World's 7 Most Abandoned Places

Pripyat, Ukraine: 

The abandoned city near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, evacuated after the 1986 nuclear disaster.

Hashima Island, Japan: 

Once a thriving coal mining community, this island became deserted after the decline of the coal industry.

Centralia, Pennsylvania, USA: 

A town abandoned due to an underground mine fire that has been burning since 1962.

Varosha, Cyprus: 

Once a popular tourist destination, this area was abandoned after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974 and remains a frozen conflict zone.

Oradour-sur-Glane, France: 

A village left untouched since its massacre by the Nazis in 1944, serving as a memorial to the victims.

Craco, Italy: 

A medieval hilltop town in southern Italy abandoned due to natural disasters and poor living conditions.

Ross Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India: 

A former British penal colony and administrative headquarters, now in ruins and overrun by nature.

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