10 Abandoned Places You Should Know About

1. El Hotel del Salto in Colombia

Source: desertedplaces.blogspot.com

Source: desertedplaces.blogspot.com

Located in Columbia just Southwest of Bogotá, this abandoned building was once a luxurious hotel purposely built to face a beautiful waterfall in the early 1900’s. It has since lost life in the late 80’s due to nearby river contamination leaving del Salto to fall into a state of disrepair.

2. Waverly Hills Sanatorium

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Source: imgur.com

Located in Louisville, Kentucky this clinic has been deemed as “The Most Haunted Place in America.” The Waverly Hills Sanatorium served as a Tuberculosis clinic in the early 1900’s. It was not known at the time that Tuberculosis was an airborne disease and more people than the clinic could handle were infected inside. Once you went to Waverly Hills, you became a permanent resident “on the hill.”  The facility served as a tuberculosis hospital until the discovery of an antibiotic successfully treated and cured TB.

3. Kolmanskop in the Namib Desert

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Source: tourismprofile.com

Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Namib desert in southern Namibia that was abandoned over 50 years ago after diamonds were discovered. The abandoned mining town is being reclaimed by the sand as the dunes encroach on the ghost town.

4. Car graveyard, Ardennes, Belgium

Source: warhistoryonline.com

Source: warhistoryonline.com

A truly eery and magical place. These cars are located in a small forest near Chatillon in Southern Belgium. The origin of these cars and how they were acquired is unknown, but what we do know about them is that the US soldiers that were once stationed here in World War II are the ones who put them here. Nobody knows how they managed to get the cars during the time of war, but the cost of shipping them back to the US was way too expensive and impossible. The cars were then driven up a hill, parked and hidden from the world to rust in peace. At least 500 cars are nestled in these woods.

5. The Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture

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Source: commons.wikimedia.org

An abandoned railway built more than 150 years ago in the center of Paris. Foxes and various other wildlife use the railway now as a passage to get from one place to the other in Paris.

6. A Fallen World War II Japanese seaplane off the coast of Palau

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Source: voices.nationalgeographic.com

Catch a glimpse at an eerie moment in history! This fallen World War II Japanese seaplane crashed near a microscopically small island nation in the Pacific Ocean.

7. Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital

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Source: pixgood.com

The Gonjiam Psychiatric hospital has been called one of the most haunted places in South Korea and CNN has claimed it was one of the freakiest places in the world.

8. Edinburgh Vaults

Source: ghastlyghosthunter.com

Source: ghastlyghosthunter.com

The Edinburgh vaults are a series of chambers formed in the nineteen arches of the South Bridge in Edinburgh, Scotland. The vaults were completed in 1788 and for 30 years, the vaults were used to house taverns and as storage space for illicit material. Some of the material was reported to include the bodies of people killed by serial killers Burke and Hare for medical experiments.

9. A Remote farmhouse in the Welsh countryside

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Source: Pinterest.com

Inside a man’s jacket hangs on a chair accompanied by a walking stick. Dark wooden furniture decorates the master bedroom with a collection of pocket watches. The identity of the last occupants also remains a mystery.

10. Abandoned Mall Full Of Fish In Bangkok

Source: your-photography.com

Source: your-photography.com

Constructed in 1982 by the Kaew Fah Plaza Company, the 11-storey New World Mall enjoyed a brief period of success until It was shut down in 1997, when the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration realized that the owner had obtained permission to construct only four stories. A subsequent fire in 1999 left the mall roofless and without a roof, rainwater filled the basement and this pool of stagnant water soon became a breeding place for mosquitoes. Vendors in the neighborhood got together and released a few fish into the water, to rid of the pesky mosquitoes. The fish multiplied quickly, and soon the building became home to a 500-square-meter miniature ecosystem for thousands of koi and catfish 🙂

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