It’s Illegal to visit these places

Adventure Travel
// 8 September 2017
Illegal travel destinations around the World

Most Illegal travel destinations around the World

No matter how adventurous and savviest traveler you are, there are many places in the world you can’t visit. Some of these places are too dangerous to enter and some have valuable objects. Some may take these places as challenge, but there are many good reasons why entry is restricted in these places. But this doesn’t mean that we can’t discuss about these places and wonder what it is like to go there. Well, let’s have a look on list of these restricted places:

  1. Area 51, Nevada

Area 51 is located in Nevada desert and highly secretive base. Located 100 miles north of Las Vegas, it is known as US military installation. Some believe that area has alien technology and that’s why area is surrounded and restricted by defenses and mines. The Roswell incident is most controversial and discussed UFO theories in history. Go near this place and you will be picked up by CIA, group of aliens or FBI.

  1. Bohemian Grove, California

Bohemian Grove is 2,700 acre campground which belongs to private San Francisco-based men’s art club. In mid of July each year, Bohemian Grove hosts two-week or three-week encampment of most powerful men in the world. Past presidents such as Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon have attended this event and women are not allowed in this event. Private meetings here were directly responsible for Manhattan project which led to development of atomic bomb. Anyone who tries to get in uninvited finds themselves in cuffs.

  1. Chapel of the Tablet, Axum

Chapel of the Tablet in Ethiopia has legendary Ark of the Covenant, and is guarded by a virgin sentinel who must never leave building. This Ark holds God’s Ten Commandments given to Moses on Mount Sinai. No one is allowed to see the holy object except Ark’s guardian. This small building is surrounded by iron railings and located between two churches.

  1. Lascaux Caves, France

Lascaux Caves are home to one of the most celebrated examples of Paleolithic cave paintings discovered till date. Covered in 17,300 year old paintings, made by early humans, depict geometric shapes and animals. Since 1963, caves have been banned from public when heat, carbon dioxide and humidity began to damage the art. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is rarely visited by anyone other than security guard who visits once a week for few minutes only.

  1. Poveglia, Italy

Wedged between Venice and Lido, Poveglia is a small island which was once home to mental institution where patients were experimented upon and tortured. Prior to this, it was used as quarantine colony. During times of plague, dead and dying were mistaken for corpses and were burned on giant pyres. Today, it is believed that the island is haunted, making it illegal travel destination. Both visitors and locals are banned from visiting this island.

  1. Niihau, Hawaiian Island

Niihau is seventh largest inhabited island in Hawaii and was purchased by Elizabeth Sinclair in 1864 for $10,000. The ownership of this island passed on to descendants, Robinson family. Being private property is main reason why you can’t visit this tropical paradise until you are invited by Robinson family. In beginning of 1987, limited number of activity tours and hunting safaris were opened to tourists.

  1. North Sentinel Island, Andaman Islands

Located in Bay of Bengal, North Sentinel Island is home to indigenous Sentinelese people who are completely isolated. The island is not only difficult to reach due to surrounding coral reefs, it is also impossible to visit due to locals who want to be left alone. Natives will greet visitors with ton of fire arrows and rocks. Indian Government declared this island off limits.

  1. Surtsey, Icelandic island

Located off southern coast of Iceland, Surtsey is one of youngest places on the earth. It is emerged from Atlantic following volcanic eruption below sea level and reached the surface in 1963. This eruption lasted until 1967, when island reached its maximum size of 2.7 km sq. It is kept human free to research how this island becomes a habitat. Only few scientists have been allowed to visit it, making it one of world’s most pristine natural environments.

  1. Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Norway

Svalbard Global Seed Vault is series of vault houses which has emergency global supply of seeds in case of apocalypse. Unless you are research whizz or plant nut, you will not be allowed to anywhere near it.

  1. White’s Gentlemen’s club, London

Located in London, White’s Gentlemen’s Club is one of the most exclusive of its kind and is just for boys- elite ones. If you want to be member of this establishment, then 35 existing members must approve your membership.


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