10 Most Abandoned Places Of The World

Pripyat, Ukraine: Abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986, Pripyat remains a haunting ghost town within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Hashima Island, Japan: Also known as "Battleship Island," this abandoned coal mining facility off the coast of Nagasaki was deserted in the 1970s.

Kolmanskop, Namibia: Once a thriving diamond mining town, Kolmanskop is now a deserted ghost town engulfed by the Namib Desert.

Centralia, Pennsylvania, USA: An underground mine fire has been burning beneath Centralia since 1962, causing the town to be largely abandoned due to health concerns.

Oradour-sur-Glane, France: A village left in ruins after a horrific massacre during World War II, Oradour-sur-Glane stands as a memorial to the tragedy.

Gunkanjima, Japan: Another abandoned mining island, Gunkanjima was once a bustling community but was deserted when the coal mines closed in the 1970s.

Craco, Italy: Perched on a hilltop, Craco was abandoned due to natural disasters and persistent landslides, turning it into a captivating ghost town.

Bodie, California, USA: A former gold-mining town, Bodie now stands as a preserved ghost town that offers a glimpse into the California Gold Rush era.

Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works, Chile: Once bustling saltpeter mining towns, these UNESCO World Heritage Sites are now abandoned and serve as reminders of the region's industrial history.

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