Buckingham-Palace in London
There are some people who are contented with an occasional trip to the beach, whereas some long for something that are more adventurous and enthralling. Most of the places on this planet earth are easily accessible, but there are some that are just left off isolated and unattended. We have 10

Most Forbidden Places in the World

you would absolutely like to visit once in your lifetime, but almost have no chance to do so.

1. Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Norway


The Svalbard Global Seed Vault was built on an isolated island in the North Sea out of the fear that all the sci-fi scenarios regarding the end of the world may indeed come true. It is home to more than two hundred and fifty crop seeds that are shipped worldwide from gene banks with an appropriate cost exceeding nine million dollars. Nobody can enter the vault; however plant breeders, researchers can request seeds from the banks. If at all you enter it, you will experience the greatest hope for agriculture in the form of some earthly disaster or a polar ice cap melt.

2. Mezhgorye, Russia

It is a closed military town that is believed to be a great secret nuclear facility in the possession of the Russians. Inconsistent answers were given by the Russians when they were questioned about it, such as it is a treasury, a food storage, mining site, and finally, they said that it was a nuclear bunker. Nuclear weapons are housed here and we are not allowed to inspect it even if we wish to do so. It is claimed to be a part of the Dead Hand Initiative by the Russian newspaper that automatically launches nukes, if a bunch is found to strike it.

3. Fort Knox- Kentucky, USA

Fort Knox, USA

Large portions of fold and other precious items were stored in the building. At present, it stores about four thousand five hundred metric tons of pure gold built inside granite walls and protected by a door that is blast-proof. If you have to enter inside the building, you require a ten part secret code that is help by ten different people all spread in different locations. Due to this fact, it has the saying that goes like this, “As impenetrable as Fort Knox”.

4. Woomera Prohibited Area, Australia


This area covers about 124,000 sq. km. and it is an Australian military testing range. This area is restricted, but the nearby town of Woomera is open for the tourists to travel. You will like to visit this area for one reason, however, also stay away from it for another reason. There are sufficient quantities of iron ore, minable gold, uranium, opals, etc that is unreachable for the common pubic. It is nothing but a minefield, where unlaunched war material is seen lying around in large amounts. So, even if one wanders around this region, there’s a possibility that their face may get blown off. Anyways, it’s not a good option to spend your weekend or picnic time.

5. Aldwych Tube Station

Aldwych Tube Subway Station

It was a subway station that was active during the 2nd World War. It was also used as a hiding place for National Gallery artworks and air raid shelter. The trains, however, stopped running in 1994, and since then the whole station is left unused. There are ancient elevators, an old lobby, and a monument to early 1990s with vintage tracks. This station is open for the tourists only sometimes on special occasions, otherwise you will see that tourists just visit it to click photographs, most of the times.

6. The Queen’s Bedroom, U.K.

London, UK

The Queen’s Bedroom, built in 1705, is in the Buckingham Palace. A man tried to break in the place and hide in the Queen’s bedroom even though the palace was guarded heavily. This happened in 1982. Till date, it is said that he was the only man who has seen the interior of the palace without a building permit or an official Royal Family invitation. If you are one like him, there are chances that you will see it only once in this lifetime.

7. Jiangsu National Security Education Museum, China

Jiangsu National Security Education Museum, China

This museum houses top secret documents, gun disguised as lipstick, gadgets from the history of Chinese espionage, maps hidden in a deck of cards and hollowed-out coins to cover the documents. Chinese nationals were the only people who are allowed to enter this museum as they do not trust foreigners with their susceptible detective information.

8. Lascaux Caves, France

Lascaux Caves, France

There are archaeological findings in the cave paintings and footprints preserved perfectly of human beings that lived ten and thousands of years ago. The caves were closed to the public due to the fear of fungal infection due to human presence. Only a small group of people can enter the cave on rare occasions for few minutes.

9. Poveglia Island, Italy

Poveglia Island Italy

It is a haunted place now and once was a dumping ground for the deceased, dying and sick. Then it became a quarantine zone where many ill people were deported. Presently, it is closed both for the tourists and locals.

10. Room 39, North Korea

Room 39, North Korea

It is a rumored secret government organization that maintains the foreign currency slush funds of Kim Jong. These activities are indeed illegal, but it holds about five billion dollars and is not supported technically on official levels. Even today, it earns more than a billion dollars annually through illegal activities. They never allow you to check their affiliated locations or papers and so it is better you do not plan your vacation here.

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Rezmin is passionate about traveling and curating content about history, traditions and other intriguing aspects that make a place attractive. In her spare time, she enjoys reading fictional books sprinkled with inspiration, humor and enthusiasm.

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