I have this weird obsession with ghost towns. I don’t know if it’s the fact that it would be incredible to explore an abandoned city that once had a bustling life, or having the option to wander the town and create a story in my head of what happened to the city and what it used to be like. Either way, I plan on visiting ghost towns around the world.
So, when I discovered The World’s Ten Creepiest Abandoned Cities article on Gadling.com, I was hypnotized by the photos and the fact that these towns are out there for me to explore!
Location: Pripyat, Ukraine
Abandoned Since: 1986
Location: Sanzhi district, New Taipei, Taiwan
Abandoned Since: 1980
Location: Craco, Basilicata, Italy
Abandoned Since: 1963
Location: Kolmanskop, Namibia
Abandoned Since: 1954
Location: Hashima Island, Nagasaki, Japan
Abandoned Since: 1974
Location: Oradour-sur-Glane, Limousin, France
Abandoned Since: 1944
Location: Centralia, Pennsylvania, United States
Abandoned Since: It is still occupied by 10 or so people
Location: Northern Atacama desert, Chile
Abandoned Since: 1960
Location: Bodie, California, United States
Abandoned Since: 1942
Location: Kayaköy, Muğla, Turkey
Abandoned Since: 1923
Even just seeing these pictures ignites an odd sense of yearning in me to visit these 10 ghost towns. The history, while short lived, of each city is quite interesting and intriguing.
To view the full article and to read what happened to each town, and its abandonment, click on the link above.
This is my weird travel obsession. Do you have any odd travel obsessions? Any places that you would like to visit but other people would think you were crazy for going? Tell us in the comment section below!
*Note: Check out the links above for more info. These pictures were taken from gadling.com. Their © belongs to their photographers.*