fascinating and hopefully, radiation-free tourist attraction.

Intrepid (and brave) visitors will be able to view the laboratories and dorms where nuclear scientists worked and slept whilst developing China's first nuclear weapons in the 1950s and '60s with the first successful test coming in 1964.

The site, in the remote Xinjiang region of North-West China, has been designated a 'red tourism site', chosen by the ruling Communist Party to promote significant events in Chinese history.

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A modern day model of a Chinese nuclear bomb at a weapons expo

All this throws up a few questions: how do I get to one of the most remote parts of China; is it safe; will I have to book a return seat for the extra head I might sprout?

Well, if these type of concerns don't faze you perhaps you will be interested in the Huffington Post UK's guide to the most extreme tourist destinations around the world.

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  • Base jumping in Norway

    After Felix Baumgartner's recent exploits, jumping off anything that isn't more then 20 miles off the ground seems a little timid. But if you don't have a 300m high helium ballon you could do worse than observe Norway's incredible landscapes.....coming at you incredibly quickly.

  • Whale Kayaking, Alaska

    Whales don't eat kayaks. We think, although even an inquisitive little prod from one of these behemoths would be cause for concern.

  • Nuclear Tourism, Chernobyl

    If you prefer your radiation a little more vintage and disaster-esque, tours can be taken around the site of the world's worst ever nuclear calamity.

  • Zorbing, New Zealand

    Growing up, everyone thought hamsters had it sweet (unless it belonged to Richard Gere), either sleeping all day or cruising around in their own giant personal ball. These days, it's not just the furry little rodents that can have all the fun

  • El Caminito Del Rey Trekking, Spain

    If walking along a cliff on rickety wooden platforms hundreds of feet in the air piques your death-seeking interest then this is for you. Personally, no thanks.

  • Villarrica Volcano, Chile

    This, my friends, is the beautiful Villarrica volcano in Chile. Serene, majestic and generally, when it's not erupting, harmless. That is until you clamber aboard a helicopter, tie a bungee cord around your waist and jump straight into the bubbling and incredibly warm lava lake at the top. I kid you not.

  • Alexandra Posadzki

    The CN Tower Edgewalk sees you strapped into a harness 1,168 feet over Toronto's downtown, gazing perilously over the side.

  • Cage of Death, Darwin

    The Cage of Death at Crocosaurus Cove is about as close as you can get to swimming with crocs without becoming reptile bait

  • Iguazu Boat Ride, Argentina & Brazil

    Get in a small rubber boat and get within touching distance of one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world. Sounds dangerous and it is. In 2011, two tourists died when their boat overturned.