10 Places You Are Not Allowed To Visit!
In our modern days, the world is one map which you can explore endlessly. Thanks to the internet, we have access to information we won’t have time in our life to explore. Even though most governments make us think that we can visit every place we desire, things are not just like that. Read the list below to explore few interesting places where the normal human being isn’t allowed to go.
1. Italy, Poveglia
This small Island located in Italy is known to be one of the scariest places on Earth due to the fact that it was used as an enclosure for both mentally and physically ill people. The mental hospital operated until 1968, when the government decided to close it down. The Island is called Poveglia and it is located in the Venetian Lagoon. An interesting fact is that there are historical chronicles for this place dating 2,000 years back in time.
2. Lascaux Caves in France
In 1979, the Lascaux Caves near the French town of Montiac became one of UNESCO’s World Heritages. The caves are truly majestic due to the fact that they have more than 900 paintings of animals, which lived in the Paleolithic Period. It is estimated that these paintings are more than seventeen thousand years old. There’s an ongoing debate, where scientists wonder whether humans should be allowed to visit these caves. Truly a majestic place worth seeing in your life!
3. Vatican’s Secret Archives in Italy
Have you ever wondered where all the documentation of the Holy See and the whole papal correspondence is stored? Well it’s in Vatican Secret Archives, which are kept in a different place than Vatican’s Library. Those secret archives are owned by the Pope and until recently, only he had access to this holy information. Nowadays, you need to be a qualified research to have permission by the Pope himself.
4. The Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, Ethiopia
This the first church built in the 4th century during the reign of the first Christian Emperor of Ethiopia, and it is the largest and most important one they have. Inside the church, it is thought that there’s a sacred Ark of Covenant, where only the monk protecting it can enter the chapel. Since ancient times, before the guardian monk dies, he must name an accessory to devote his life to watching over the chapel.
5. Hawaiian Island of Niihau
Also known as “The Forbidden Isle”, the Island of Niihau is forbidden for any human presence in order to protect the wildlife. The population is around 130 native Hawaiians and the only other people allowed to visit this island are relatives of the residents, U.S Navy and people from the American authorities.
6. The National Security Museum Jiangsu
An interesting fact about this museums is that only Chinese natives can visit it due to the fact that government doesn’t want to expose sensitive information to foreigners. As a native, there are strict guidelines that you must always follow, and you should never attempt taking pictures. The spy museum’s own one of the biggest and most amazing collections of Chinese espionage. There are numerous weapons disguised as ordinary items such as pens, lipsticks, and other stuff.
7. The satellite tracking station – Pine Gap
The Australian and American government including organizations such as CIA, NSA, NRO work together at the facility to locate targets via signals. Basically, Pine Gap is a satellite tracking station located in Northern Australia.
8. Negev Nuclear Research Center, Israel
This is one of the biggest secrets of the Israeli government. It is thought to be a nuclear facility for building weapons, but it is highly classified. The government of Israel has offered no further details about the Research Center. According to a former worker, there is an top-secret underground facility, and all planes and drones are shot down if they fly above the perimeter.
9. Ise Grand Shrine, Japan
Ise Grand Shrine is a complex of shrines with limited access to the citizens and visitors of the country. The complex has large walls and only the roofs of the shrines can be seen. It is thought that this place has one of the most important Japanese artifacts – The Sacred Mirror.
10. Russian Metro-2 Under Moscow
Metro-2 is a secret metro system created by Stalin himself and used by the KGB. It is thought that the Ministry of Defense is still using it even today. The legend says that there is a secret town connected to the metro, but the existence of the whole system can’t be confirmed. Truly a place you would love to visit but even if it’s existed, there’s no chance of entering it.