10 forbidden places that no one is allowed to visit; Marissa Laliberte; Reader’s Digest

France – Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, Ardèche
  • Some places around the world are welcome to tourists, while other places are strict about who is allowed to be there.
  • In India, there is an island off the main land that has been inhabited by a native tribe for at least 60,000 years and does not allow outsiders.
  • Vatican City has secret archives with documents dating back to the eighth century that you won’t be seeing any time soon. 

Snake Island, Brazil

Brazil’s Ilha da Queimada Grande — dubbed Snake Island — is home to a dense population of one of the world’s deadliest snakes. The golden lancehead viper’s venom is so poisonous that it melts human flesh around the bite, and some claim there’s one snake per square meter in certain areas. For safety reasons, the Brazilian government doesn’t allow visitors, and a doctor is required on the team of any research visits.

UN buffer zone, Cyprus

Turkish troops invaded Cyprus in 1974, sparking a civil war between the Greek and Turkish inhabitants.

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