Expedition of Abandoned Cities:

Derelict or abundance is a term referred to an object or a place, which once used to bloom with the happiness and lively hood, but with the impact of one twisted collision of fate, it turns into the barn land of unexpressed sorrow. Around the globe numerous abandoned cities present, which once used to be the residence of hundreds of folks and generations of heritage, but now these abandoned cities have become the mere place of amusement. The abandoned cities where only tourists and movie makers visit in search of scarcity. So, my lovely travel junkies, if you are seeking for one abandoned city to discover this time, then we have some memorable suggestions for you guys!

#1. Oradour-sur-Glane – France

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A small village of France named Oradour-Sur-Glane witnessed the bone-chilling massacre on 10th June 1944 during the terrifying time of World War- II. When villagers of the Oradour-Sur-Glane village were mass murdered due to their French Resistance. Nazi Waffen SS detachment rounded up and murdered 642 of its residents. He burned most of their houses to the ground.

The village was burnt down and the very essence of human existence was destroyed. Later after the war new Oradour-Sur-Glane was established nearby. Although the French President Charles de Gaulle preserved the remnants of old burnt out village as the untouched memory of victims. So, the old tarnished village is now converted into a museum.

#2. Varosha – Cyprus

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Varosha beaches were the attraction of tourism and stardom in the early 1970s. The lively beaches of Varosha, a small place in Cyprus used to be the hometown of numerous big stars, like Elizabeth Taylor and Brigitte Bardot. The high-class beach hotels were like the second home of powerful business moguls. But, all this crumbles down in 1974, when Turkey invaded the beach town Varosha. Varosha’s 15,000 residents fled the city in terror, leaving their valuables and livelihoods behind.

Right now, those glamorous beach hotels have turned into haunted houses to place them into the top 5 list of abandoned cities. Where old trees and run down cars can be seen. To relocate these abandoned hotels around $12 million dollars are required. Although at present the haunted Varosha is the true salvation of adventure seekers.

#3. Pripyat – Ukraine

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This city of Ukraine lost its glory on April 26, 1986. An extensive explosion took place in the reactor number four at the Soviet nuclear power plant at Chernobyl. The explosion was so impactful that the remnants of explosion covered the whole sky of Pripyat. It took authorities 36 hours before the town’s 49,000 residents were evacuated. Some unlucky ones suffered from tormenting diseases.

Now one perfectly civilized town is the residence of wild animals, who freely roams around the Pripyat. After the three decades of accident impact of the explosion is reduced, but it is nowhere near ready for civilization. But, this down is one ebonic reminder of human errors and anyone can visit it under the strict supervision of scientists.

#4. Kowloon Walled City – Hong Kong

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A Kowloon Walled City was located on the outskirts of Hong Kong during the British rule. The city was established to check the pirate invasion. It was occupied by Japan during World War II and subsequently taken over by squatters after Japan’s surrender. The city has very bad fate as China and Britain both don’t want it. So the whole city became lawless.

The illegal construction and unethical business practices tarnish the whole city, and it became one nuance. So, with the mutual understanding, both China and British authorities demolished this down in 1993. But, still, the pieces of reckless town are present and attracting tourism.

#5. Wittenoom – Australia

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In The adventurous continent of Australia exists this desolated town, Wittenoom. The mining town, home of 20000 people suddenly barns after the health risks of asbestos became clear in the 60s. The people evacuated the whole city as 1,000 residents died of asbestos-related illnesses and right now only 8 people live in the whole city. The city is littered with the blue fibers of asbestos and that makes it a great attraction for the travelers.

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