Some people think that they have explored the complete globe. But they would be amazed to know that there are still various places where no human being has ever set foot.
Looking at the increasing rates of global expansion and technology development, it is impossible to imagine that there is a piece of this planet that remains undiscovered or unexplained. There is a certain comfort in knowing that, even today, there are secrets that still remains behind the bush.
From man-made, protected structures to natural mysteries protected by environmental science, a group of places around the world has been completely forbidden for external travelers.
Many of these places are still draped in complications while staying behind the closed doors. Other places are better understood, however, due to several securities, scientific or government regulations, there is still off-limits.
Know About These Most Restricted Places On Earth
1. The Siberian Sakha Republic
Sakha, also known as Yakutiya or Yakut-Sakha. Yakutiya also spelled Yakutia, a republic at a distance of northeastern Russia, in northeastern Siberia. The Siberian Sakha Republic covers about twenty percent of Russia. The republic features the basins of the great rivers gushing to the Arctic Ocean—the Lena, Yana, Indigirka, and Kolyma. It also includes the New Siberian Islands between the Laptev and East Siberian seas.
A mountainous area is surrounded by extensive plateaus and broken by a river and coastal lowlands. Sakha stretches its boundaries from Central Siberian Plateau on the west to the east side of Kolyma Lowland and from Northern Arctic coast to the Stanovoy Mountains on the south.
2. The Mariana Trench
The Mariana Trench is the planet’s deepest point found in the Pacific Ocean. Occupying its place in the western Pacific east of the Philippines. The trench’s deepest point – the Challenger Deep, which is located about 200 miles (322 kilometers) southwest of the U.S. territory of Guam—is approximately 7 miles (11 kilometers).
3. Gangkhar Puensum
Gangkhar Puensum, meaning “White Peak of the Three Spiritual Brothers”. It’s literal meaning – “Mountain of the Three Siblings.” Located on the Bhutan-Tibet border in Central Asia.
It’s the highest unclimbed mountain in the world, and the 40th highest mountain overall. Surprisingly, as per the local spiritual beliefs, mountaineering is restricted in Bhutan.
The peak had four unsuccessful summit attempts before it was closed to climbing in 1994.
4. Star Mountains
The Star Mountains are an enormous mountain range in Papa New Guinea that stretches all the way from the country’s border with Indonesia to the Hindenburg Range – a neighboring mountain range with a less cool name. It has been declared as one of the wettest places on earth.
5. Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park is located on the western edge of Madagascar. The national park underlines two geological formations: The Great Tsingy and The Little Tsingy. Together with the neighboring, Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve, the National Park is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Tsingys exists as karstic plateaus in which groundwater has hollowed the high uplands, and has excavated caverns and gaps and cracks into the limestone. Due to local conditions, the erosion is formed vertically as well as horizontally.
Despite being, you know, a country, there are large parts of Greenland that are unexplored. In 1999, six new, untouched islands off the coast were discovered. A lot of the inland part of the country is still unoccupied. About 80 percent of the island is wrapped under the ice cap.
7. The Namib Desert
Namib or Portuguese Namibe, a coastal desert which extends for 1,200 miles (1,900 km). Its name is derived from the Nama language, indicating “an area where there is nothing.”
Here, you may want to bring at least one water bottle if you decide to go explore the Namib desert. The region is one of the aridest in the world; gets only two millimeters of rain on average every year.
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8. North Sentinel Island
North Sentinel Island tops this list because, of all these places, it is the one we would most strongly advise against visiting.
The island is home to the Sentinelese, a people who have abandoned, often violently, any contact with the outside world. It has been seen that whosoever tries to enter the isolated Andaman island of North Sentinel, Sentinelese kills them.
9. Surtsey, Iceland
A miniature volcano island, located in the Vestmannaeyjar Archipelago on the southern coast of Iceland, Surtsey is one of the world’s youngest islands. It was naturally shaped in a volcanic eruption that lasted from 1963 to 1967. This island can’t be reached by anyone other than a small group of scientists.
10. Mezhgorye, Russia
This place in Russia where an entire town exists is closed to the public. Mezhgorye, located on the Ural Mountains at about 120 miles from Ufa, the capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan. This mini town is home to a nuclear missile site. About Mezhgorye, the only information is – it’s taken from satellite images.
11. Metro 2, Russia
In ancient times, there were secret tunnels to hide and escape in the palace or just to keep away from daylight. There’s also a secret tunnel in modern-day Russia, named as Metro, This underground system is built parallel to the official underground system in Moscow. The underpass is also known as codename D-6. This place was created under the regime of Stalin to connect significant governmental and administrative institutions.
12. Coca-Cola Vault, Georgia, US
It might not be the most exciting place in the world, but that does not mean it is less preserved. The place is buried under the world of Coca-Cola Museum in Atlanta, Georgia; the famous Coca-Cola Vault has been holding the recipe for one of the most renowned drinks in the world.
13. Dulce Base, New Mexico, US
It has never been certified or confirmed, but the sources claim that the Dulce Base hosts human-animal hybrids, human-alien hybrids, and highly advanced technologies. Having close proximity to Colorado, Dulce is a miniature town with only 2,600 people and hardly any outsiders come to see it.
Visitors are usually afraid of the basis of the presence of huge underground facilities and unbelievable experiments that are said to occur at the base.