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15 Locations You’re NOT Allowed To Visit

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You may have the ability to speak your mind, travel to new locations, and pursue the type of career and life you want, there are however, certain freedoms that are restricted to you. One way is traveling anywhere in the world that seems appealing.

There are a number of places the average citizen is not allowed to explore. The following is a list of them. From top secret government facilities to villages destroyed by radiation, here are 15 places you wish you could go visit but can’t.

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#1 Snake Island, Brazil

Off the coast of Brazil is a small island that contains approximately 4,000 of the world’s deadliest snakes. Because some of the snakes’ venom literally melts flesh, tourists have been banned from visiting by the Brazilian government.

#2 Area 51, Nevada

Area 51 is a secret U.S. base which is situated deep in the Nevada desert. It’s the attention of conspiracy theories because its purpose remains unknown to the public.

If one was able to explore it, would they find alien technology? What about highly experimental aircrafts

 

#3 The Queen of England’s Bedroom 

You wouldn’t want anyone snooping through your bedroom, so this one is pretty understandable. The Queen of England’s bedroom is located in Buckingham Palace and is heavily guarded. When a man named Michael Fagan broke into the bedroom in 1982, it was considered to be one of the biggest royal security breaches.

#4 Club 33 at Disney World

Disney World may be open to the public, but Club 33 has an exclusive waiting list – reportedly, one of 14 years. And, if you did get on the list, you’d have to pay a $40,000 (£26,000) initiation fee. To retain access, you’d have to pay a $27,000 (£18,000) annual fee. Still worth it?

#5 The Coca-Cola Vault 

The secret formula to the Coca-Cola recipe is locked safely inside the corporation’s vault.  Some suggest it is one of the most heavily guarded secrets.

 #6 Fort Knox, Kentucky

Fort Knox is where the U.S. gold bullion reserve is stored, as well as other national treasures. One would need to bypass 30,000 soldiers, a tough security perimeter, and a stream attack of helicopters to get in.

 

 #7 Svalbard Seed Vault, Arctic Svalbard Archipelago

Deep inside a mountain on a remote island in the Svalbard archipelago, halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, lies the Global Seed Vault. Even countries that lend seeds aren’t allowed to enter. On a positive note, if an environmental disaster ever occurs, there are plenty of seeds being kept safe to reforest the planet.




#8 Room 39, North Korea

First of all, one would have a heck of a time entering North Korea (legally) and returning to relay the tale. Secondly, the top-secret location of Room 39, found in the capital city of Pyongyang, is a secretive government facility that is believed to be the heart of numerous illegal operations, including drug smuggling and counterfeiting.

 #9 The Lascaux Caves, France

17,300-year-old paintings made by early humans can be found in the the Lascaux Caves in France. Because they have been threatened by a series of mysterious fungal invasions, they are off-limits to the public and have been since 1963.

 #10 North Sentinel Island, India

You are not allowed to visit this island off the coast of India, and you really don’t want to. The North Sentinel Island is completely isolated and is made up of a small tribe of approximately 50 to 400 natives. The Indian government has declared it off-limits.

 #11 Bohemian Grove, California 

For the past 150 consecutive summers, this secretive California camp has held private gatherings with very powerful people. Past presidents who attended include Richard Nixon and Herbert Hoover.

It is said that private meetings at this retreat were directly responsible for the Manhattan project – you know, the one that led to the development of the atomic bomb. In addition, women are not allowed.

 

#12 Ise Grand Shrine, Japan 

You are not allowed to visit the Ise Grand Shrine, which is an ancient Shinto shrine dedicated to the goddess Amaterasu. Reportedly, it contains a holy artifact known as the Sacred Mirror. It represents “wisdom” or “honesty”. The artifact has been stolen, burnt, lost, and even thrown into the sea over the years, it has always been recovered.

The shrine has been in existence since 4BC, and only priests and priestesses of the royal family are allowed in.

 

 #13 Metro 2, Under Moscow 

This secret subway was supposedly built by Stalin for the Russian Secret Service and top government officials. Tt has never been proven to exist tho a number of people who claim to have worked on it have been interviewed.

 #14 Mount Weather, Virginia 

Mount Weather is the real version of the “doomsday” bunker. Movies always show the President escaping to in the case of a disaster. If a zombie apocalypse breaks out, Yellowstone national park explodes or if WW3 really does happen, don’t plan on taking refuge there.
 Located 48 miles outside of Washington DC in the Blue Ridge Mountains, little is known about the place except what was obtained from a TIME magazine interview with one of its retired engineers.

#15 Vatican Secret Archives, Italy

Conspiracy theorists say differently, the Vatican Secret Archives are off-limits to the public because they rely on incredibly old-fashioned technology.

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