Top 10 Most Dangerous Places To Visit
At number 10, The Korean Demilitarized zone
One might think that a demilitarized zone would be a safe place to go, but it's otherwise. The word “demilitarized” is
a bit misleading since it refers to a stretch of land between the borders of North Korea and South Korea, which could
also be called a no-man’s-land.
Within the 250-kilometer stretch of land, which is approximately 4 kilometers wide, there exists the largest
accumulation of antipersonnel land mines on the planet.
At number 9, Anthrax Islands,
It refer to three sites used for hazardous biological disease testing.
Gruinard, a Scottish island in the United Kingdom used in World War II
Vozrozhdeniya, an island in the Aral Sea used by the Soviet Union in the Cold War
Plum Island (New York), an island off Long Island, New York in the United States, the location of a testing lab for
hazardous livestock diseases.
At number 8, Picher, Oklahoma
Picher is a ghost town and former city in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, United States. More than a century of unrestricted
subsurface excavation dangerously undermined most of Picher's town buildings and left giant piles of toxic metal-
contaminated mine tailings heaped throughout the area. It's a no man landzone now.
At number 7, Gilman, Colorado
Gilman is an abandoned mining town in southeastern Eagle County, Colorado, United States.
Once a center of lead and zinc mining, was abandoned in 1984 by order of the Environmental Protection Agency because
of toxic pollutants, including contamination of the ground water. Humans are prohibited.
At number 6, Bikini Atoll
known for the nuclear testing the United States conducted on it during the 1940s and 1950s, in which the indigenous
population were removed. Left the islands contaminated with enough radioactivity to keep away humans.
At number 5, Wittenoom, Australia
Wittenoom is a ghost town 1,106 kilometres (687 mi) north-north-east of Perth of Western Australia. The town was shut
down in 1966 due to unprofitability and growing health concerns from asbestos mining in the area. Today, three
residents still live in the town as of 2018, which receives no government services.
At number 4, Centralia, Pennsylvania
Centralia is a borough and near-ghost town in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. Its population has
dwindled from more than 1,000 residents in 1980 to 63 by 1990, to only seven in 2013, a result of the coal mine fire
which has been burning beneath the borough since 1962. The underground fire is still burning as of 2018 and may
continue to do so for 250 years.
At number 3, Aral Sea
The Aral Sea was once a large lake between the borders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. But thanks to global climate
change, the lake is ostensibly gone. The sea began shrinking, due to a Soviet plan in the 1960s, to reroute several of
the rivers feeding it. But most of the water, has evaporated, thanks to the increase in global temperatures.
called as “one of the planet’s worst environmental disasters. Now the eastern basin of the Aral Sea is now known as
the Aralkum Desert !
At Number 2, Fukushima Exclusion Zone, Japan
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was an energy accident at the Nuclear Power Plant, initiated primarily by the
tsunami following the Tōhoku earthquake on 11 March 2011. Immediately after the tsunami disabled the emergency
generators that would have provided power to control and operate the pumps necessary to cool the reactors. The
insufficient cooling led to three nuclear meltdowns, hydrogen-air explosions, and the release of radioactive material.
Investigations showed the man-made nature of the catastrophe and its roots in regulatory capture.
Due to all the contamination, the area within 20 kilometers exclusion zone is currently off-limits.
At number 1, Chernobyl Zone Of Alienation, Ukraine
The worst nuclear disasters of all time occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant explosion in 1986. Since the
accident, an exclusion zone has been established extending 30 kilometers in all directions. The nuclear power plant
site clean-up is scheduled for completion in 2065 and the land will not be fully safe for human habitation for many
decades to come.