8 Places In The World You’re Forbidden To Set Foot In!

As a modern-day traveller, you know that if you’re tough enough, there’s no holding you back from going anywhere you want on the globe, no matter where you come from. But did you know that there are some places on the planet that 99% of regular folks are just not allowed to visit?

From haunted islands to top secret government facilities, here are 8 places you are never getting a ticket to.


1. The Bohemian Grove

Every July, some of the richest and most powerful men in the world gather at this 2,700 acre campground in for two weeks of boozing, top secret talks, and some weird form of Druid worship. Why? To escape the uncivilised interests of common man. Which is you. Which is why you aren’t invited there.


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2. The Lascaux cave

The Lascaux cave is one of the best examples of prehistoric art and was a popular tourist site after World War II. But in 1963 the caves had to be sealed off to the public because the breath and sweat of visitors created carbon dioxide and humidity that was damaging the paintings on the cave walls.

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3. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

A fail-safe seed storage facility, built to stand the test of time and natural or man-made disasters, the Seed Vault represents the world’s largest collection of crop diversity. So unless you’re a fancy grain of wheat, you won’t be seeing it anytime soon.

4. North Sentinel Island

A part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, this island is home to a tribe of people called the Sentinelese. Whether you’re a friend or foe, when you arrive at the island, the hostile locals will greet you the same way – with spears and arrows.

5.  Area 51

In the middle of the Nevada desert, there’s an unmarked road that leads to the front gate of America’s much mythicized top secret military base. It’s protected by a chain-link fence, a boom gate, and intimidating trespassing signs. What exactly goes on inside of Area 51 is the subject of wild speculation because obviously, you don’t have the clearance required to get in.

6. The Chapel of the Tablet

It is believed that this chapel at the Church of St. Mary of Zion in Axum, Ethiopia, houses the Holy Ark Of The Covenant. The Ark cannot be seen by anyone but the High Priest of Axum, an appointed holy monk who is entrusted with its care and preservation for life.

7. Niihau, “The Forbidden Island”

When Niihau was purchased by the Sinclair family in the 1860s, they allowed the island’s original inhabitants to stay on but closed off access to outsiders. To this day, only Niihauans, the Robinsons (the descendants of the title-holding family), and their privileged guests are welcome to visit this Hawaiian island.

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8. Poveglia Island

In the South Lagoon between Venice and Lido sits the small Italian island of Poveglia that’s the real life equivalent of Shutter Island. Poveglia had been a refuge, a place of exile and a dumping ground for the dead, the dying and the mentally and physically diseased for centuries before it was abandoned. Visits are restricted, and fishermen steer clear of this supposedly haunted place.

Don’t you wish you could go ghost-hunting there?

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After spending pretty much all of my teen years waiting for a Hogwarts letter that never came, I gave up and settled for being a wizard with words instead. A hopeless romantic, when I’m not penning down short stories, I’m busy imagining my own happily ever after.

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