In spite of globalization, technology, and advances in transportation, there are still places in the world you simply can't visit.
While some of us are fixated on space exploration and colonizing Mars, the truth is that some parts of our planet are still practically untouched or have even been forgotten.
Below is a list of 4 fascinating places that are totally forbidden to visit.
Snake Island, Brazil
About 93 miles off the coast of Sao Paulo, Brazil is Ilha da Queimada Granda, also known as Snake Island. To what does it owe this title? Researchers estimate there are between one and five snakes here per 10 square feet.
The snakes, specifically golden lanceheads, are known for their poison, which literally disintegrates flesh around their bites. So, maybe it’s not such a bad thing that you’re not allowed to visit Snake Island.
Surtsey Island, Iceland
Surtsey is a small island situated in an archipelago on the south coast of Iceland. It was created as a consequence of a volcanic explosion that continued for four years. Surtsey is also known globally for being the newest island on the globe. Right now, it only allows a few scientists and geologists to enter its premises. This forbidden place in the world is totally banned to grant entry for tourists.
Ise Grand Shrine, Japan
Visitors hoping to get inside the Ise Grand Shrine in Japan will have to think again, as authorities won’t even let you see the building.
The shrine is dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu and is considered one of the holiest places in Japan.
Only the chief priest or priestess of the shrine, who must be a member of the Imperial Family, is allowed to enter the sacred site.
Area 51 - USA
Situated in Nevada, this is probably one of the most secretive places in the world. A military base, what this place is actually used for nobody knows. But the speculations range from medical experiments, experimental aircraft and weaponry to UFO and alien testing.
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