Most Travel-Restricted Places in the World
Thanks to today’s technologies, the world is virtually at our hands. It’s almost completely accessible to everybody. Of course, if you have enough money, you can take an airplane to go to your desired destination in the world.
But this selection will take you from sacred unexplored places to top-secret government locations lost to time. Enjoy the most restricted places in the world.
The Russian government never confirmed or denied the existence of the underground metro system which was codenamed as D-6 by the KGB. It’s rumored that was built during Stalin’s regime and connect the Kremlin with the Federal Security Service HQ, the federal airport, and an underground city. In 1994, a group of urban explorers discovered the entrance of the underground subway system and 10 years later the Russian government confirmed its existence
Pine Gap – Australia
This secret facility is located in Australia and its function is to catch radio signals from the Eastern Hemisphere and send it to the US drone program. And guess what? No one is allowed to enter. The facility was built in 1970.
Dulce Base – New Mexico
It’s an underground facility located in the Archuleta Mesa, New Mexico. It’s rumored to be the home for extraterrestrials. In 1979, the businessman Paul Bennewitz claimed he intercepted some electronic communications from an alien spaceship and revealed it to the entire community.
Room 39 – North Korea
This is a secretive North Korean organization which supposedly have over a dozen bank accounts in China and Switzerland. Room 39 was created by Kim Il-Sung during the 1970s but the origin of its name remains as a mystery.
Mezhgorye – Russia
The Russian town of Mezhgorye is believed to be the site of a secret missile launch facility. Many reports claimed that ballistic missiles are stored here and ready to be automatically launched at any moment. Actually, this town is technically abandoned which makes it more scarily.
Snake Island – Brazil
This small island is located at 18 nautical miles off the coasts of Brazil. There, lives many rare and native snakes which are endangered, so the island’s access is prohibited for the general public.
Vatican Secret Archives – Vatican City
This secretive library contains from state papers to correspondence. This place has 53 miles of books and documentaries. Only qualified scholars are granted to enter the library.
Bohemian Grove – California
It’s located in Monte Rio, California and contains 3,000 acres of land. It also has a two-encampment for some of the most prominent personalities of the world. for instance, some of the prestigious members who have joined the group include Jack London, George Sterling, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and George W. Bush.
Disney Club 33
The Disneyland exclusive Club 33 is located in New Orleans Square within Disneyland and is actually a full-service bar. It’s claimed that the club was created to accommodate the 33 corporate sponsors of Disneyland in the 1960s.
Poveglia – Italy
Poveglia is tiny island located between Lido and Venice, northern Italy. For centuries, this island has been used as a place of exile, refuge, and final place for the diseased. When the Bubonic Plague arrived in Venice and Poveglia in 1348, it became a quarantine colony. Fearing an uncontrolled spread of the disease, Venice exiled many of its infected citizens there.
Chapel of the Ark of the Covenant – Ethiopia
This Ethiopian Orthodox Church is believed that contains the biblical chest which contains the two stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. It’s said that the real Ark of the Covenant was transported to Ethiopia through a “divine assistance.”
Niihau – United States
This Hawaiian island has no paved roads, no stores, no electricity, nothing. In fact, Niihau has the only school in Hawaii that depends on solar power.
However, this island is off-limits to everyone except the natives, U.S Army personnel, government officials, and invited guests.
The Negev Nuclear Research Center – Israel
This is an Israeli nuclear facility located in the Negev desert. It was built in 1958 with the assistance of the French government. Actually, any information about the facility and its activities remains highly confidential.
Tomb of Qin Shi Huang – China
This is the home of the wonderful Terracotta Army. Until now, the tomb of China’s first emperor remains untouched due to the protective Chinese government.
Woomera – Australia
Woomera is the largest zone used for the testing range in the world and is located in Australia. But if you feel curious to look around a bit, let me tell you this: its access is totally prohibited (what a surprise!)
The Marianas Trench – Pacific Ocean
This exact spot is the deepest place in the Pacific Ocean and only 3 people have made it to the bottom of the deep.
Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center – Virginia
The FEMA’s center of operations is a safe place for US top officials when a disaster happens. In fact, Dick Cheney and other members of Congress were brought here on September 11. This 564-acre facility contains offices, dormitories, and a dining room. The complex has access to the president’s Emergency Alert System, so understandably, the general public can’t go there.
Red Castle Museum – Libya
Also known as the Archeological Museum of Tripoli, it has artifacts from ancient Islamic architectures and history. Even though the museum is open to the public, tourists from several western countries including (as you may guess it) the United States are prohibited to enter that place.
Mount Kumgang – North Korea
It is located on the eastern coast of North Korea and well known for having beautiful landscapes like mineral springs, lagoons, and old temples. However, in 2008, a South Korean was killed after she was wandering in this restricted area.
Queen’s Bedroom – England
It’s located inside of Buckingham Palace (the British Queen’s official residence) in London. Although this place is under a constant vigilant, one man was able to break the security and managed to enter and hide in the Queen’s bedroom in 1982. In fact, he had been the only person to have the chance to see its interior.
Air Force One – United States
The official airplane of the President of the United States of America has an electromagnetic pulse shield that permits it to fly through irradiated zones from possible nuclear fallout and it doesn’t need to land to refuel. And of course, it’s restricted to the general public too.