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Top 10 most forbidden places in the world

Top 10 most forbidden places in the world. There are places where you could visit with all your wealth and influence, but can all the places in the world be visited? Even with the increased use of technology and influence, it is impossible to reach several parts of these unexplored lands. They may be covered with mystery or unexplored in the first place. Here is the list of the top 10 most forbidden places in the world.

Top 10 most forbidden places in the world

10. Pluto Gate, Turkey

top 10 most forbidden places in the world
Top 10 most forbidden places in the world

The Pluto’s Gate or Ploutonion is an archaeological site in southern-west Turkey. It was discovered in 1965 and further explored in 2013. The site was built on top of a cave; due to some chemical reaction caused by underground geologic activity, the cave emits toxic carbon dioxide gas. It was a place of religious significance during the early Greek civilization. Behind the 3 square meters (32 sq ft) roofed chamber is a deep cleft in the rock, through which fast-flowing hot water passes, releasing a sharp-smelling gas. It is still unknown when was this ploutonion made.

Since the gas was lethal, it is believed that the place might have been a worship centre, and the gas was sent by Pluto, the God of the Underworld. The gas is still active, and birds that were thrown into the cave had died within few seconds. Since the site matches the description of the temple to the underworld that apparently disappeared in the 6th century, scientists believe it to be the ancient Pluto Gate.

Top 10 most forbidden places in the world

09. Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Norway

top 10 most forbidden places in the world
Top 10 most forbidden places in the world

Among the mountains on a remote island in the Svalbard archipelago, it is situated halfway between Norway and the North Pole. The place is storage of Global Seed Vault. This is a future intended long term seed storage facility built to preserve all kinds of seeds from all types of natural and manmade disaster. The scientists selected a suitable place for the seeds to prevent any harm against the climatic condition. The temperature of the area remains −46.3 °C (−51.3 °F). Moreover, for 153 days a year, the island does not receive sunlight at all.

No physical tour is allowed inside the vault, and only some nominated plant breeders and researchers have permission to be inside this secret vault. The vault contains almost 13000 years worth of human agricultural history, which justifies the ‘no visitor inside the vault policy’.

Top 10 most forbidden places in the world

08. Surtsey, Iceland

top 10 most forbidden places in the world
Top 10 most forbidden places in the world

Surtsey, a volcanic island approximately 32 km from the south coast of Iceland, is probably the youngest island formed by volcanic eruptions that took place from 1963 to 1967. Volcanologists intensively studied it during its eruption, and botanists and other biologists as life forms gradually colonized the originally barren island. The land is being preserved from human intervention or plantation of any kind of plants to study the ecosystem. All botanists or volcanologists are thoroughly checked for if they have brought any seeds knowingly or unknowingly with them.

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Some boys sneaked inside the island and planted tomatoes and potatoes, which were destroyed by the authorities. The scientists also spotted an earthworm in the year 1993, which was probably brought by the kids or some bords, since then no earthworms were sited.

Top 10 most forbidden places in the world

07. Coca-Cola Vault, United States of America

top 10 most forbidden places in the world
Top 10 most forbidden places in the world

In the year 1888, Candler brought Coca-Cola brand and formula to make it from a pharmacist John Pemberton and launched the company that became the worlds largest beverage company in the world. To an extend, soft drinks were synonymized with Coke. And as far trade secrets go, nothing can beat the most famous Coca-Cola vault where the trade secrets are not opened to literally anyone. The formula was made into a paper only in 1919 when used as collateral for the loan that Woodruff and his colleagues secured for the company’s purchase.

After the loan was repaid in 1925, the formula was moved to SunTrust. Visitors are not allowed to go near the vault or take photographs. Though tourists are shown the Coca-Cola plant but vault always remained a mystery.

Top 10 most forbidden places in the world

06. Tomb of Qin Shi Huang, China

top 10 most forbidden places in the world
Top 10 most forbidden places in the world

Deep under the hill in Central China, surrounded by an underground moat of poisonous mercury, is the buried tomb of an emperor who has not been disturbed for more than two millennia. The tomb is a secret vault that hides the secrets of the China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huang who died in 200 BCE after conquering six states to create first unified China. Most of the content in the tomb is sealed and remains unexplored. According to the reports, the tomb is said to have complex things that were buried along with Qin Shi Huang.

The things were stated to be needed for Huang in his afterlife. To pay respect to the ancient site, the Chinese Government has prohibited excavation of the Tomb of Qin Shi Huang and is one the most forbidden places in the world.

