10 places in the world where you will not be allowed
1. The Caves Of Lascaux
The complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its cave paintings of the Paleolithic. The age of these figures 17300 years. They consist mainly of images of large animals, most of whom lived in the area during the Paleolithic.
No matter how curious traveler you may be, you will not be allowed back. The caves have been banned to the public in 1963, as in recent years, are threatened by unexplained, and only partially controlled, fungal invasions. Any human presence in the caves is considered potentially destructive. As a rule, there comes one guard once a week for a few minutes.
2. Island Povegliya
A small island located between Venice and Lido in the Venetian lagoon in Northern Italy. For centuries Povegliya was a refuge, a place of exile and a dumping ground for the sick and the dead.
In 1348 the bubonic plague overtook Venice, and like many other small Islands Povegliya became a quarantine colony. Fearing the rampant spread of the disease, Venice dispatched to many citizens with symptoms of the disease. In the center of the island, the dead and dying were burned on giant pyres. These fires were resumed again in 1630 when the Black Death again swept through the city.
In the 20th century the island was again used as a quarantine station, but in 1922 the existing buildings were converted into hospitals for the mentally ill. This continued until 1968 until the hospital is not closed, and the island again became uninhabited.
The island is famous legends about ghosts — victims of the plague, as well as the crazy doctor’s psychiatric hospital, who allegedly tortured the patients.
Today, the island is closed to locals and tourists. In recent years, Italian construction crews attempted to restore the former hospital building, but unexpectedly stopped without reason.
3. Secret archives of the Vatican
Secret archives located in Vatican city, are the Central repository for all actions, declared by the Holy see. The entrance to the Archives building is adjacent to the Vatican library, the Marketplace of St. Peter. The archives contain state papers, correspondence, papal account books and many other documents which the Church has accumulated over the centuries. In the 17th century, according to the order of Pope Paul V, the secret archives were separated from the Vatican library, where scholars had very limited access, and remained absolutely closed to outsiders until 1881, when Pope Leo XIII opened them to researchers.
The use of the word «secret» in the title «Vatican secret archives» does not denote the modern meaning of confidentiality. Its value is closer to the word «private», indicating that the archives are the personal property of the Pope and do not belong to any particular Department of the Roman Curia or the Holy see.
In other words, you can consider any document you wish because the archives are not secret despite their name. However, you will not be able to log in to the archive. You must apply for a document and you provide it.
The only documents to which you have access, those under age 75 years (in order to protect the public and diplomatic information).
4. The Church Of Our Lady Mary Of Zion
The Church of our lady Mary of Zion is in Ethiopia. You will not be allowed there due to the fact that the Church, as claimed, is one of the most important biblical objects, the original Ark of the Covenant, which is believed to have come to Ethiopia with Menelik I, after he visited his father king Solomon.
Because of the Holiness and relevance of the ark, only a specially chosen monk has the privilege to enter the temple, and no one else has the right even to approach.
5. Educational Museum of national security of Jiangsu
Educational Museum of national security of Jiangsu in China is home to top secret documents about the history of Chinese espionage. There are a range of documents and devices, Dating back to 1927, when it was founded by the spy Department of the Central Committee of the Communist party and in 1980. There is also a collection of tiny pistols, guns disguised as lipstick, miniature cameras, hidden listening devices and other spy equipment.
If you are not a Chinese citizen, the way you go is closed, because the Chinese do not want information about spying was exposed to foreigners. But there is forbidden to photograph everything, even the citizens of the Republic.
6. Exotic Hawaiian island of Niihau
Of Niihau is the seventh largest inhabited island among the Hawaiian Islands. This island has no paved roads. There are no shops, no restaurants, no electricity, no running water. On the island of Niihau is the only school in Hawaii and, perhaps, the only country that fully relies on solar energy to convert it into electricity.
Elizabeth Sinclair purchased Niihau in 1864 in the Kingdom of Hawaii and passed to his descendants — the Robinson family. In 1915, Sinclair’s grandson Aubrey Robinson closed the island to most visitors in order to preserve its indigenous culture and wildlife. Even relatives of the inhabitants could visit Niihau only by special permission.
Today, the island is generally prohibited to all but relatives of the owners of the island, local residents, the U.S. marine personnel, government officials and invited guests. There are very rare helicopter tours to the island, so you can wander along one of the beaches, but to be introduced to the locals is strictly prohibited.
Thus, Niihau earned the nickname «the Forbidden Isle».
7. Pine Gap
Pine Gap (Pine gap) is the name of the area allocated for satellite tracking station. It is located about 18 km North-West of the town of Alice springs in Central Australia, and is operated by Australia and the United States.
It is a large computer complex with 14 radomes of the radar antenna that protects the antenna. The station has more than 800 employees.
The location is strategically significant because it controls the spy satellites of America which is located over the third world, including China, Russia, and the oil fields of the Middle East. Central Australia was chosen because it is too vaguely for spies-for ships passing in international waters to intercept the signal.
Needless to say, pine Gap you will not be allowed.
8. Nuclear research centre Negev
Nuclear research center Negev is an Israeli nuclear installation located in the Negev desert, about ten kilometers South-East of the city of Dimona, Israel.
Its construction began in 1958, with French assistance according to the Protocol of sèvres agreements. Information about the facility remains classified. But in 1986, Mordechai Vanunu, former technical specialist, fled to the United Kingdom and showed the media some evidence of Israel’s nuclear program and explained the purpose of each building, also showing a top-secret underground facility under installation.
In January 2012, media reports indicated that the atomic energy Commission of Israel has decided, at least temporarily, to close the reactor research centre, considering this place is vulnerable. In October and November 2012, it was reported that Hamas launched a rocket on the Negev, but harm the object was not plotted.
Of course, the air space had closed to all aircraft. Also implemented necessary measures to prevent unauthorized entrance, so the area around the facility is strictly protected.
9. The Great Temple Of ISE
The holiest and most important Temple in Japan. It consists of two main shrines and about 125 additional shrines.
The Shrine is one of the most sacred and important places of Shinto. Access is strictly limited; the only person who can enter is the priest or priestess, who must be a member of the Japanese Imperial family. The wide audience allows you to see no more than the thatched roofs of the Central structures, hidden behind four tall wooden fences.
Alleged secret underground metro system in Russia. The system was probably built or at least begun, during the reign of Joseph Stalin and was codenamed D-6 by the KGB. Presumably Metro-2 is still guided by the Main Directorate for Special programmes and Ministry of defence.
Length of Metro-2 is rumored to exceed the length of the public metro. He allegedly has four lines which run at a depth of 50-200 m underground. Metro connects the Kremlin with the main office of the FSB, the government airport Vnukovo-2, Ramenki district and other places of national importance.
In 1994 the leader of the city group of diggers claimed to have found an entrance to this underground system. Unfortunately, all available information is speculative and not confirmed by any documents, videos or photos. But there are also people who say that they helped build Metro-2, and urban spelunkers claim that «saw» Metro-2, but there is no clear evidence. But, even if Metro-2 exists, you will not be allowed back.