Forbidden Places: Top 15 Sites You’re Not Allowed to Visit (Video)
There is something intriguing about forbidden places that adds to their allure. These are 15 sites that are strictly off-limits to the public for various reasons, be it for safety, environmental protection, or cultural preservation. From the ancient human encampments of Lascaux caves in France to the remote island of North Sentinel Island in the Bay of Bengal, the world is full of places that we are not allowed to visit.
One such place is Uluru, the iconic sandstone monolith in central Australia. Despite being a popular tourist destination, the site is considered sacred by the local Aboriginal people and visitors are prohibited from climbing it. Similarly, the Grand Shrine of Ise in Japan is a revered site of Shinto worship, and only a select few are allowed to enter the inner sanctum. These forbidden places offer a glimpse into the world's secrets, and their mystery only adds to their appeal.
Top image: A forbidden cave. Source: Konstantin Yolshin / Adobe Stock