Every traveller’s heart desires to explore every nook and corner of the world. They want to visit everywhere, right from the most popular tourist destinations around the globe to destinations untouched by humans. From lofty mountains to vast seas, century-old monuments to state-of-the-art infrastructure, travel lovers want to see them all. There are an endless number of interesting places to explore in every nook and corner of the world. However, there are some of the strangest places in the world that absolutely do not allow entry of tourists, have restricted entry or are completely cut off from human civilization hence making it impossible to reach. However, if you are still curious about how magical these places are, you can explore these strangest places in the world via Google Maps only.
Here are the top 10 strangest places in the world that make you crave to visit them.
1. North Sentinel Island
Located in the Bay of Bengal, the North Sentinel Island is home to the world’s most dangerous tribe. Their presence makes this place not only the hardest but also one of the strangest places in the world. With a population of about 50 to 400, the Sentinelese are dead against foreign invasion and do not want modern civilization to touch them in any manner. Anyone who has ever tried to visit this land has been killed with stones and arrows. Currently, the area is being patrolled by the Indian army to avoid any invasions. The closest you can get is taking a vacation to the Andaman Islands with our Andaman and Nicobar Tour Packages and money-saving deals on Flight Ticket bookings.
2. Svalbard Global Seed Vault
The world is already preparing for post-apocalyptic survival and the Svalbard global seed Vault is proof of it. Situated on the Norwegian Island of Spitsbergen this seed vault stores more than 250 million crop seeds. All the gene banks from around the world have contributed to this. The vault is made in a way to withstand all kinds of natural calamities or explosions. One can only be allowed access here if they are a designated researcher or a plant breeder with valid permits. Check out one of the strangest places in the world with the help of Google Maps.
3. Church Of Our Lady Mary Of Zion
The Church of Our Lady Mary Of Zion is a place of worship in Ethiopia. This place has to be on the list of the strangest places in the world as it has barred visitors from entering as it is believed it stores some significant biblical objects and also the original Ark of the Covenant. According to myths, the Ark was brought here by Menelik I after he visited his father King Solomon. Also, the infrastructure of this church dates back to the 4th century. This mystical place looks like it holds a lot of secrets but they are not for us to discover.
4. Lascaux Caves
If you are a history buff, you will be bummed to know that the Lascaux Caves were open for visitors to explore up to 1963. Located in the Dordogne region of Southwest France the Lascaux Caves are about 20,000 years old. These caves are home to Palaeolithic caves which are a famous part of world history. The place was closed down to visitors as the carbon dioxide from human breath began to wear down the prehistoric paintings. Now you can only take a tour of one of the strangest places in the world virtually, via Google Maps.
5. Snake Island
Snake Island situated near the city of Sao Paulo in Brazil is surely one place you wouldn’t want to tick off the list of the strangest places in the world. The Ilha de Queimada Grande or known is popularly known as Snake Island due to the presence of 4000 snakes in an area of 110 acres. It is also home to the golden lancehead, one of the most venomous vipers in the world whose venom can literally melt human flesh. This place has been forbidden by the Brazilian Navy.
The volcanic island of Surtsey is located in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago off the southern coast of Iceland, well hidden from the rest of the world. Even though it is one of the most beautiful islands, entry to this place is restricted. This place is being used as a living laboratory by scientists to study the course of ecological succession, basically the interaction between animals and plants without any human intervention. However, you can still explore the beautiful country with our Iceland Tour Packages inclusive of your hotel bookings and Iceland Visa.
7. Vatican Secret Archives
Vatican City is one famous tourist hotspot known for its vibrant art and architecture. You can explore all that with our Vatican City Tour Packages. But one thing you won’t be able to visit here is the Vatican Secret Archives. This is one of the world’s oldest libraries that house the belongings of popes from generations. Only some sacred men of the church are allowed access to this beautifully structured mystical library. It is believed that some books in the library might have proof of alien existence or even have scriptures that disapprove of the existence of Jesus Christ. However, it all stays a mystery behind closed doors in one of the strangest places in the world.
8. Bohemian Grove
Owned by the Bohemian Club, the mysterious Bohemian Club is situated somewhere in California. Every summer, this club organises a weekend camp for the most powerful men in the world. Artists, lawyers, actors, journalists, politicians and businessmen are the only influential people who are allowed in this close-knit circle. It is impossible to set foot here as it is highly guarded and can only be visited through Google Maps.
9. Area 51
Area 51 has been made highly popular in pop culture. It is a restricted US military base of the US Forces in the North of Nevada. However, these claims have been refuted by the US Government. This place is said to have a moonlike structure and is used for the development and testing of weaponry by the US military. This place is guarded very heavily to avoid any kind of foreign invasion.
The town of Mezhgorye holds a lot of secrets and has restricted entry not only for the rest of the world but also Russians. According to rumours, the people here are working on a top-secret project around Mount Yamantau including Russian secrets like a nuclear program, a war bunker and a huge warehouse of coal. It is impossible to visit one of the most beautiful yet strangest places in the world.
These are the top 10 strangest places in the world you can only visit via Google Maps due to some or other kind of restrictions. Tell us in the comments which of these places would you want to explore if it was actually possible.
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