Top 3 most popular abonded places in the word
HACHIJO ROYAL HOTEL, JAPAN
Located on the lush Japanese island of Hachijojima, Hachijo Royal Hotel was once one of the country’s largest resorts. The French Baroque architecture juxtaposed against the moss and overgrown trees is seriously eerie.
Creepy, sure, but the cheerful sky blue paint (or what’s left of it) and that pretty swirly window also remind us of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Dating back to the 1800s, this complex functioned as a military hospital during times of war. The surrounding area was abandoned in the mid 1990s when Soviet forces withdrew from Germany.
In the 1970s, copper mining took off in the village of Geamana in the Romanian countryside. When the mining created an enormous amount of toxic waste, the dictator at the time, Nicolae Ceausescu, mandated total evacuation (around 400 families) so the valley could be used as a toxic dump site. Though the town was flooded by an artificial lake and tons of toxic waste, you can still see this resilient tower poking through.