Nothing makes a travel destination more interesting than a mysterious place you cannot even come close to. And on earth, there are many of these mysterious places. Why? Well, for one reason or another, they are forbidden and way too dangerous for your travel agency to recommend it. You may be rebellious and try to explore them, but that might only happen on the government’s dead body. Those places are strictly prohibited. But no one can stop us from talking about them, right?
Read on for more exciting information.
1. The Kofuns, Japan
The word Kofun means old tombs, and that’s precisely what it is. Those unique and mysterious places were built between the 3rd and 7th centuries to be home to the remains of imperial family members, emperors, the ruling elite, and many sacred objects. These islands are banned from people to visit, and on rare occasions, only the archaeologists are allowed to them with the Imperial Court’s permission.
2. North Sentinel Island, India
Can you imagine a civilization that knows nothing about what’s happening in the world? A civilization that lives alone and want no outsiders? That’s The North Sentinel Island, one of the most mysterious places that the entire world is dying to explore, literally. Many people have tried to visit this island, but they were welcomed with narrows and death threats. In fact, a few men lost their lives while still at sea. This is why the Indian authorities are prohibiting anyone from approaching this mind-boggling location.
3. British Telecom Tower, United Kingdom
On Halloween night of 1974, a horrible incident in the tower caused it to close forever. An expected bomb was exploded in a men’s toilet that was located on the 31st floor. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the damage took over 2 years to repair. No one is allowed to the British Telecom Tower only for a few charity events that occur once in a blue moon, leaving it a mysterious place that only a few are fortunate enough to visit and see London from a greater perspective.
4. Ise Grand Shrine, Japan
Ise Grand Shrine is the most sacred shrine complex that is dedicated to the sun Goddess Amaterasu. It dates back to the 3rd century, which is why it receives up to 7 million visitors every year. However, no one is allowed to access it, except priests and the Imperial family members. The only way you can admire the holy shrine is from behind many rows of fences, making it one of the most mysterious places in the world.
5. The ghost town of Varosha, Cyprus
The city of Famagusta used to be the top tourist destination in Cyprus due to its incredible resort, Varosha. But in July 1974, everything changed because of a mass evacuation. Today, it’s a mysterious place because some Turkish troops invaded it and it remained fenced off. It’s basically a forming part of the buffer zone that is patrolled by the Turkish army.
6. Sable Island, Canada
There is a sandy island situated in the Atlantic with a population of 30 people only! Sable Island is known for its very unique features and location, in fact, the people living there are mostly scientists, Canadian staff, and those running the weather station on the island. Sable Island was declared a nature reserve, and it’s now home to many wild horses that are living on the island happily and free. If you really want to explore this mysterious place, you have to write a petition to Canada’s government explaining the reasons behind the trip.
7. Lascaux Cave, France
In Southwestern France, there is a Palaeolithic case that tells the story of ancient humans in up to 600 paintings, which are mostly about animals. It’s called the Lascaux Cave, and it’s added to the UNESCO World Heritage. But you can’t explore it! This historic cave was opened to the public for a few years, but tourists were about to damage it all. To preserve it, no one is allowed to the Lascaux anymore, making it a great mysterious place. If you are interested in exploring it, you don’t have to book a flight for it. Take a virtual tour now!