Why Do People Want to Visit Antarctica?

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People like to visit Antarctica because it is one of the most unusual places in the world. Everyone who visits Antarctica goes as either a tourist or a scientist, making it one of the least disturbed places in the world.

According to Discovering Antarctica, the continent of Antarctica has a lot to offer visiting tourists. It is the only natural home to emperor penguins, the only animal living on the continent’s ice through the winter. It is possible for visitors to travel by water directly into the caldera of a volcano at Deception Island. Visitors also enjoy viewing Antarctica’s historical buildings from the days of exploration, its spectacular beauty and the large variety of whales surrounding the continent.