20 abandoned places in the world

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Mirny Mine is a former open pit diamond mine located in Mirny, Eastern Siberia, Russia


Villa Epecuén was a tourist village located in the Buenos Aires Province of Argentina

Villa Epecuén

El Hotel del Salto in Colombia

El Hotel del Salto in Colombia

The abandoned flats in Keelung, Taiwan

Keelung Taiwan

House of the Bulgarian Communist Party

House of the Bulgarian Communist Party

Abandoned mill in Sorrento, Italy


Craco is an abandoned comune and medieval village in Italy


Abandoned train depot in Czestochowa-Poland


Spree Park, Berlin, Germany

Spree Park, Berlin, Germany

Gulliver’s Travels Park, Kawaguchi, Japan

Gulliver's Travels Park, Kawaguchi, Japan

Dadipark Dadizel, Belgium

Dadipark Dadizel, Belgium

Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay

Pripyat, Ukraine

Pripyat, Ukraine

Christ of the Abyss at San Fruttuoso, Italy

Christ of the Abyss at San Fruttuoso, Italy

Hashima Island, Japan

Hashima Island

Château Miranda or Château de Noisy, Celles, Belgium

Château Miranda or Château de Noisy, Celles, Belgium

Kasteel van Mesen, Lede, Belgium

Kasteel van Mesen, Lede, Belgium

Nara Dreamland in Japan

Nara Dreamland in Japan

The Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea

The Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea

City Hall Subway Station, NYC

City Hall Subway Station, NYC

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37 Responses to 20 abandoned places in the world

  1. elizabeth says:

    The Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea is no longer abandoned actually. They picked up the project and intend to possibly make an official opening next year!

  2. kenny f powers says:

    even more amazing is how the photo turned into a political diatribe

  3. Linda T Gonzalez says:

    The NYC subway station looks lovely; why was it closed?

    • Russ says:

      Because the stop opens up into the basement of city hall, obvious security issues restricts any commuter from walking in – the stop was retired. You can however still go there on a tour. Or you can take the local 6 train downtown to the last stop “Brooklyn Bridge” – stay on the train when the doors open and wait for them to close. Once they close the doors and the train starts moving, getup and look out of train window. City Hall is the next stop.

      • KG2V says:

        Actually City Hall station was NOT closed for security reasons. Back when that line was designed, the IRT ran 4 car trains, and the platform can only FIT 4 cars, and at that, has large “gaps”. As it is only a block or 2 from the Brooklyn Bridge stop, rather than do what they did/do at South St on the 1, they closed the station. The security issue is they WERE going to glass in the tracks, and open a branch of the transit museum there, and that was nixed post 9/11

    • Mike says:

      Because the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles moved in.

    • brasimetal says:

      because the curve was too dangerous

  4. Carter says:

    I can see why El Hotel del Salto in Colombia is Abandoned. It looks like it is going to fall off a cliff

  5. Carter says:

    El Hotel del Salto in Colombia looks like it is going to tip over i can see why its abandoned.

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  7. sammy Slapskibergarelli says:

    The Hotel Del Salto has a very disturbing past as it was long used by a local drug cartel as a headquarters and private prison. The Cartel tortured and murdered many people in this location. The locals avoid it and claim it’s haunted by the many tortured souls that are trapped there. if you are in the area you can simply explore it with no worries about anyone caring or asking questions.

    • Colombian truth says:

      The hotel el salto doesn´t have a drug related horrible history. The hotel is abandoned because of the contamination of the river, the smell and the air makes it impossible to breath without hurting your lungs, your nose and your whole body! that´s it…

      • Atsuraelu says:

        Not only does it have no horrible drug related history, it’s not even abandoned anymore. It’s a museum now…

        Was rumored to be haute, though.

    • jimmyjohnjunior says:

      Haha. I have a funny name…. so do you!!! Hahaha!

  8. Dylan Jeffers says:

    nara zombie land in japan

  9. dylan jeffers says:

    Nara Zombieland in Japan

  10. Emmy says:

    Curious about Nara Dreamland. Looks like it could’ve been fun.
    El Hotel Del Salto seems like it’d be cool to visit, especially considering its past!

  11. Joni says:

    The last house on Holland Island in Chesapeake Bay collapsed in 2010, according to a Washington Post article.

  12. Make Money Onlin says:

    Most of the pictures with the abandoned buildings look extremely haunted

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  14. John Robinson says:

    These places are FASCINATING! I have never seen any of them. All I kept thinking is that almost all of them would make good sets for a scary movie, especially that hotel in Colombia. (Maybe some of them HAVE been used.)

  15. just sayin' says:

    spree park in berlin germany had a cameo in the movie
    “hannah” with cate blanchett

  16. george adamchik says:

    i would like to own such places in Belgium or Italy, for artist studio thanks George.

  17. Gollum Brandybuck says:

    Did anyone else notice that the train depot is the map Pipeline from CoD 4?

  18. abbey says:

    20 places i’d never want to be left alone in.

  19. jaycee van rooyen says:

    What I find amazing is that some of these places would provide “accommodation” for squatters but are empty.

  20. Yousuf Khan says:

    Very beautiful images and also Good knowledge Thanks for Share with us :)

  21. jaison says:

    they look like haunted places but dream places to visit thanks for share friend

  22. Queenie says:

    thats pretty damn amazing, need to get out more!

  23. Jens says:

    The ‘kasteel van Mesen’ is actually a few kilometres away from where I live. In 2010 it was partially demolished and last month the city counsil has decided to demolish the rest of the building. It’s a shame to see such a beautiful building disappear.

    Video of the demolition:

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