There are plenty of places in the world where you can easily travel as a reflection of paradise. But there are many other places in the world where we may face unknown differences. No one is ever advised to visit such places. In this article, we are going to talk about such prohibited places in the world. Even if you are someone who is interested in an adventurous process, it is worth avoiding some of the places that have proven to be the most prohibited places in the world.
1) Snake Island
Ilha de Quimada Grande, It’s called Snake Island. It is an island off the coast of Brazil in the Atlantic Ocean. It is governed by the municipality of Ethanheim in the province of So Paulo. The island is small in size and covers only 43 hectares (106 acres) and has a temperate climate. The terrain of the island varies considerably from bare rocks to rainforests. It is the only home island of the highly endangered, poisonous Bothrops insularis (Golden Lancehead Pit Viper) that feeds on birds. Snakes were trapped on the island as sea levels rose and the land that connected it to the mainland closed. Subsequent selection pressures allowed snakes to adapt to their new environment, and the population grew rapidly, making the island dangerous for public travel. The Quimada Ground has closed to the public to protect humans and the snake population. Access is restricted to the Brazilian Navy, and only to selected researchers who have been tested by the Brazilian Federal Defense Unit, Chika Mendes’ Biodiversity Conservation Institute.
2) Area 51
Area 51 – United States. It is probably the most famous forbidden and restricted place in the world. It is located about 200 km from Las Vegas and is a military base that has uncovered a large number of theories and myths on the subject of alien life and alien conspiracy theories since the 1950s. It is so limited that even though it is talked about globally, its existence has been officially acknowledged only a few times in this decade. There are guided tours to see the area of the desert where it is located but, of course, the entrance to the base is totally prohibited to the unknown persons. At the edge of the base, there are many cameras that monitor every possible angle or that there are sensors on the nearby roads.
3) North Sentinel Island
North Sentinel Island is one of the most dangerous islands of Andaman Islands, a group of islands in the Bay of Bengal in the Indian ocean. This is the home of the Sentinels, an indigenous people who are voluntarily isolated, and they are often forcibly protected from the outside world and protected from isolation.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands Tribal Protection Act of 1956, prohibits indigenous peoples from visiting the island and travelling within five nautical miles (9.26 km) to prevent the spread of non-immunized diseases. The area is controlled by the Indian Navy.
Nominally, the island belongs to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the southern Andaman administrative district of the Republic of India. In practice, the Indian authorities recognized the islanders’ desire for isolation and limited their role to remote surveillance; They do not prosecute people for killing. The island is a protected area in India. In 2018, in a major effort to boost the tourism industry, the Indian government removed 29 territorial licenses (RAPs) from the regime, including North Sentinel. In November 2018, the government’s Ministry of Home Affairs said the easing of the ban would allow researchers and anthropologists to travel to the Sentinel Islands with prior approval.
The Sentinelians repeatedly attacked the approaching vessels. This led to the deaths of two fishermen in 2006 and John Allen Chow, a U.S. missionary in 2018.
4) The Vatican Apostolic Archives
The Vatican Apostolic Archives, known as the Vatican Secret Archives until October 2019, is the Vatican City Central Archive of all works published by the Holy Father. As the sovereign of the Vatican, the pope, who was in the archives until his death or resignation, will have his own successor. The archive also consists of government documents, correspondence, books of accounts, and many other documents that the church has collected over the centuries. In the 17th century, the secret archive was separated from the Vatican Library by order of Pope Paul V, and scholars had very limited access, and by the end of the 19th century, the archive was closed to outsiders until Pope Leo XIII opened it. More than a thousand researchers now examine some of its documents every year.
5) Lascaux Cave – France
Lascaux cave is located near the village of Montignac in the Dordogne department of southwestern France. There are more than 600 frescoes covering the interior walls and ceilings of the cave. These paintings primarily represent large native animals that correspond to the Upper Paleolithic fossil record of the area. They are the result of generations of effort, and with continuous debate, the age of the paintings is now estimated at 17,000 years. Lascaux cave was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979.
Lascaux cave complex was opened to people on July 14, 1948, and a year after the initial archaeological excavations began. By 1955, carbon dioxide, produced by 1,200 visitors a day, had clearly damaged the paintings of heat, humidity, and other contaminants. As the air conditioning deteriorated, the walls of the fungus and lichen became more and more infected. Because of these reasons, the cave was closed to the public in 1963. the paintings were restored and a daily monitoring system was introduced by the Dordogne Department of southwestern France.
6) Surtsey Island, Iceland
Surtsey is a volcanic island about 32 km off the south coast of Iceland. It is a new island formed by volcanic eruptions from 1963 to 1967. It stands out by providing the world with a natural laboratory that is safe from birth. Surtsey, devoid of human intervention, is producing unique long-term information on the process of plant and animal settlements in new lands. From the beginning of the island, scientists have observed the arrival of seeds, mould, bacteria and fungi brought by ocean currents, the first vascular plant in 1965. End of The first decade, there were 10 species on this island.
By 2004, they were 60 with 75 bryophytes, 71 licenses and 24 fungi. 89 species of birds have been recorded in Surtsey, 57 of which are bred elsewhere in Iceland. The 141-hectare island is also home to 335 species of invertebrates and Fungi, Bacteria, Mold.
Surtsey is a new island formed by the 1963-67 volcanic eruption. It is legally protected from birth and provides the world with a truly natural laboratory. Surtsey is prohibited from human intervention and activities to protect the plants and animals biodiversity of this volcanic island.
7) Poveglia – Italy
Poveglia is a small island in the Venetian Lagoon in northern Italy between Venice and Lido. A small canal divides the island into two parts. In 421 the island first appears in the first historical record, and in 1379 the inhabitants were crowded until they fled the war. For more than 100 years, the island has been used as a quarantine centre for epidemics and other illnesses. Later on, it has used as a mental hospital. Because of this, the island is often seen in mystical shows. The mental hospital was closed in 1968 and the island has been empty ever since. Visits to the island are totally prohibited, but various books and articles report on the visits of writers and photographers. One of the two described it as a place of “peace and tranquillity.”
8) Fort Knox – USA
Fort Knox, USA. It is a U.S. military base in the state of Kentucky. Its gold reserves have been officially stored in the United States and other parts of the world since 1937 when it was handed over to the United States. The exact size of the storage is unknown, as they are not created. Auditing since the late 1950s. Gold is in an underground deposit and many checks are required to access it. In addition, the gate is protected by a steel door that weighs 23 tons. No one knows the full password that will allow access to the security camera mentioned above. It’s a team of officers, and everyone knows only part of the key. As if all that were not enough, there is an army camp near Fort Knox, with about twelve thousand permanent troops.
9) The ghost town of Famagusta
Varosha is an abandoned southern border of the city of Famagusta in Cyprus. Prior to 1974, it was the city’s modern tourist area. During the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, its inhabitants fled and the city of Famagusta came under Turkish rule and was later abandoned. By 2021, the quarter was uninhabited; Buildings are dilapidated and in some cases, their contents have been looted over the past years. Some streets have covered with trees and The quarter is generally described as a silent ghost town. Access is partially open to the public.
10) Svalbard Norway Global Seed Vault
The reservoir is located near Longyearbyen, the capital of the Svalbard Islands. It is designed to store seed samples from around the world for use as emergency resources in the event of a global disaster. It has the potential to store more than four million samples made from 500 seeds. In addition to the limitations, it is a place you can never reach: it is set up on a hill, accessible by a commercial plane from the north, and has a challenging climate.