8 Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World

8 Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World

As they say if they left you hanging, leave them guessing. Well, in this article, we have a little different approach to that. They left these 8 Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World hanging, now they left them guessing and more guesting. Discover these abandoned architecture turned into top destinations.

1. Maunsell Sea Forts
8 Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World-Maunsell Sea Forts

Located offshore on the Thames estuary, these forts were created to protect Kent, England from a German attack during the World War II. Afterwards, they were decommissioned in 1950, briefly served as radio stations for pirates, and are now abandoned completely.

2. Craco
8 Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World-Craco

The ghost town in Italy which was abandoned due to natural disasters. On a positive note, the abandoned town, despite being in existence since 540, had become a popular tourist attraction and once had been set for movies like The Passion of Christ

3. Częstochowa Train Depot
8 Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World-Częstochowa Train Depot

Czestochowa station in Poland was once a bustling train station that helped connect the Warsaw and Vienna railway to the rest of Europe. The city has now built a number of new stations though, meaning the old train depot has been left abandoned. It may no longer vibrate to the sound of passing trains but we still think there’s a real beauty to this overgrown train graveyard.

4. Michigan Central Station
8 Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World-Michigan Central Station

Another rail depot is part of our list. In Detroit, Michigan this was once the main intercity passenger rail station of the city. Tourists had even said this was really a heartbreak for such an amazing piece of architecture and history is just rotting there, unappreciated and completely abandoned. I second that notion.

5. Angkor Wat
8 Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World-Angkor Wat

The temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world and one of the largest archaeological sites in operation in the world. Tourism represents an enormous economic potential but it can also generate irreparable destructions of the tangible as well as intangible cultural heritage protected by UNESCO.

6. House of the Bulgarian Communist Party
8 Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World-House of the Bulgarian Communist Party

Crumbling away in central Bulgaria, it has lain in a state of neglect for over 20 years. The structure is one of a number of huge communist structures that many believe, if restored, could attract Western tourists in their droves.

7. Wonderland Amusement Park
8 Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World-Wonderland Amusement Park

What was supposed to be China’s Disney was halted when money ran out. The abandoned and never completed amusement park is located in Chenzhuang Village. Construction was abandoned in 1998 after a dispute over land prices. Workers have now however begun to demolish the abandoned buildings.

8. El Hotel del Salto
8 Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World-El Hotel del Salto

This major tourist attraction in Colombia where thousands of tourist visit the area to admire the 515-foot tall waterfall and the surrounding nature. The abandoned hotel was opened in 1928 to welcome wealthy travelers visiting the Tequendama Falls area. Situated just opposite to the waterfall and on the edge of the cliff, it provided a breathtaking view to its guests. During the next decades though, Bogotá river was contaminated and tourists gradually lost their interest with the area.

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