13 Hauntingly Beautiful Places Abandoned by Humans

11 Mar 2014 Nature
13 Hauntingly Beautiful Places Abandoned by Humans

All of these manmade structures were completely abandoned by civilization, many times without reason or after a terrible disaster. They are hauntingly beautiful and remaining standing today. They are completely alone; you’ll be in awe of each and every one.

1.) The House of the Bulgarian Communist Party on Mount Buzludzha, abandoned because the political party lost its grip on the country.
1.) The House of the Bulgarian Communist Party on Mount Buzludzha, abandoned because the political party lost its grip on the country.
Rarely visited, but still imposing.
Rarely visited, but still imposing.
2.) Abandoned wartime Redsands forts still stand in the Thames.
2.) Abandoned wartime Redsands forts still stand in the Thames.
Cut off from humans, a creepy sight in Kent.
Cut off from humans, a creepy sight in Kent.

3.) A Russian rocket factory outside of Moscow.
3.) A Russian rocket factory outside of Moscow.
Rocket remnants are still located inside.
Rocket remnants are still located inside.
4.) The Hotel del Salto in Columbia opened in 1928, but now trees are growing through all of its rooms, making it look haunted.
4.) The Hotel del Salto in Columbia opened in 1928, but now trees are growing through all of its rooms, making it look haunted.
5.) In 1963, earthquakes scared away tourists from medieval village of Craco Basilicata.
5.) In 1963, earthquakes scared away tourists from medieval village of Craco Basilicata.

6.) The flooded Bodiam Castle near Robertsbridge in East Sussex looks romantic, but is completely flooded.
6.) The flooded Bodiam Castle near Robertsbridge in East Sussex looks romantic, but is completely flooded.
7.) The entire town of Pripyat, built for Chernobyl, was abandoned after the incident.
7.) The entire town of Pripyat, built for Chernobyl, was abandoned after the incident.
No one even cleaned up the streets.
No one even cleaned up the streets.
The town is still abandoned.
The town is still abandoned.
8.) The Angkor Wat in Cambodia is a temple completely overrun by nature.
8.) The Angkor Wat in Cambodia is a temple completely overrun by nature.
Tourists flock to this destination to see where nature took over.
Tourists flock to this destination to see where nature took over.
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9.) A lone airplane crash landed in Antartica… and left there.
9.) A lone airplane crash landed in Antartica... and left there.
10.) The Nara Dreamland Park in Japan, shut down in early 2000s.
10.) The Nara Dreamland Park in Japan, shut down in early 2000s.
It was built in the 1960s, but just abandoned.
It was built in the 1960s, but just abandoned.
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The “American Street” in Nara Dreamland.
The "American Street" in Nara Dreamland.
11.) The Wonderland Amusement Park was built in Beijing, China, but didn’t even open.
11.) The Wonderland Amusement Park was built in Beijing, China, but didn't even open.
The unfinished castle towers over rural farmland.
The unfinished castle towers over rural farmland.
12.) A sunken statue of Jesus Christ stands underwater near San Fruttuoso, Italy.
12.) A sunken statue of Jesus Christ stands underwater near San Fruttuoso, Italy.
“Christ of the Abyss.”
"Christ of the Abyss."
13.) A ghost town in Kolmanskop, Namibia is completely covered in sand.
13.) A ghost town in Kolmanskop, Namibia is completely covered in sand.
Civilization left, but nature took over.
Civilization left, but nature took over.
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