However, before you can plan out your itinerary, its good to talk about some precautions. In your travels, you will need a sunscreen, torchlight, batteries, emergency food kit and a list of 20 places of eath you’re NOT allowed to visit. Let’s talk about the last one a bit more, shall we?
North Sentinel Island, India
If you ever decide to visit the Andaman Islands, decide against visiting this place. The North Sentinel Island isn’t known for its amazing picturesque locations and absolutely amazing beaches. You must be wondering why this island made the list; it doesn’t seem to be bad, right? Well, the problem isn’t with the island as much as it is with its natives. These guys are old school, in that they aren’t civilized and that makes them hostile. The Indian government had to completely restrict access to this island due to reported killings of “intruders”. Doesn’t sound so good now, does it?
Area 51, Nevada, USA
How many conspiracy theories have you heard about the famous or rather infamous Area 51? Somewhere in the middle of the Nevada desert lies the seat of the most famous conspiracy theory, that of alien sightings. If you don’t want to believe that, then just believe what the saner heads say – that the area is likely used for the development and testing of aircraft and weapons. However, the fact remains that no one knows what goes on in Area 51. Just know this, that it is a strictly restricted area and if someone unauthorized was to enter it, you’d need to be the man of steel to have a chance at coming back alive.
This island has a rather interesting story and was non-existent before 1963. Due to a volcanic eruption that lasted for 4 years, this island was formed. Except for a few scientists, no one can enter this island. The main goal is to allow the island to form naturally without any interference. So, it is likely that it might be open for visitors in the future.
Snake Island, Brazil
Ilha de Queimada Grande, the Island of Snakes. We think that should be enough to stop you from entering this island, but if you’re a snake enthusiast, can you be stopped? Yes, you can. This island is restricted and for good reason. You wouldn’t be wanting to walk into an island with 2,000-4,000 snakes now, would you? Although, if you still want to visit, we ask that you take the matter up with the Brazilian government.
White’s Gentleman Club, England
High profile people like Prince Charles, Prince Williams, and Tom Stacey are part of this club. Its membership fee is $85,000 a year. It’s clear that if you want to be part of this club, you need to be someone the entire world would know. The only women to ever enter this club is Queen Elizabeth in 1991. What if you were invited to the club and you wanted to have a coke? That would be $20 and that is why this club is St Jame’s Street, London, is on this list. Enough said.
ISE Grand Shrine, Japan
If something has been around since 4 B.C.E (That’s B.C.E!) and is located in Japan, it is likely considered sacred. If it’s scared and you aren’t part of the royal family, (you probably aren’t), you can’t enter it and there ends the discussion. If you’re persistent about it, you will have a chance to meet the Japanese military. You don’t want that.
Svalbard Seed Vault, Norway
Imagine living in a post-apocalyptic world where all vegetation and plant life is dead. The Svalbard Seed Vault was made for such an occasion. With the capacity to house nearly 4.5 million variety of seeds and currently housing 1 million, this place is almost entirely human free. The government made sure of that when they decided to make the entire place fully automated.
Moscow Metro 2, Russia
Metro 2, supposedly used by Stalin, is said to have been linked to the Kremlin, the General Staff Academy, and Vnukovo-2 Airport. Why is it on this list? Well, its existence has yet to be confirmed and if something like this was used by a previous ruler, then for you to find it is next to impossible.
Coco-Cola Vault, Georgia, USA
If you’re one of the leading brands in soft drinks, and your name is Coca-Cola, you must have a secret formula for your drink. Well, Coca-Cola does have a secret formula and it is one of the best-kept secrets out there. Much like plankton never got the secret for the crabby patty, you are never going to know the secret that makes Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola.
Google Data Centres
Data in this day and age is very important. Protecting that data is even more important. You use Google, don’t you? Do you have a Gmail account? Is your data safe? Google works very hard to keep them safe so you don’t have any problems. So, it’s probably a good thing that access to Google Data Centres is restricted for the public.
This cave contains some of the earliest piece of art done by humans. These beautiful paintings depict the life lived back then but this cave is now restricted for entry. The reason is that when these paintings were first explored, the exposure to the environment caused serious damage and the deterioration hasn’t stopped. Only preservationists or scientist are allowed to view the paintings but for only for a limited period of time.
Tomb of Qin Shi Huang, China
The first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang was buried deep inside a hill in Central China. The farthest anyone has dug is until clay statues of the emperor’s army were found. The Chinese government, however, opted against going further and restricted any access to the area, to show respect for ancient rituals. That said, the tomb of the emperor hasn’t yet be found and probably never will.
Vatican Secret Archives, Vatican City
Considered to be among the most forbidden places in the world, the Vatican Secret Archives is said to contain important legal government documents and many other significant documents collected over centuries. The only people allowed to view what’s in the archives are selected scholars. However, even they can’t exercisefreewill and choose whatever they want. So, for us common folk, it’s pretty much impregnable.
Club 33, Disneyworld
Disneyworld has a club? Why yes, it does have a club and if you want to get in, then you’d have to wait 14 years. So, what if somehow managed to get on this list? Its simple really, you just need to pay the initiation fee of $40,000 and then an annual fee of $27,000. What’s that? Is it really hard to get into? Yes, we agree.
Fort Knox, Kentucky
You ever heard someone use the phrase, “It’s easier to get into Fort Knox.” They say that because you aren’t ever getting into Fort Knox. With 30,000 soldiers and attack helicopters guarding the parameter of the place and a 22-ton (22000 kg) blast-proof door guarding the gold vault, you don’t stand a chance.
The Mormon Church Secret Vault, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah
Built 600 feet deep into the Little Cottonwood Canyon and protected by two 9-ton doors, this vault contains 3 millions pages of data on the genealogy and family history of many Americans. This place could even survive a nuclear blast. It is completely restricted to the general public.
Chapel of the Ark of the Covenant, Axum, Ethiopia
This one is pretty interesting. Have you ever heard of the Ark of the Covenant? The place where the 10 commandments were kept? Well apparently they found it and it is currently housed in this Ethiopian Chapel. However, you will never know if this is the truth because not even the Ethiopian president can see it. So, maybe try something else in Ethiopia
Bank of England Vaults, London
The Bank of England Vaults in London cover a huge floor space and had 3 feet long keys to ope, along with a password to get in. These hold the gold reserves of the UK and other countries. 4600 tons of gold whose estimated market value is about £156,000,000,000 can be found here. Only members of the security team or the employees can enter these walls.
The Jiangsu National Security Education Museum, China
This museum is home to all spy tech and is not open to anyone but the Chinese citizens. The apparently have awesome stuff like guns in everyday objects, weapons, and classified documents. So, are you a Chinese citizen? If not, then you aren’t going to get in.
Bohemian Grove, Monte Rio, California
The Bohemian Club hosts a three-weekend camp at Bohemian Grove inviting the most powerful people in the world. Further, this is no normal club – you have to be invited. There are apparently plenty of spook rituals, a lot of drinking, sounds, andsymbols surrounding this society. Which makes this place interesting. There are plenty of theories that suggest that there might be something occult going on or they somehow exert control over the world from where they are. However, this may just be a bunch of rich guys getting wasted. Also, you aren’t invited.
Many places in the list mentioned above are dangerous and come with a risk of death. If you are a thrill seeker, these aren’t the places you should visit. Traveling can be fun but only when it doesn’t have a negative impact on your life. So, stay safe, have fun and stay away from the places on this list.