Here are Photos of Top Ten Places in the world forbidden to be visited by anybody.
Some people say they have the world in the palm of their hand, but unfortunately for them, there are places they will never see.
The world has many fascinating and incredible places that we look forward to exploring. But, among them, there are dangerous, forbidden, protected or secret places.
Only selected people can see these particular places, often at risk of injury or worse, death.
If you plan to go around the world, it is unlikely that you will be able to cross these ten destinations on your list.
Although these places are mysterious and beautiful, they are often forbidden to travelers. From sacred sites restricted to former lunatic asylums, here is a list of 10 places you cannot visit.
1. Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Norway
Located on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, near Longyearbyen, this facility is ready to save humanity if necessary.
It contains a series of vaulted houses containing a global supply of different seeds, in the event of a catastrophic disaster affecting the Earth unexpectedly.
Unless you are a researcher or scientist, you are not allowed to approach it.
2. Lascaux Caves, France
Home to one of the most famous examples of Paleolithic painting, the labyrinthine caves of Lascaux are found in the south-west of France.
According to archaeologists, the work of art, which mainly represents large animals, is probably more than 17,500 years old. Unfortunately, you will never see it unless you have already done so.
The caves were once open to the public, but then closed when moisture, carbon dioxide and other pollutants produced by visitors began to damage the wall art.
Nowadays, the caves are protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, and almost no one can enter it, except for a security guard, who visits once a week.
3. Poveglia, Italy
Located between Lido and Venice in northern Italy, this small island is a real version of Shutter Island. It was once the home of a psychiatric institution where scientists allegedly tortured and tested patients.
It was also used as a quarantine colony. During the plague, many bodies were brought there and burned in giant pyres.
Today, this small island is one of the most prohibited destinations, mainly due to the fact that it is widely regarded as haunted.
4. Ilha da Queimada Grande, Brazil
For most people, the name of this island sounds charming and exotic. It’s not hard to imagine a tropical beach, a cocktail in hand while sunbathing and blue waves hitting the shore.
In other words, until you hear his nickname: Serpent Island. On this Brazilian island, there are no human residents, only thousands of golden vipers, who consider themselves one of the deadliest snakes in the world.
The government has banned all visits to this terrifying island, with the exception of some scientists, probably mad.
5. Zone 51, Nevada, United States. USA
This list would not be complete without mentioning the famous Area 51, a secret military base in southern Nevada.
Until 2013, this site was not even officially recognized, when the CIA published documents confirming its existence. No one knows exactly what’s going on in this facility.
Most likely, it is used for the development and testing of weapons and aircraft for the United States military, but many conspiracy theorists believe that it is used to investigate extraterrestrial objects.
So, unless you work for one of the main government institutions, there is no chance of entering.
6. North Sentinel Island, Andaman Islands, India
Located in the Bay of Bengal, North Sentinel Island is occupied only by sentinel natives. The indigenous population has a reputation for being hostile and rejects contact with all other people.
This is why this island remains untouched by modern civilization.
The government of India has declared it an exclusion zone and we recommend that you do not approach its coast unless you want an arrow in your leg.
7. Surtsey, Iceland
This island is known as one of the youngest places on the planet. It emerged from the Atlantic near the south coast of Iceland after a prolonged volcanic eruption in the 1960s.
The island is one of the most pristine natural environments in the world, as only a few scientists have been able to walk there.
Researchers who visit this island stay in a small cabin with little equipment. After each visit, they must erase all traces of their existence from this young island.
8. Mezhgorye, Russia
Like Area 51 in the United States, Mezhgorye is a mysterious and closed city in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia.
The people of this town are most likely working on a secret program related to Mount Yamantaw, a bunker, or a nearby nuclear facility.
Over the years, the Russian government has given various inconclusive answers regarding its objective, ranging from the storage of food to the conservation of national treasures, via a coal warehouse. One thing is for sure, this place will not be your next travel destination.
9. Vatican Secret Archives, Vatican City, Italy
At the bottom of the walls of the Vatican City are the famous Vatican secret archives.
Houses a huge treasure trove of papal accounts, official correspondence, state documents and other important documents, some of which are over a thousand years old.
The files are estimated to cover more than 52 miles of shelving and include more than 35,000 items.
They include letters from Michelangelo, a request for annulment of the marriage by King Henry VIII, a letter from Marie Reine d’Ecosse before its execution, and many others.
Unless you are a qualified academic from one of the selected higher education and research institutions, the chances of entry are minimal. Even then, you will have to follow a meticulous request process to access this facility.
10. Tomb of Qin Shi Huang, China
This famous historic site is the tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, who died in 210 BC.
Buried at the bottom of a hill in central China, the tomb is made up of a complicated network of underground caves, which were filled with clay reproductions of his family, his horses, his staff, his servants and the army, also known as the terracotta army.
The tomb was discovered in 1974 and since then more than 2,000 statues have been excavated. Scientists believe there may be more than 6,000 additional statues in the central tomb, which is now a restricted area.
The government does not authorize the excavation of the emperor’s tomb, thus respecting the ancient funeral rites. Fortunately for you, there is a chance to get a glimpse of the clay army if you take one of the tours around the site.
Unfortunately, you will probably never have the chance to go to the bottom of the grave.