There are a lot of abandoned cities and towns on our planet. The towns and cities such as San-Zhi Pod in Taiwan, Bodie in California, Hashima Island in Japan, Pripyat in Ukraine, Varosha in Cyprus and so on always attract people worldwide as some among the scariest towns and cities in the world.
Located in Taipei, Northern Taiwan, San-Zhi Pod Village is known as a haunted village. This village was initially built as a luxury vacation retreat for the rich. However, numerous mysterious accidents led to the halt of all construction. The village remains a complete mystery to locals and tourists alike. It is said that San-Zhi Pod Village is now haunted by the ghosts of those who died.
San-Zhi Pod Village in Taipei, Northern Taiwan
Hashima Island is among hundreds of uninhabited islands in the Nagasaki Prefecture of Japan. Used to be home to many people, the island is now empty and bare.
In 1908, the Kolmanskop town in the Namibia desert was built and within two years, a casino, school, hospital and exclusive residential buildings were also established. However, the town is now buried under the sand and becomes an attraction for tourists and photographers.
Kolmanskop town in Namibia
The ghost city of Agdam in Azerbaijan used to be home to more than 150,000 people. However, the city was lost because its residents had moved to other areas during the Nagorno Karabakh war.
The city of Agdam in Azerbaijan
Bodie town in the Mono County, California seems to be the scariest ghost town on the planet. Found in 1876, Bodie boasted a population of around 10,000 in 1880, but it is now unpopulated.
Bodie town in California
The town of Pripyat in Ukraine was built in 1970 as the accommodation for workers from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. This town was home to more than 50,000 residents, but it has been abandoned after the Chernobyl disaster occurred in 1986.
The town of Pripyat in Ukraine
The city of Varosha in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus had a long and remarkable cultural heritage and used to exist as a luxurious holiday destination. However, it now lies abandoned following the 1974 Turkish invasion of the island.
The city of Varosha in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus