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The world is a wonderful place with beautiful locations, exotic cultures and an array of delicacies. For those with an unyielding wanderlust, the thought of visiting far off destinations is a temptation that can’t be resisted.
With modern technology and transport offering people the chance to escape at a whim, did you know there are places you can’t visit?
Here are five destinations that you might never see in your life:
Area 51, Nevada
Situated in the middle of a barren desert sits Area 51, one of the most iconic unvisitable places in the world. One of the most common beliefs is that Area 51 is home to an alien crash site. However, the base is most likely used to develop weapons and aircraft. But, no one will ever know if there are alien bodies or not.
North Sentinel Island
Tourism contributes immensely to a community’s economy. However, there is no form of tourism on North Sentinel Island. No one knows anything about the indigenous tribe living on North Sentinel Island. The Sentinelese have nothing to do with the outside world. Those who attempt to visit the island will be killed by the population. The Indian government has now prohibited all travel to the small island, ensuring these people live in peace.
Ilha da Queimada Grande or Snake Island
Situated on the Brazilian coastline, the Brazilian government has forbidden visitors to set foot on this small island. It is home to the world’s most poisonous snake, the Golden Lancehead Viper. This reptile’s venom is so potent, it can actually eat through flesh. Over 4000 of these snakes live on the island, making it too dangerous for people to visit.
Tomb of the Qin Shi Huang, China
This is the tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, who died in 210 BC. Buried underneath a hill in Central China, this tomb consists of a complicated network of underground caverns, filled with vast treasures. These treasures include the Terracotta Army, which are clay reproductions of the emperor’s armies, family, horses and staff.
Experts believe there are thousands more statues, but the Chinese government will most likely never allow further excavation or allow anyone else on the property.
Ise Grand Shrine, Japan
Visiting Japan and want to see something exquisitely beautiful? Well, you can forget about visiting the Ise Grand Shrine.
The shrine is a tribute to Amaterasu, the sun goddess, and is one of the holiest places in Japan. The only people allowed in the shrine is the chief priest or priestess, who in turn must be a member of the Imperial family.
The list of “no-go” locations goes on and on. It is worth taking the time to educate yourself on these interesting, yet untouchable places.