February 7, 2023

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These 7 Ghost Towns Will Haunt You

Scenes of battles, abandoned industries and even reports of ghosts piqued people’s curiosity. Whatever the reason, it’s scary to imagine a place that was once populated now empty of noise, shops and no sign of movement. If the demand for these destinations continues to grow, a new tourism segment will emerge among the tourism options in those countries.

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Discover the most interesting ghost towns

Kayagai (Turkey)

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Greeks and Turks lived in the city in 1920, but the war between these two peoples resulted in ruins. There are still 500 houses and two empty Orthodox churches that can be attended Tourists Guided.

Centralia (USA)

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Photo: AdeyPhoto/Shutterstock

Centralia is located in Pennsylvania and was developed in 1875, reaching a population density of 5,000 by 1960. When they set fires to burn the garbage, it was full of coal and the soil overheated, forcing people to leave. The terrifying scene inspired the production of the game and a movie titled “Silent Hill”.

Varosha (Cyprus)

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Photo: Jose Hernandez Camera 51/Shutterstock

The neighborhood belongs to Famagusta and was a bustling tourist center in the 70s, but the Turkish invasion forced people to leave. Waterfront hotels are still attracting attention, but unfortunately nothing works.

Pyramiden (Norway)

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Photo: xamnesiacx84/Shutterstock

A part of Norway that belonged to Russia and was vacated after the end of the Soviet Union. The point was identified by the phrase “Peace to the World” in Russian engraved on the coal stone. Not environmentally friendly, referring to the ongoing conflicts between the Russians and Ukrainians.

Hashima Island (Japan)

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Photo: Crossflowerhead/Shutterstock

Nagasaki Island was active from 1887 to 1974 and was an important military base for mining. Coal🇧🇷 Although empty, curious people still visit space and try to describe the activities that took place there.

Colemanskop (Namibia)

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Photo courtesy of Nick Fox/Shutterstock

In 1908, the Germans decided to build Kolmanskop to mine for diamonds, which was abandoned after the deposits were exhausted. The most impressive thing is that the constructions were covered with sand.

Pompeii (Italy)

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Photo: Darryl Brooks/Shutterstock

In 70 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed the city. One of the most terrifying figures is the image of panicked people.

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