Yes, we have the 25 places you wish you could go visit but can’t! That may sound sad, but sometimes it’s probably for the best. Beach vacations are relaxing, and theme park visits can be exciting, but sometimes people want more out of their travels. They want something strange, maybe even a bit macabre. Unfortunately, the strangest parts of the world are often the least accessible. Their weirdness is kept tucked away from polite traditional society. Sometimes they’re just too dangerous for the average person.
Let’s face it, humans have a pretty bad track record when it comes to visiting places that can kill them. If you happen to be one of these journeymen, longing for a different type of holiday, we’ve done some research for you. While we haven’t uncovered any way into these forbidden locations (aside from being really rich) we can provide an overview and a few pictures of what you’d see if you could get in. Hopefully, that satiates the need to travel to the 25 places you wish you could visit, but can’t.
Lascaux Caves in Southwest France
These 20,000 year old cave contain close to 600 paintings made by people in the upper paleolithic era. They were unfortunately damaged by exhaled CO2 from tourists, so the French Government shut them down. You can however visit Lascaux 2, a replica of the Great Bulls, that’s located 200 meters from the original caves.
North Sentinel Island, Andaman Islands
The island is inhabited by between 50 and 400 Sentilese, who tend to rain arrows down on the heads of foreign ambassadors trying to make contact. They have now been protected by the Indian government.
Ise Grand Shrine, Japan
The Shrine has been in existence since 4 BCE, and during that time only, the priests and priestesses of the royal family have been allowed in. The shrine is dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu, and is demolished and rebuilt every 20 years in keeping with the Shinto idea of death and rebirth.
Club 33, Disneyland
If you can pay a $25,000 initiation fee and $10,000 annually for membership then you can join Club 33, one of the world’s most exclusive and secretive dinner clubs found in the middle of the happiest place on Earth. The club is a way for various celebrities to get a five star meal, a rare drink, and a chance to escape the mob of commoners down below on main street.
Metro 2, Under Moscow
Supposedly built by Stalin for the Russian Secret Service and top government officials, this rumored secret subway has never been proven to exist although people who worked on it have been interviewed. The railway supposedly connects the Kremlin, the Federal Security Service, Terminal 2 at Vnukovo International Airport, and an entire underground town in the district of Ramenki.