Wherever we live, there are times when we complain about how cold it is. Even in the hottest places on earth, those used to the temperatures might feel cold if it gets even a little bit cooler. For those who live in the coldest places on earth, however, there doesn't seem to be any version of the opposite. Cities in Alaska, Russia, and even China have temperatures so low that they're far beyond zero. Some of these places are even so cold that nobody can live there at all.


1. Oymyakon, Russia

Oymyakon is a village in Russia and the coldest inhabited place on the planet. In fact, Oymyakon is so cold that it recently made the headlines. How you ask? By breaking the device that was installed as a tourist attraction. Yes, tourist attraction. You can visit as well as live there if, for some reason, you wanted to. To be fair, the landscape around the Sakha Republic is beautiful, and if you can handle the temperature, it's also very much worth the visit.

Old wooden bridge in Oymyakon

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