12 Lesser Known Corners of Our Planet the Travel Guides Never Mention
Built in Stockholm during the Cold War, this nuclear bunker has lately been transformed into an ultramodern office environment for a Swedish Internet service provider. This one is easily 98 feet deep and holds information of the most popular websites in the world!
The "Don-2N" Radar Station, Russia
This modern-day pyramid has a height of 131 feet and a width at the base of 459 feet. This is in fact one of the most important elements of Moscow’s missile defense system. Looks like an extremely secretive place!
The Kofuns, Japan
These artificial islands are the ancient burial sites of members of the Japanese Imperial family. Now you know why this is a secretive place!
North Sentinel Island, India
they say the natives in this island haven't seen the outside world ever! Every time an outsider lands in, they fiercely launch a fatal attack on them. So, for the tourists’ own safety, the Indian authorities prohibit anyone from approaching the location.
Church of St. Mary of Zion, Ethiopia
A specially built chapel houses the church’s holiest treasure: the Ark of the Covenant. The Ark’s guardian — the only person who has access to the relic — is forbidden to ever leave the church’s premises. In fact, he isn't even allowed to talk to outsiders!
Kaho’olawe Island, USA
Throughout its history, this arid island used to be a site of religious rituals, a penal colony, and a US Navy training ground. Things here are pretty simple now. If you aren't restoring the nature, you aren't allowed!
British Telecom Tower, United Kingdom
Ever since an incident involving an explosion inside the tower, the revolving restaurant and observation deck remain closed off to the public. You cannot go here anymore!
Ise Grand Shrine, Japan
The territory of Japan’s holiest shrine complex is only accessible to priests and members of the Imperial family. Everyone else has to look at it and appreciate it from outside!
Sable Island, Canada
Situated in the Atlantic, this drifting sandy island has a population of fewer than 30 people and is a veritable graveyard of sunken ships. this has been declared as a nature reserve now!
Lascaux Cave, France
To preserve this cave’s unique prehistoric paintings, the entrance to Lascaux is now closed to tourists after 15 years of unrestricted access. This is extremely beautiful from inside!
An illusive underwater waterfall, Mauritius
This is arguably the most interesting place in the world. When viewed from top, Mauritius Island in the Indian Ocean seems to be located near a fascinating underwater waterfall. However, this beautiful phenomenon is just an optical illusion created by a run-off of silt and sand deposits. It is very gorgeous but very confusing at the same time as well!
Mount Rushmore Hall of Records, USA
In addition to the famous giant bas-reliefs of America’s greatest presidents, Mount Rushmore has another intriguing feature: a secret room carved out deep inside the rock. The room is a time capsule, containing copies of the country’s most important historical documents. This one looks extremely gorgeous though!
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