Visiting 10 of the Most Interesting Abandoned Places on Earth

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Travelers looking for a getaway from the normal getaway should skip the sandy beaches to walk amid silent relics in Namibia, Chernobyl or an abandoned California gold mining town. These empty places may look like Scooby Doo set pieces, but they hold important clues to bigger mysteries about both the past and the future; the creep of urban decay and the necessity of memorializing tragedy. Sometimes history lives alone.

We bring you 10 modern ghost cities where you can choose your own adventure, exploring what once was and what could have been.


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Arun Jaswal

its really look amazing, secluded, scary but love to visit ... little bit different....
guys you must some most amazing places in India like... agra for Taj mahal, jaipur for amber fort, tigers at ranthambore N P, Corbett N P, Bandhavgarh N P, temples of South india, for beautiful hills visit Shimla Manali srinagar nainital sikkim Darjeeling.. backwaters of Kerala, Yoga of Rishikesh and Ayurveda of Kerala...

August 25 2011 at 3:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Arun Jaswal

its really look amazing, scary, secluded but love to visit the above locations ... little bit different ......
guys you must some most amazing places in India like... agra for Taj mahal, jaipur for amber fort, tigers at ranthambore N P, Corbett N P, Bandhavgarh N P, temples of South india, for beautiful hills visit Shimla Manali srinagar nainital sikkim Darjeeling.. backwaters of Kerala, Yoga of Rishikesh and Ayurveda of Kerala...

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July 27 2011 at 8:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joe Jonelle Louw

This is so awesome!! Thanks for sharing! Check out www.thombesafari.com for photographic safaris to Namibia, South Africa and Botswanna. The Kolmanskop SAFARI will soon be updated.

July 19 2011 at 3:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Matt Carrano

I would be more apt to watch additional videos if you didn't have a 30 second pre-roll along with an intrusive ad on the bottom of the video during playback that made it impossible to read the locations of these places. Please don't be such an ad-*****.

June 30 2011 at 12:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Alexa Talor

they are beautiful///

June 19 2011 at 4:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Alexa Talor

infact, they are beautiful.

June 19 2011 at 4:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cheryl

Centeralia Pa was a really intresting place to visit kinda errie also !! Went there 2 weeks ago

June 16 2011 at 7:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
supersher474

chernoble.....really???? doesn't radioactive waste have a half life of a gazillion years???

June 16 2011 at 5:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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MikeMinerDotCom

http://blog.thecheaproute.com/exploring-chernobyl-with-google-maps/

June 18 2011 at 2:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Imautobot

Author should have included Johnston Atoll. It served as a testing ground for the first nuclear weapons, and later served as a location for the destruction of countless barrels of warfare chemicals such as Agent Orange. It was finally abandoned in 2004, and is considered a bird sanctuary. Using Google Earth, you can still find this Atoll in the Pacific with it's obvious abandoned airfield. Only 1 building was left standing on Johnston Island, all others were destroyed prior to it being abandoned.

June 16 2011 at 4:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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