5 mysteriously abandoned places on Earth you can visit
- There are many abandoned cities on Earth that have been allotted as historic places
- Many tour companies take the tourists through these cities which have been taken over by the nature
- Some of the places even have an option of virtual tour as restrictions prevail due to safety reasons
There are many abandoned cities on Earth that have been allotted as historic places. Many tour companies take the tourists through these cities which have been taken over by the nature. Some of the places even have an option of virtual tour as restrictions prevail due to safety reasons.
Here are 5 abandoned place one could visit:
Folks going to the Lesser Antilles may fly right past Plymouth, Montserrat, and with good reason. This capital city was vacated in 1995 because of a looming volcanic eruption. Two years later, Soufriere Hills volcano blew its top, covering Plymouth in 40 feet of ash. Visits to the area are possible, but it depends on safety levels since the volcano is still active. If the alerts are too high, you can still take a boat tour.
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Kolmanskop was a happening town when the first diamond was found in the area. The city started to see development. Casino, movie theatre, school, ice factory and many other businesses had started operating. But as the diamond supply depleted, people started to leave the area. Now, most of the buildings have sand tall enough to cover your knees. Tours are typically available, but you do need a permit to enter the area.
Bodie was one of the growing towns in California. During the 1800s, there were 65 saloons in the city. But it drew its last breath when the post office finally closed in 1942. The state of California turned the old ghost town into a historic park in the early 1960s.
Pripyat was one of the most affected places during the explosion of reactor number 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant. 50,000 residents were forced to leave in 1986. The radiation has fallen and guided tours take the visitors through the apartments, amusement parks, and more.
Fordlandia was an unsuccessful project of Henry Ford. It never came to be and was eventually abandoned it in 1934. Ford planned to create a city in the middle of the Amazonian jungle where the company would produce cheap rubber. The plan was abandoned due to poor understanding of the ecological challenges.