These are the some most beautiful abandoned places in the world that should be added to your bucket list right away, before they go extinct.
1. SS Ayrfield, Homebush bay, Australia
Although this ship has a floating forest growing over it that adds life to it, it is actually a ship graveyard. This 1140-tonne steel beast was built in the UK in 1911 and was registered in Sydney in 1912 but after it's retirement in 1972, it was sent to a ship-breaking yard, the Homebush Bay and that has been its permanent home ever since.
2. Mysterious dome houses, Marco island in Cape Romano, Florida
An ambitious retired independent oil producer Bob Lee built this home as an ambitious DIY project in 1980. This home was Lee's daughter's permanent residence up until 1993 when Hurricane Andrew occurred. Although the hurricane didn't damage the house much, the family shifted out and their visits to this house went down every year.
3. Hashima island, Japan
This is one of the 505 uninhabited islands in Nagasaki Prefecture. The island saw population between 1887 and 1974 as a coal mining facility. As petroleum replaced coal in Japan around 1960's, such coal mines began shutting down and Hashima fell in the same category
4. Gulliver's Kingdom near Kawaguchi-machi, Japan
This park made with such dexterity, was a failed theme park ever since it opened in 1997. It shut down in 2001 after the bank, Niigata Chuo Bank, that supported Gulliver's kingdom financially, drowned into a sea of horrific non-performing loans.
5. Kalavantin durg near Panvel, India
This place is a picturesque area located near Panvel in Mumbai, India. Located at a height of 2300 feet, it is a relatively difficult trek for visitors. The fort was built for a queen named Kalavantin. However, the steps leading to the fort have been cut into the rock face of the hill. Thus, it remains one of the abandoned places in the world.
6. Kolmanskop, Namib desert, Southern Namibia
Discovered in 1908 by a worker who found diamond in this area, it grew to be a very small but rich mining village but it went abandoned in the aftermath of the first world war in 1954.
7. Lawndale theater, Chicago
The Lawndale came alive way back in 1927 and it presented stage and screen double-features. Unfortunately, this beauty became uninhabited in early 2000s and is now used as a storage space for hotel furniture.
8. North brother island, East River, New York
North Brother island was first employed as a quarantine centre in 1885. Between 1885 and late 1930's it was meant to keep patients from the Riverside hospital in isolation. Now, it is an uninhabited bird sanctuary.
9. Russian military rocket factory
Lana Sator, a russian blogger, found her way to sneak into this rocket factory, which is one of NPO Energomash's huge factories and took photographs of its insides. She sneaked in easily by jumping off the fence one fine day because there was no security or guards to stop her like any other abandoned placed. She has been threatened by the Russian government ever since she has shared these photos online.
10. Wonderland amusement park near Beijing, China
The construction of this park was originally proposed by a Thailand based property developer and it was designed to be the largest amusement park in Asia by covering 120 acres of land. However, its construction had to be stopped mid-way in 1998 because of financial problems with local officials.
11. Buzludzha monument, Bulgaria
Buzludzha monument was built in 1981 to commemorate serious events that took place in Bulgaria in 1891. However, the Bulgarian government stopped looking after it in the past few year, which led to its disuse for so many years.
12. Fifteenth century Monastery in the Black Forest, South West Germany
This monastery was built in 1480. Today, it is a place hidden somewhere in Germany's black forest.