Here are a few very cool looking places that are a mix of isolated, abandoned and sometimes scary. This first one is on my list of a place I’d love to see. The sunken boat in Antarctica creeps me out the most. I don’t know why… maybe cold water scares me?

Kalavantin Durg near Panvel, India Kalavantin durg is situated aside the prabalgad,the pinnacle is in clouds during rains half of the time. The base village for the climb is Prabalmachi. A majestic trek and awesome place to visit during monsoon.

Kalavantin Durg near Panvel, India - 30 Abandoned Places that Look Truly Beautiful

The remains of the Pegasus in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica Pegasus Field (ICAO: NZPG) is an airstrip in Antarctica, the southernmost of three airfields serving McMurdo Station. Pegasus is a blue ice runway capable of handling wheeled aircraft year-round, and the principal Ice Runway on the sea-ice available during the summer Antarctic field season. The other two are the snow runways at Williams Field that are limited to ski-equipped aircraft. The field is named after Pegasus, a C-121 Lockheed Constellation, still visible there in the snow after crashing in bad weather on October 8, 1970. No one on board was injured. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pegasus_Field

The remains of the Pegasus in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica - 30 Abandoned Places that Look Truly Beautiful

Angkor Wat, Cambodia Angkor Wat (Khmer: អង្គរវត្ត) is the largest Hindu temple complex and the largest religious monument in the world. The temple was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in Yasodharapura (Khmer: យសោធរបុរៈ, present-day Angkor), the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple and eventual mausoleum. Breaking from the Shaivism tradition of previous kings, Angkor Wat was instead dedicated to Vishnu. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation – first Hindu, then Buddhist. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia,appearing on its national flag, and it is the country’s prime attraction for visitors. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angkor_Wat

Angkor Wat, Cambodia - 30 Abandoned Places that Look Truly Beautiful

The Maunsell Sea Forts, England The Maunsell Forts were small fortified towers built in the Thames and Mersey estuaries during the Second World War to help defend the United Kingdom. They were named after their designer, Guy Maunsell. The forts were decommissioned in the late 1950s and later used for other activities. One became the Principality of Sealand; boats visit the remaining forts occasionally, and a consortium called Project Redsands is planning to conserve the fort situated at Redsand. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maunsell_Forts

The Maunsell Sea Forts, England - 30 Abandoned Places that Look Truly Beautiful

Czestochowa, Poland’s abandoned train

Sunken yacht, Antarctica In April, a 76-foot Brazilian yacht named Mar Sem Fin (Endless Sea) sank off the coast of Antarctica, likely due to ice compression and strong winds. Four crew members were rescued from the yacht, which is owned by Brazilian journalist João Lara Mesquita, who was in the region producing a documentary, according to MercoPress. http://au.businessinsider.com/photo-of-a-sunken-yacht-in-antarctica-2012-8

Sunken yacht, Antarctica - 30 Abandoned Places that Look Truly Beautiful

1984 Winter Olympics bobsleigh track in Sarajevo Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track is bobsleigh and luge track situated on Trebević mountain overlooking the City of Sarajevo, built for 1984 Winter Olympics. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarajevo_Olympic_Bobsleigh_and_Luge_Track

1984 Winter Olympics bobsleigh track in Sarajevo - 30 Abandoned Places that Look Truly Beautiful

Abandoned mill from 1866 in Sorrento, Italy The Valley of the Mills, “The name Valley of the Mills, derives from the existence of a mill – functioning since the beginning of the ’900′s – used for grinding wheat. Attached to the mill, rose a sawmill which furnished chaff to the Sorrentine cabinet makers. Everything is completed by a public wash-house used by the women. The creation of Tasso Square, since 1866, determined the isolation of the mill area from the sea, provoking a sharp rise of the percentage of humidity, which made the area unbearable and determined its progressive abandon.” http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/2012/entries/167692/view/

Abandoned mill from 1866 in Sorrento, Italy - 30 Abandoned Places that Look Truly Beautiful

El Hotel del Salto, Colombia Tequendama Falls (or Salto del Tequendama) is a major tourist attraction about 30 km southwest of Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia. The thousands of tourists who visit the area to admire the 157 metre (515 feet) tall waterfall and the surrounding nature, make a stop at another nearby landmark as well, the abandoned Hotel del Salto. The luxurious Hotel del Salto opened in 1928 to welcome wealthy travelers visiting the Tequendama Falls area. Situated just opposite to the waterfall and on the edge of the cliff, it provided a breathtaking view to its guests. During the next decades though, Bogotá river was contaminated and tourists gradually lost their interest to the area. The hotel finally closed down in the early 90′s and was left abandoned ever since. The fact that many people in the past chose that spot to commit suicide, made others believe that the hotel is haunted. http://desertedplaces.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-haunted-hotel-at-tequendama-falls.html

THe haunted house at Tequendama Falls

House of the Bulgarian Communist Party The House of the Bulgarian Communist Party was built in another era, however, one that long ago crumbled along with the way of life it embodied. After the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, Bulgaria moved into a new age of parliamentary democracy. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2117506/Monument-troubled-past-Inside-crumbling-communist-HQ-Bulgaria-afford-maintain-demolish.html

House of the Bulgarian Communist Party

Abandoned city of Keelung, Taiwan

Abandoned city of Keelung, Taiwan - 30 Abandoned Places that Look Truly Beautiful


  1. Amazing and fascinating photos and information! Thanks so much for sharing them, William.

  2. Loved those photos WRJ. You’re right about the sunken yacht. And the tree/vine roots over the old buildings. Nature always takes over the remains.

  3. I’am interested in the photos above I’ve seen the one almost looks like the inside of a Zeppelin or the Stargate, I will try to visit the valley of the mills when I’m in Sorrento it amazes me how people go to such trouble to get these pictures I can talk still trying to get photos of my travels which will invoke others to go out see the world and enjoy you may of guest from my gmail address I like adventure movies I’ve done Egypt/Jordan/turkey/Cyprus/ but the photos of buildings covered in veg like a nice dinner makes them more lost, all the best.

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