While others make lists like ‘15 places to visit before you die’ or ’10 awesome places to release your inner adventurer ’ we present to you ’15 Places you aren’t allowed to visit’. They are ultra secretive or downright scary, so take a good look now because the chance to visit some of them is zero.
#15 Club 33
Disneyland is a place where every kid dreams of going some day. If you are parent on the other side that means long lines for the rides, over priced souvenirs and thousands of screaming children. Most of the visitors there probably never heard of Club 33, the only magical place grown ups need. You wonder what is so special about it? Well, Club 33 is the only place in Disneyland that sells alcohol. Whats more magic than that? The place where Walt Disney hosted important people is available if you manage to get on the 14- year waiting list and pay $40 000 for membership. Happines doesn’t come cheap.
#14 Queen’s bedroom
No visit to London is ever complete without a visit to the biggest tourist attraction known as the Buckingham Palace. The Queen’s official residence has 240 bedrooms, however the most important of them all- The Queens Bedroom was part of the so- called Michael Fagan incident. In 1982, this man entered the Queen’s bedrom and sat on the edge of her bed while she was asleep and woke her up so he can talk with her about his problems. Later Her Majesty left the room to call security and Michael asked for some cigarettes from the staff to compliment the whiskey he had stolen earlier from the palace. What nerve! Turns out that he was ‘high on magic mushrooms’ which is logical because no man in his right mind would ever think of doing such a preposterous thing. Thanks to Mr. Fagan now we know that the security sucks big time.
#13 Air Force One
A wise man once said: ‘It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey’. Inspired by this quote we decided to include the official plane of the President of the United States of America. The flying White House is definitely the best way to travel in style. Designed to withstand air attacks with communication system that can’t be stopped even with a nuclear blast, Air Force One has unlimited range and doesn’t need to stop to refuel. Every detail about the plane is top secret and not even important politicians are allowed to take a sneak peek.
Surtsey is a volcanic island formed in 1967 and located near Iceland. The only people allowed there are scientists who make sure there is a natural ecological succession without human influence.
#11 North Sentinel Island
There are so many beautiful, tropical islands worth visiting, but this is not one of them. You ask why? Well, trying to visit the North Sentinel Island in the Bay of Bengal can literally cost you your life. The indigenous people who live there have a very strict ‘No visitors allowed’ policy and I can’t blame them. Who wants to share this beauty with noisy tourists taking obnoxious selfies by the beach.
#10 Woomera Prohibited Area
If you are visiting Australia it’s good to know that there is only one place you are not allowed to enter. The reasons are legitimate and logical. Woomera is a weapons testing range operated by the Australian Air Force. It is also a place for rocket launches, atomic- bomb trials and experimental programs. If you are still not convinced let me tell you that the area is practically a minefield. A place where you have 95% chance of getting your legs blown off is obviously not a place to spend your vacation.
#9 Lascaux Caves
If you paid attention in history class, than you probably recognize this photo. Lascaux Caves in France are famous for its Paleolitic paintings estimated to be 17,300 years old. The caves were closed to the public in 1963 because any human presence is potentially destructive to this amazing archeological findings. If you want to learn more you can always watch a documentary.
Mezhgorye is part of the Republic of Bashkortosan in Russia. This town is closed to the public because the people who live there work on some highly- classified and ultra secretive nuclear program. I think North Korea has some serious competition right here.
#7 White’s Gentleman’s Club
On 37 Saint James’s Street in London you can find White’s Gentleman Club, the place where Prince Charles had his bachelor party before his wedding to Princess Diana. Needless to say, all members of the club are either royals or influential politicians and the waitlist is awfully long. Gambling is one of the main activities here and the club’s betting book abounds with expensive and odd bets. In the early 19th century a fabulously rich Lord bet another peer £ 200 000 that one raindrop will beat the other on the way to the bottom of the front window. Why bet on horse races when you have raindrops?
Poveglia is a very small island located near Venice in Northern Italy. While Venice has romance, culture and immense beauty, Poveglia has plaque, war and violent history. In 1348 during the Bubonic Plague, Venice exiled its citizens to Poveglia were they were burned alive. The same horrifying thing happened again in 1630 when the Black Death arrived. Until 1922 the island was used as quarantine and later some of its buildings were turned into a mental institution. Today, Poveglia is closed to tourists and locals and many belive its haunted.
#5 Bohemian Grove, California, USA
Founded in 1872, Bohemian grove is the most exclusive private club in the world . Around 1500 members, all super rich, meet for two weeks each July in the deep forests of San Francisco completely protected by armed guards and helicopters. From wild homosexual orgies to ritual murders and cult worshipers the public can only speculate on what is happening there. This club has a very strict all-males policy and even the Queen Elizabeth who showed up in 1983 couldn’t become a member. Former President Richard Nixon once said that anyone can be President of the United States, but very few can ever have any hope of becoming president od Bohemian Groove. If this doesn’t speak highly of the club I don’t know what would.
#4 Snake Island
Remember this name fellas because even in your wildest dreams you don’t want to end on this island. Ilha de Queimada Grande is the deadliest island in Brazil and most likely the world. This place is ruled by over 4000 snakes, all of which highly venomous. The Golden lancehead is without doubt the rightful Queen of Snake Island. This Viper has a venom so strong that it can melt human flesh. So when in Brazil, stick to safe activities, you know, like dancing samba on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.
#3 Ise Grand Shrine
Ise Grand Shine is Japan’s most sacred Shrine, and the spiritual home of the Shinto religion. Dating from the 3rd century, the complex consisting of 125 shrines is divided in two groups: inner shrine and outer shrine. While the outer shrine is visited by over six million tourists every year, the inner shrine is reserved for few carefully selected priests, members of the imperial family. The inner shrine is home of the sacred mirror. It is believed that the mirror was given to the first Japanese emperor by the sun goddess herself.
#2 Room 39
By now you’ve probably wondered where is North Korea because no list of this kind would be complete without her. The country itself was closed for visitors until recent years when they made the visa procedure slightly easier than finding Nemo. However Room 39 is like the Fountain of Power for Kim Jong. Here you have plenty of illegal operations ranging from drug production to counterfeiting 100 dollar bills, insurance frauds and whatever it takes to make sure North Korea stays on top of her Nuclear game.
#1 Area 51
Area 51 is so enigmatic that it should be on another list all by herself. Civilians don’t have the slightest idea what’s happening there, but that didn’t stop them from having wild speculations. I think ‘What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’ should be changed to ‘What happens in Area 51 stays in Area 51’ because it’s more accurate.
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