10 places on the planet where you will not be allowed

Whatever the curious traveler you are, you will not be allowed back.

In this issue you will find a list of ten places to which access is ordered simple tourists. Located in different parts of the world and closed to due to a variety of reasons, these places range from the sinister to the mythical islands of underground utilities, but they all share an air of mystery, they are enveloped.

10 places on the planet where you will not be allowed

Lascaux Caves

The complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. The age of these paintings 17300 years. They consist mainly of large animals images, most of whom lived in the area during the Paleolithic.

Whatever the curious traveler you are, you will not be allowed back. The caves were closed to the public in 1963, as in recent years, are at risk of unexplained, and only partially controlled, fungal invasions. Any human presence in the caves is considered potentially damaging. As a rule, there comes a guard time to a few minutes per week.

Island Povegliya

A small island located between Venice and Lido in the Venetian lagoon in the north of Italy. For centuries, Povegliya was a refuge, a place of exile, and a dumping ground for disease and death.

In 1348 the bubonic plague overtook Venice, and like so many other small islands Povegliya became a quarantine colony. Fearing the rampant spread of the disease, Venice exiled to many people with symptoms of the disease. In the center of the island of the dead and dying were burned on huge pyres. These fires were resumed again in 1630, when the Black Death swept through the city again. In the 20th century, the island was again used as a quarantine station, but in 1922, the existing buildings were converted into a hospital for the mentally ill. This lasted until 1968, until the hospital is not closed, and the island became inhabited again. The island is famous for the legends of ghosts - the plague victims, as well as a crazy doctor psychiatric hospital, who allegedly tortured patients.

Today the island is closed to locals and tourists alike. In recent years, the Italian construction crews tried to restore the old hospital building, but suddenly stopped without any reason.

The Secret Vatican Archives

Secret Archives, located at the Vatican, is the central repository for all actions, proclaimed by the Holy See. Entrance to the building is adjacent to the Archives of the Vatican Library from Piazza St. Peter. The archives also contain the state papers, correspondence, papal account books and many other documents that the church has accumulated over the centuries. In the 17th century, under the orders of Pope Paul the V, the secret archives were separated from the Vatican library, where scientists have very limited access, and remained absolutely closed to outsiders until 1881, when Pope Leo XIII opened them to researchers.

Use of the word "secret" in the name of "Vatican Secret Archives" does not refer to the current value of privacy. Its value is closer to the word "private", indicating that the files - the personal property of the Pope and do not belong to any particular department of the Roman Curia and the Holy See.

In other words, you can examine any document what you wish, because the archives are not secret despite their name. However, you can not enter the archive. You must apply for a document and provide it to you. The only documents to which you do not get access to those who have not yet turned 75 years old (in order to protect the public and diplomatic information).

Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion

Shrine of Our Lady Mary of Zion is located in Ethiopia. They will not let you in there due to the fact that the church, as claimed, is one of the most important biblical sites, the original Ark of the Covenant, which is believed, came to Ethiopia with Menelik I, after he visited his father King Solomon.

Because of the holiness and the relevance of the ark, only specially elected monk has the privilege to enter the temple, and no one else has the right to even come close.

National Security Education Museum Jiangsu

National Security Education Museum of Jiangsu in China, is home to top-secret documents about the history of the Chinese espionage. It has a range of instruments and devices, dating from 1927, when the espionage department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party was founded and in 1980. There is also a collection of tiny pistols, weapons disguised as lipstick, miniature cameras, hidden bugs and other spy tools.

If you are not a citizen of China, the way you go is closed, due to the fact that the Chinese do not want to spy on the information was exposed to foreigners. But it is forbidden to photograph everything, even the citizens of the republic.

Exotic Hawaiian island of Niihau

Niihau is the seventh largest island in the population of Hawaii. The island does not have paved roads. There are no shops, no restaurants, no electricity or running water. On the island of Niihau is the only school in Hawaii, and perhaps the only one in the country, which relies entirely on solar power to convert it into electricity. Elizabeth Sinclair bought Niihau in 1864 in the Kingdom of Hawaii and passed to their offspring - the Robinson family. In 1915, the grandson of Sinclair, Aubrey Robinson, closed the island to most visitors in order to preserve its indigenous culture and wildlife. Even the relatives of the residents could visit Niihau only by special permission.

Today, the island is generally forbidden to all but the family owners of the island, the local people, the American navy personnel, government officials and invited guests. There are very few helicopter tours to the island, so you can wander along one of the beaches, but introduced to the local people is strictly forbidden. Thus Niihau earned the nickname "The Forbidden Island".

Pine Gap

Pine Gap (Pine gap) - the name of the area allocated for satellite tracking station. It is located approximately 18 km south-west of Alice Springs in central Australia, and is managed by Australia and the United States.

This is a large computer system with 14 radome protecting the antenna. At the station, it works with more than 800 employees.

Location is strategically significant because it operates America's spy satellites, which are located over a third of the world, including in China itself, the regions of Russia, and the oil fields of the Middle East. Central Australia was chosen because it is too remote for the spy-ships passing in international waters to intercept the signal. Of course, in the Pine Gap you will not be allowed.

Nuclear Research Center Negev

Nuclear Research Center Negev is an Israeli nuclear installation located in the Negev desert, about thirteen kilometers to the southeast of the city of Dimona, Israel. Its construction began in 1958 with the help of the French, under the Protocol Sèvres agreements. Information about the object is very classified. But in 1986, Mordechai Venunu, a former technician, fled to the United Kingdom and the media has shown some evidence of Israel's nuclear program and explained the purpose of each building, also featuring a top-secret underground facility under installation.

In January 2012, media reports indicated that the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission decided, at least temporarily shut down the reactor research center, considering it a place vulnerable. In October and November 2012, it was reported that Hamas launched missiles on the Negev, but the damage the project was not done.

Of course, the air space over it is closed to all aircraft. the necessary measures are also carried out to prevent unauthorized entry, so the area around the object is strictly protected.

Ise Grand Shrine

His Holiness and the most important temple in Japan. It consists of two main shrines and approximately 125 additional shrines.

Shrine - one of the holiest and most important Shinto places. Access to it is severely restricted; the only person who can enter is the priest or priestess who must be a member of the Japanese imperial family. The general public is allowed to see no more than the thatched roofs of the central structures that are hidden behind the four high wooden fences.


Alleged secret underground metro system in Russia. The system supposedly was built, or at least begun, during the time of Joseph Stalin and codenamed D-6 by the KGB. Presumably Metro-2 is still controlled by the Main Directorate of Special Programs and the Defense Ministry. The length of Metro-2 is rumored to exceed the length of the public Metro. He alleged there are four lines, which are at a depth of 50-200 m underground. Metro connects the Kremlin chief of the FSB headquarters, the government airport Vnukovo-2, district Ramenky and other places of national importance.

In 1994, the leader of the city group diggers claimed to have found the entrance to the underground system. Unfortunately, all available information is speculative and not confirmed by any documents videos or photos. But there are also people who say that they helped build Metro-2, and urban spelunkers claim to be "seen" Metro-2, but there is no clear evidence. But, even if there is a Metro-2, you will not be allowed to get too.