Most Spectacular Abandoned Destinations Across The Globe (I)

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Most Spectacular Abandoned Destinations Across The Globe (I)

Abandoned cities, ghostly islands, deserted train stations, or castles in ruins, places forgotten by people, which have an apocalyptic, but special beauty. This is a review of some of the most spectacular abandoned destinations across the globe.


1. Most Spectacular Abandoned Destinations Across The Globe: Prypiat, Ukraine

Pripyat is a town that was once inhabited by almost 50,000 people. After the nuclear disaster from Chernobyl, in 1986, the town was abandoned due to radiation. In the absence of people, nature has seized Pripyat and the result seems detached from a doomsday movie.


2. Most Spectacular Abandoned Destinations Across The Globe: Mir diamond mine, Eastern Siberia, Russia

Mir mine represents the second largest crater made by the hand of man on the Earth's surface. The mine was built at the command of Stalin to ensure the demand for diamonds of the Soviet Union. The huge industrial area has been abandoned once – due to the intense exploitation – it became increasingly more difficult to bring the diamonds to the surface


3. Most Spectacular Abandoned Destinations Across The Globe: Themed Park Gulliver, Kawaguchi, Japan

Built in the shelter of Mount Fuji, this themed park was opened in 1997. Despite the financial support received from the Japanese Government, after 10 years it was closed due to the lack of visitors.


4. Most Spectacular Abandoned Destinations Across The Globe: Disney Island, Buena Vista, Florida, United States of America

One of the natural attractions of the Disney Empire in Florida, Discovery Island seems to have been abandoned after it has been discovered a potentially deadly bacterium in the waters surrounding the land.


5. Most Spectacular Abandoned Destinations Across The Globe: The Lighthouse upon the cliffs of Aniva, Sakhalinskaya Oblast, Russia

The island, located on the eastern coast of Russia, has served in the past as a location for a prison and was cause for controversy, for a while, between Japan and Russia. At the moment, Aniva is owned by Russia.


6. Most Spectacular Abandoned Destinations Across The Globe: Railway Canfranc, Spain

Canfranc train station was part of the international railway route passing through Spain and France. An accident in 1970 destroyed a bridge near the station, separating the two countries. Following this incident the railway line was left in neglect.


Places worth seeing in Asia

Asia has many wonderful destinations for any type of tourist, some of which are true masterpieces of nature. The Asian continent is not a very powerful pole of attraction for tourists, but many people are willing to spend their holidays far away from home. However, there are many places worth seeing in Asia. Which? Find out below!


1. Mount Fiji (Places worth seeing in Asia – Japan)

Mount Fiji, the highest in Japan (3,776m), is located in the middle of Honshu Island, in the archipelago of Japan. This mountain is considered sacred in Shinto religion and it has been selected as a “cultural” rather than a “natural” world heritage site. During the Meiji era, women were banned from reaching Mt. Fiji. The closest airport is Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport, which was opened in June 2009 at about 80 km away from Mount Fuji.


2. The Spiti Valley (Places worth seeing in Asia – India)

Spiti Valley is a desert mountain valley located in the eastern part of the Lahaul and Spiti districts, within the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh. This Valley is considered a paradise for hiking enthusiasts. Spiti Valley is a research and cultural centre for Buddhists. Tourist attractions include Ki Monastery and Tabo Monastery, some of the oldest monasteries in the world, the latest being one of Dalai Lama’s favorites.


3. Puerto Princesa (Places worth seeing in Asia – Philippines)

Puerto Princesa is one of the most visited cities in the Philippines. It is very popular due to its cleanliness, beach resorts and restaurants where you can eat fresh seafood and admire beautiful landscapes. As of 2010, Puerto Princesa had a population of 222,673 people making it the least crowded city in the Phillipines. It has been acclaimed several times as the cleanest and greenest city in the Phillipines.


4. Ha Long Bay (Places worth seeing in Asia – Vietnam)

Ha Long Bay (“descending dragon bay”) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Quang Nih Province, Vietnam. The bay consists of a dense cluster of over 3000 limestone monolithic islands, each topped with abundant jungle vegetation, which stunningly rises from the ocean. Numerous islands are hollow, with enormous caves.


5. The Maldives (Places worth seeing in Asia – Republic of Maldives)

Shimmering blue sea, fine white sand and tropical temperatures await you. About 1,200 islands are part of the island nation of Maldives, of which a few more than a hundred have been developed for tourism. Spend your holiday on one of the island paradises of the world and discover the colorful and vibrant underwater world of Maldives.