Top 10 most forbidden places in the world

05. Povelgia, Italy

top 10 most forbidden places in the world
Top 10 most forbidden places in the world

Poveglia was constructed as a quarantine centre by the Venetian Government during 1793-1814. Plague affected patients were separated and sent to Poveglia. The tiny island was said to have hosted over 160,000 infected inmates, and almost all the people died on that small island. Mass Graves are found where thousands of plague victims were buried. After this inhumane incident, the land was used by Napolean Bonaparte to hide his weapons and other ammunition. Many small battles were raged and again claimed hundreds of lives. In 1922, a mental asylum was built in Poveglia, where many patients were tortured, killed, butchered and buried again, claiming massive burial.

The hospital was closed in 1968, but the horror remained in the land. The land is said to have 50% soil, and 50% human remains. The ruins are still present and are slowly reclaiming greenery, but visitors cannot visit this island due to its toxic soil and horrific past.

Top 10 most forbidden places in the world

04. Ilha da Queimada Grande, Brazil

top 10 most forbidden places in the world
Top 10 most forbidden places in the world

Off the Brazilian shore, there is this island named Ilha da Queimada Grande, also known as the Snake Island. The island is totally untouched by human developers or visited by humans due to its massive snake inhabitancy. It is estimated that more than 5-7 snakes live in one square meter. Dominantly the snakes survive on migratory birds who uses the island as a resting point. Queimada Grande is closed to the public in order to protect both people and the snake population; access is only available to the Brazilian Navy and selected researchers vetted by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation, the Brazilian federal conservation unit.

The island was thought to have a population of about 430,000 snakes, but recent estimates are much lower. In 2015 an estimate by a herpetologist on a Discovery Channel documentary stated that the population remains at 2,000 to 4,000 golden lanceheads, a rare species of snake found only on that island.

Top 10 most forbidden places in the world

03. Area 51, United States

top 10 most forbidden places in the world
Top 10 most forbidden places in the world

In the middle of the Nevada desert, there is an unmarked road sign that leads to the front gate of Area 51. It’s protected by little more than a chain-link fence, a boom gate, and intimidating trespassing signs. What exactly goes inside Area 51 is unknown, and no one knows the real truth. But this area does not lack conspiracies and speculations. There are extraterrestrial conspiracies to the wormhole and much more. For all the myths and legends, what’s true is that Area 51 is very real—and still very active. Out of all, normal citizens are not welcomed at Area 51.

You may never know what is going on on the inside. The only thing we know is from the infamous interview of 1989 where Bob Lazar claimed that he worked at Area 51 and claimed the presence of extraterrestrial activities.

Top 10 most forbidden places in the world

02. Lascaux Caves, France

top 10 most forbidden places in the world
Top 10 most forbidden places in the world

Over 20,000 years old paintings, the Lascaux Cave is a treasure trove for archaeologists around the globe. On 12 September 1940, the entrance to the Lascaux Cave was discovered by 18-year-old Marcel Ravidat when his dog, Robot, fell into a hole. This series of Paleolithic paintings that look vivid of texture and colours is one of the most preserved locations in the world. The painting depicts animals like cattle, stags, bison and many more. This is probably the oldest man-made identity preserved by modern civilization. It is important to note that this cave painting consists only of animals, giving importance to animal life and work.

The cave complex was opened to the public on 14 July 1948, and initial archaeological investigations began a year later, focusing on the Shaft. By 1955, carbon dioxide, heat, humidity, and other contaminants produced by 1,200 visitors per day had visibly damaged the paintings. The original caves have been closed to the public since 1963, as their condition was deteriorating, but there are now a number of replicas.

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01. North Sentinel Islands, India

top 10 most forbidden places in the world
Top 10 most forbidden places in the world

All the other places in this list can be visited by some experts with that particular expertise. Unfortunately or fortunately, North Sentinel Island is entirely away from the modern human touch. It is home to the Sentinelese, an indigenous people in voluntary isolation who have often defended their protected isolation from the outside world by force. These people are probably the most primitive race in the entire world. It is believed that these people have inhabited this island like 20,000 years ago and have not been associated with anyone since then.

According to a 2011 census effort and based on anthropologists’ estimates, there are probably somewhere between 80 and 150 people on North Sentinel Island, although it could be as many as 500 or as few as 15. The Sentinelese have repeatedly attacked approaching vessels. This resulted in the deaths of two fishermen in 2006 and a US missionary, John Allen Chau, in 2018. An average citizen or an expert in any field cannot visit this area. Either the Sentinels would attack the visitor, or the Indian Government will have you arrested.

Here is the definitive list of the Top 10 most forbidden places in the world, this list includes our top picks of the places you cannot visit. There are many such places where you can’t visit. Check out the top 10 most popular photographs ever clicked.

Amal Varghesehttp://moonjis.com
Lecturer by profession, a philologist by qualification and a scribbler by passion. Like John Lennon says, "I believe in everything until it is disapproved, so I believe in fairies, myths and dragons", everything around me is an illusion and a reality. I am basically you, but I am a confined me.
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