The 10 Forbidden Places In The World You're Not Allowed to Visit

1 - Area 51 - Nevada, USA

Area 51 in Southern Nevada is arguably one of the most secretive and mysterious places in the world. Since it was kept top secret and even its existence was denied for a while by the US government, many conspiracy theories are put forward about Area 51. It is known as the US Air Force's secret military base. It is believed to be a test facility for experimental aircraft and weapons. However, this area is famous for many UFO stories. Some believe that scientists were analyzing a crashed alien spacecraft and that aliens were held captive there.

2- Svalbard Global Seed Vault - Spitsbergen, Norway

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, known as the Doomsday Vault, is a secure underground seed bank and storage facility built on a mountainside. It is aimed to protect various plant seeds around the world for apocalyptic or global crisis and it is strictly closed to visitors. It is believed that about 840,000 samples of 4000 different seed species from all over the world have been stored. Financial support for the project is provided by countries such as the USA, England, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, and Canada.

3- Snake Island - São Paulo, Brazil

Ilha da Queimada Grande, also known as Snake Island, is located in the Atlantic Ocean. As the name suggests, this island is infested with thousands of deadly snakes. It is said that the island has 5 snakes per square meter. For this reason, the Brazilian government naturally prohibited entering the island. Except for a few courageous researchers, nobody dared to even step onto the island. It is the only home of the golden lancehead, one of the most venomous pit viper species on the planet.

4- The Lascaux Caves - Montignac, France

The Lascaux, a complex of caves near the village of Montignac in France, is home to cave paintings from the Paleolithic period. The cave complex contains pre-historic paintings of large animals that are 17,000 years old. Anthropologists think the drawings were made to improve hunting in the future. The Lascaux Caves complex was discovered by Marcel Ravidat in search of her lost dog on September 12, 1940. Although the cave was opened to visitors during the Second World War, it was closed in 1963 due to damage to the drawings and currently, only a few researchers can enter.

5- Poveglia - Veneto, Italia

Poveglia, a small island near Venice, is considered one of the most haunted places on earth. The island has been a mass graveyard for people who died from the plague and various infectious diseases in the past. Many people were buried in the same tombs and many were cremated. For this reason, people say that half of the soil is now composed of human ash. In the 1920s, a doctor in a mental hospital on the island, conducted various experiments on patients and later committed suicide. Since the 1960s, almost no one has set foot on the island and is not allowed to be visited.

6- North Sentinel Island - Bay of Bengal, India

North Sentinel Island is home to the Sentinel tribe that has no contact with the modern world. The tribe is believed to have survived by gathering wild plants and hunting. The Indian government does not interfere with the tribe in any way. The people of the island try to kill anyone approaching the island, therefore it is really dangerous. After the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, research helicopters assessing the damage in the area were attacked by the Sentinelese tribe, who shot arrows and threw stones. In 2008, they killed two fishermen who were on a fishing boat approaching the island.

7 - Mezhgorye - Republic of Bashkortostan - Russia

Mezhgorye is a closed town located in the Southern Ural Mountains of Russia. It is unknown what happened in this town that was discovered in 1979. No outsider can enter the town, and people living around the town believe that the government is conducting clandestine work there. The biggest claim is that a large nuclear facility is located here. According to some, it is a great shelter built for the leaders to hide in case of a big threat. If you approach the town to know what is happening, a battalion will stand in your way. That's why Mezhgorye will continue to keep its mystery.

8 - Room 39 - Pyongyang, North Korea

North Korea is a mysterious country in itself. We know how difficult it is to enter the country. But even if we enter the country, it is impossible to enter Room 39 in Pyongyang! It is said that after the death of Kim Il-Sung, the founder of North Korea, his family established it to control their money. Despite alleged illegal activities here, North Korea denies these allegations. If you enter without permission, you face the death penalty. But probably no one has tried it.

9 - Heard Island - Australia, Indian Ocean

Heard Island, located between Madagascar and Antarctica, is one of the world's most remote and unexplored territories. Various creatures such as seals, penguins, and seabirds live on this island, which is considered to be part of Australia. The island also contains more than 40 glaciers. In 2000, a huge lava flow coming from the island's volcano called Mawson's Peak was noticed. Heard Island is also known for its poor weather conditions. For these reasons, it is forbidden to set foot on the island.

10 - Pravčická Brána - Bohemian Switzerland, Czechia

Pravčická brána is the largest natural sandstone arch in Europe. Unfortunately, it has been forbidden to visit this popular Czech tourist attraction since 1982. The Pravčická brána faced the danger of collapse as a result of heavy erosion and this danger still continues. Although tourists can visit this place, they can only see the sandstone arch from afar. According to geologists, the arch will probably collapse in the future.