Places On Earth You Are Not Allowed To Visit

We are driven by our nature to constantly learn new things and find new locations (because, maybe, we can learn something new from those locations). However, there are some locations on our planet that we are forbidden to visit.

1. Metro

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This metro station in Moscow has been built to protect from a potential nuclear catastrophe. The interesting thing for this metro station is that it’s located 50-500 meters below the ground level, parallel to the public metro.

2. The Lascaux Cave

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This system of caves has been banned for public since 1963. It is located in the southern France.
What is special for these caves are the paintings found on the walls. Those paintings are 20,000 years old, and the CO2 which was exhaled by tourists started degrading the paint. That is why the government made this place closed for public and protected by UNESCO.

 

3. East Rennell, Solomon Islands

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This beautiful island is inhabited by tribes of locals that don’t like foreigners. It is protected by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

4. Easter Island, Chile

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This island is located in the Pacific Ocean and it is known worldwide by the giant statues of head. It is one of the most remote protected places on Earth.

5. Proveglia, Italy

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This island has been a place of exile, a shelter, a refuge, and a dumping ground for sick and dead for centuries.

6. The Ise Grand Shrine

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This is one of the most sacred places in Japan. It is one of the oldest shrines in the world and it comprises of over 100 shrines. Normal, common folk are not allowed to enter. Only the members of the imperial Japanese family, or priests and priestess can enter this ground.

7. The North Sentinel Island

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However, some people tried to get onto that island and they found the Sentinelese tribe. These people haven’t had any contact with the other world so far. They don’t want anyone near, they would kill anyone who even tries to approach the island, and they even tried to “kill” helicopters with bows and arrows and spears (and sticks and stones). Some sources even say that they are a tribe of cannibals.