The 20 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places on Earth

Pripyat, Ukraine

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Did you ever visit an abandoned place? A place that used to be full of life and animation at some point in time? Did you feel this intriguing sensation that slowly develops into your brain? This understanding of what has been and isn’t anymore today…

LegendaryTrips has uncovered some of the most beautiful lost places on this planet to compile the 20 most beautiful abandoned places! We hope that those surprising locations will give you a good dose of inspiration for your next (legendary) trips! Don’t hesitate to suggest us additional places that we could add to this map…

The 20 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places on Earth

  1. El Hotel del Salto in Colombia
  2. El Hotel del Salto in Colombia
    Hotel Del Salto, Colombia: The Haunted Hotel
  3. Christ of the Abyss at San Fruttuoso, Liguria, Italy
  4. Christ of the Abyss
    Christ of the Abyss is a submerged bronze statue of Jesus Christ at San Fruttuoso, Liguria, Italy.
  5. Kolmanskop, Namib Desert
  6. Kolmanskop, in the Namib Desert
    Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Namib desert in Namibia.
  7. Machu Picchu, Peru > Discover Peru and Bolivia in 3 weeks
  8.  Machu Picchu, Peru
    Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres above sea level, Cusco Region – Peru.
  9. Fishing hut on a lake, Germany
  10. Fishing hut on a lake in Germany
    A fishing hut on a lake in Germany – The Berchtesgaden National Park, Germany
  11. Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay, USA
  12. Holland Island is a rapidly eroding island in the Chesapeake Bay, in Dorchester County, Maryland (USA).
    Holland Island is a rapidly eroding island in the Chesapeake Bay, in Dorchester County, Maryland (USA).
  13. Pripyat, Ukraine
  14. Pripyat, Ukraine
    Pripyat was one of the “nuclear cities” in Ukraine. The entire city was evacuated a few days after the Chernobyl disaster (26 April 1986).
  15. St. George’s Abbey in the Black Forest, Germany
  16. St. George's Abbey in the Black Forest
    St. George’s Abbey was a Benedictine monastery in St. Georgen im Schwarzwald, in the southern Black Forest, Germany
  17. Kalavantin Durg near Panvel, India
  18. Kalavantin Durg near Panvel-India
    Kalavantin Durg near Panvel, India
  19. Angkor Wat in Cambodia
  20. Angkor Wat
    Angkor Wat was a Buddhist, temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world.
  21. Sigiriya in Sri Lanka
  22. Sigiriya
    Sigiriya is an ancient palace built on a huge rock and located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla, Sri Lanka
  23. Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England
  24. Bodiam Castle, UK
    Bodiam Castle is a 14th-century castle near Robertsbridge in East Sussex, England.
  25. Czestochowa’s Abandoned Railway Depot & Train Graveyard – Poland
  26. Czestochowa’s Abandoned Railway Depot
    Czestochowa’s Abandoned Railway Depot in Poland
  27. Nara Dreamland, Japan
  28. Nara Dreamland was a theme park near Nara, Japan
    Nara Dreamland was a theme park near Nara, Japan which was built in 1961. The theme park was closed permanently in 2006.
  29. Craco, Italy
  30. Craco, Italy
    Craco is a ghost town in the Province of Matera in the region of Basilicata.
  31. Russian military rocket factory, Moscow
  32. Russian military rocket factory
    Russian military rocket factory
  33. Abandoned mill in Sorrento, Italy
  34. Abandoned mill in Sorrento, Italy
    Abandoned mill in Sorrento, Italy
  35. Magic Bus 142, Alaska > Explore Into the Wild filming locations & itinerary
  36. Bus 142, 'Magic Bus', Alaska
    Fairbanks City Transit System Bus 142 is an abandoned 1946 International Harvester K-5 that is parked in a clearing along the Stampede Trail near Denali National Park – Alaska
  37. Orpheum Auditorium – New Bedford, USA
  38. Orpheum Theatre (New Bedford, Massachusetts)
    The Orpheum Theater is an old theatre & movie house located on Water Street in New Bedford, USA
  39. Wonderland Amusement Park, Beijing
  40. The abandoned Wonderland Amusement Park outside Beijing, China
    The abandoned Wonderland Amusement Park outside Beijing, China

    This list was composed thanks to the amazing trips shared by LegendaryTrips’ users and also, a great post published on bridoz.com.

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