February 2, 2023
These 7 ghost towns will leave you embarrassed

These 7 ghost towns will leave you embarrassed

Scenarios of wars, abandoned industries, and even reports of stalking intrigue people. Whatever the reason, it seems scary to imagine that a place that was once inhabited is now empty, without noise, shops, and any sign of movement. If the demand for these destinations continues to grow, perhaps a new segment of tourism will emerge among the countries’ tour options.

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Discover the most interesting ghost towns

Kayakoy (Turkey)

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The city was inhabited by the Greeks and Turks in 1920, but the war between these two peoples devastated it. There are still 500 homes and two empty Orthodox churches, which can be attended tourists guided.

Centralia (USA)

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Photo: AdeyPhoto/Shutterstock

Located in Pennsylvania and created in 1875, Centralia had a population of 5,000 in 1960. When they lit a fire to burn rubbish, the soil warmed because it was rich in coal, forcing people to flee. The frightening scenario inspired the production of the game and the movie “Silent Hill” of the same name.

Varosha (Cyprus)

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Photo: Jose HERNANDEZ Camera 51 / Shutterstock

The neighborhood belongs to Famagusta and in the 1970s it was a busy tourist center, but the Turkish invasion forced the residents to flee. Waterfront hotels still draw attention, but unfortunately nothing is working.

Pyramiden (Norway)

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Photo: xamnesiacx84/Shutterstock

A Norwegian territory belonging to Russia that was emptied after the end of the Soviet Union. The point became known for the phrase “Peace to the World” in Russian, which was carved into the coal stone. The environment is not friendly at all and still refers to the current conflicts between Russians and Ukrainians.

Hashima Island (Japan)

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Photo: Grassflowerhead/Shutterstock

Nagasaki Island was active from 1887 to 1974 and was an important military and mining base coal🇧🇷 Despite being empty, curious people still visit the place, trying to describe the activities that took place there.

Kolmanskop (Namibia)

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Image courtesy of Nick Fox/Shutterstock

In 1908, the Germans decided to build a Kolmanskop for diamond exploitation, which was left abandoned after the deposits ran out. Even more impressive is that the buildings were covered with sand.

Pompeii (Italy)

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Photo: Daryl Brooks/Shutterstock

Vesuvius erupted in AD 70 and destroyed the city, covering the city with remnants of pumice and ash. One of the most terrifying figures is the image of petrified people.

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