A man-made pile of waste rock doesn’t sound like a super-appealing tourist attraction, but Ema Heap is actually well worth a visit. From town it looks like a mountain, and there’s a trail you can follow to hike to the top, but this hill is actually a collection of mining debris that was dumped over the course of 40 years. Locals call it a volcano, because the surface stays warm all year thanks to the chemical reactions going on under the surface. Look closely, and you can sometimes see steam coming out. But don’t worry, it’s totally safe!

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