34 of the Most Amazing and Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World

We humans are always surpassed as an uncertain, roving species due to our nature. Our quest to discover new and old are such characteristics that set us as humans apart from other living beings. The world we live in has gone through many natural disasters that have left behind some abandoned, places, cities and ghost towns which tell us things about the past in a visceral way.

There are many reasons why below towns, cities and places are abandoned.  Pripyat in Ukraine for example is considered to be the worst symbol of human-caused disaster. Some abandoned cities and ghost towns have become time capsules and are almost untouched since the departure of their last residents years ago. Ghost towns in the American West are popular tourist attractions while others are abandoned or simply forgotten.  

Below we’ve put together a list of some of the most amazing, beautiful and creepy abandoned places exist in our modern world.

Abandoned mill from 1866 in Sorrento, Italy
Abandoned mill from 1866 in Sorrento, Italy

15th century monastery in the Black Forest in Germany
15th century monastery in the Black Forest in Germany

 El Hotel del Salto in Colombia
El Hotel del Salto in Colombia

Lawndale Theater in Chicago
Lawndale Theater in Chicago

1984 Winter Olympics bobsleigh track in Sarajevo
1984 Winter Olympics bobsleigh track in Sarajevo

Abandoned city of Keelung, Taiwan
Abandoned city of Keelung, Taiwan

Abandoned distillery in Barbados
Abandoned distillery in Barbados

Abandoned dome houses in Southwest Florida
Abandoned dome houses in Southwest Florida

Angkor Wat in Cambodia
Angkor Wat in Cambodia

Balaklava, Ukraine
Balaklava, Ukraine

Battleship Island, Japan
Battleship Island, Japan

 Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England
Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England

Częstochowa, Poland's abandoned train depot
Częstochowa, Poland's abandoned train depot

 Eastern State Penitentiary, USA
Eastern State Penitentiary, Usa

 Fishing hut on a lake in Germany
Fishing hut on a lake in Germany

Gulliver’S Kingdom, Japan
Gulliver’S Kingdom, Japan

Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay
Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay

House of the Bulgarian Communist Party
House of the Bulgarian Communist Party

Sunken yacht in Antarctica
Sunken yacht in Antarctica

Kalavantin Durg near Panvel, India
Kalavantin Durg near Panvel, India

Kalyazin, Russia
Kalyazin, Russia

Kolmanskop in the Namib Desert
Kolmanskop in the Namib Desert

Lee Plaza Hotel, USA
Lee Plaza Hotel, Usa

No Man’S Land Fort, The Solent
No Man’S Land Fort, The Solent

North Brother Island near New York City, New York
North Brother Island near New York City, New York

 Presidio Modelo, Cuba
Presidio Modelo, Cuba

Pripyat, Ukraine
Pripyat, Ukraine

Russian military rocket factory
Russian military rocket factory

 The Kerry Way walking path between Sneem and Kenmare in Ireland
The Kerry Way walking path between Sneem and Kenmare in Ireland

The Maunsell Sea Forts in England
The Maunsell Sea Forts in England

The Tunnel of Love in Ukraine
The Tunnel of Love in Ukraine

The abandoned Wonderland Amusement Park outside Beijing, China
The abandoned Wonderland Amusement Park outside Beijing, China

The remains of the SS Ayrfield in Homebush Bay, Australia
The remains of the SS Ayrfield in Homebush Bay, Australia

Winchester Mystery House, California
Winchester Mystery House, California

    Images via: imgur

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