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Forbidden Places in The World: Why You Can Not Visit These Places

By Farheen - August 25, 2020
North Sentinel Island, India

The lesser you know, the more you want it. That saying is so true! Given the evolution of technology, we can know anything and everything in the click of a button. In times like these, we may wonder what are the parts of the world that are still yet to be discovered or ones that still remain a mystery to mankind. There are forbidden places in the world. Keep reading to know more as to why these places are forbidden and unravel the mysteries that mankind is yet to understand.

Forbidden Places in The World

1. Lascaux Caves, France

Lascaux Caves, France
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The Lascaux Cave in France is a treasured gem for archaeologists all over the world. The cave system holds pre-historic paintings that date way back to at least 17,300 years ago. The set of Paleolithic paintings that seems hauntingly striking hangs over the wall. These paintings have animals such as cattle, stags, bison and much more on it. Unfortunately, the cave is sealed to the common public following 1963. Because archaeologists concluded that human proximity might ruin the ancient work of art.

2. North Sentinel Island, India

The North Sentinel Island which is part of the Andaman chain is one of the forbidden places in the world. It is where the Sentinelese tribe resides. The people occupying the island usually resolve to violent to keep their isolation still ongoing. The Sentinelese tribe have existed on the island for more than 50,000 years as per the protection given by the Indian Government. This island is stringently forbidden for any visitor of any kind. This is also due to the fact that this is one of the most dangerous and forbidden places in the world.

3. Surtsey Island, Iceland

Surtsey Island, Iceland
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Surtsey is a small island situated in an archipelago on the south coast of Iceland. It was created as a consequence of a volcanic explosion that continued for four years. Surtsey is also known globally for being the newest island on the globe. Right now, it only allows a few scientists and geologists to enter its premises. This forbidden place in the world is totally banned to grant entry for tourists. This is because it is supposed that human intrusion will upset the ecological sequence that is ongoing on the island currently.

4. Ise Grand Shrine, Japan

Japan is known worldwide for its shrine culture and has nearly 80,000 shrines in total. The most prominent out of all is the Ise Grand Shrine. It is one of the most expensive temples in Japan crediting to its architectural magnificence. To keep the Shinto traditions which go back to the 8th century, this temple is reconstructed once in 20 years. This is why this temple is so expensive. Only the members of the royal family are granted access to this prestigious ancient representation sacred to the Japanese.

5. North Brother Island, United States Of America

North Brother Island is one of the most famous deserted islands in the United States Of America. It is located in New York City. It was formerly built as a quarantine hospital. it was where Typhoid Mary was housed. She was given this name as she was recognised as the first American to catch the deadly typhoid fever. Following this, this establishment became a rehabilitation centre for drug addicts. Presently, North Brother Island acts as a bird sanctuary and is shut down forever for the public people. 

6. Dulce Base, United States Of America

Dulce is a quiet little town located close to the Colorado border in New Mexico. This hushed little town acts as an underground lab where questionable experiments are conducted. It holds a small population of 2,600 Native Americans. It is said that the Dulce Base is a huge unknown compound. It is home to some astonishingly superior technologies and human-animal crossbreeds. This base has extremely strict security forces. Hence, it is known as one of the highest forbidden places in the world and not only in the States.

7. Tomb of Qin Shi Huang, China

Forbidden Places in The World
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The Mausoleum of China’s first Emperor Qin Shi Huang is hidden deep under a pyramid for more than 2,000 years. The tomb is one of the biggest discoveries in the history of China but still is a puzzle for historians and archaeologists. The insides of the tomb are mostly locked and left undiscovered. It is believed that the burial site has been left with numerous things that Qin Shi Huang will require for himself in the afterlife. To give respect to the old site, the Chinese Government decided to ban any excavation of the Tomb of Qin Shi Huang. Hence, it is one of the most forbidden places in the world to hold respect for the late king.

8. Doomsday Vault, Norway

The Doomsday Vault is a seed bank located in the middle of the Arctic Svalbard archipelago. This is a protected vault that conserves a diversity of plant seeds. It is an effort to keep safe the seeds in an event of an apocalypse or worldwide emergency. From every little corner all around the world, big boxes of seeds are delivered to the Doomsday Vault for storing them long term. The vault is doesn’t allow any public but it allows entry to special guests only on certain days.

 9. Snake Island, Brazil

Forbidden Places in The World
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As per the name, Snake island is an island in Brazil packed with thousands of poisonous snakes. No humans even dares to risk their lives stepping on Snake Island. So much so and it is even got the reputation as the most forbidden places in the world not only in Brazil. Moreover, it is so deadly that the government has announced that it is prohibited by law to step onto the island. It is calculated that there are nearly 4,000 golden lanceheads crawling about on the island. These are the most poisonous serpents known on Earth.

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