1. Kolmanskop (Namibia): Buried in the Sand
Kolmanskop is a ghost town in southern Namibia, a few kilometers from the port of Luderitz. In 1908 Luderitz diamond fever, and people then go to the Namib desert to get rich easily. In the past two years created a magnificent city with all the infrastructure such as casinos, schools, hospitals, also with an exclusive residential buildings which stood on land that was once barren and the desert.
But after the first world war, buying and selling diamonds to a standstill, this is the beginning of the end of everything. Throughout the 1950s the city began to be abandoned, the sand began to reclaim what belonged to him. Rugged metal board collapsed, beautiful gardens and tidy streets were buried under the sand, windows and doors bergeretak on each hinge, glass-glass window shows the split widened as the destruction of the towering sand.
A new ghost town had been born, is still visible a pair of buildings that stand, there are also building such a theater is still in very good condition, and the rest, the houses destroyed crushed sand and into a row of houses a scary ghost.
2. Pripyat (Ukraine): Chernobyl workers Houses
Prypiat is a major city in isolated areas in northern Ukraine, an area housing the workers of Chernobyl nuclear region. This area is dead since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that claimed nearly 50,000 inhabitants. After the incident, the site was practically like a museum, became part of Soviet history. Apartment buildings (four of buildings that have not been occupied), swimming pools, hospitals, and many other buildings were destroyed. And all of the information contained in such buildings left in it, such as archives, TV, toys, furniture, valuables, clothing, etc. all like most of the families in general.
Residents may only take important documents, books and clothes that are not contaminated by nuclear. However since the 21st century, no longer any valuables left behind, even seating dikamar kecilpun taken by looters, many of the buildings that it was robbed from year to year. Buildings that are no longer maintained, with a leaky roof, and the inside of buildings flooded in the rainy season, more and make the city truly become a ghost town. We can see trees growing on the roof of a house, a tree that grows in the home.
3. San Zhi (Taiwan): a futuristic retreat
North adjacent to Taiwan, there is a village a futuristic, was originally built as a luxury retreat for the rich. However, after a lot of fatal accidents during its construction project finally stopped.
After experiencing difficulties in funding and the difficulties of the workers who would work on the project eventually resort development is completely stopped in the street. Rumours then appeared, many say the area has become home village of ghosts, from those who have died.
4. Craco (Italy): The city's stunning mid
Craco situated and the province of Matera Basilicata region about 25 miles from the Gulf of Taranto. This mid-city area with a typical has fulfilled the undulating hills and the expanse of wheat farming and other agricultural crops. Ditahun Craco 1060 when ownership of land is owned by the bishop of the diocese leader Arnaldo Tricarico. Longstanding relationship with the church brought a lot of influence to the whole population. In 1891, Craco population of more than 2000 people, then they hit a lot of social problems and poverty that many of them desperate, between the years 1892 and 1922 about 1,300 people moved into North America. Poor agricultural conditions coupled with natural disasters earthquakes, landslides, and war is what caused them to migrate en masse.
Between 1959 and 1972 Craco again rocked by earthquakes and landslides. In 1963 the remaining population of about 1,300 people eventually moved to a valley near Craco Peschiera, and until now the original Craco still left in ruins and decay leaving remnants of its population.
5. Oradour-sur-Glance (France): the horror of WWII
Small settlements Sul Glane Oradour in France showed a very terrible state conditions. During World War II, 642 residents were massacred by German soldiers as a form of retaliation for the French against the treatment time. Germany who was actually intended to attack the region near Sul Glane Oradour but eventually they attacked the small settlement on June 10, 1944.
according to the testimony of those who survived, the population of men put into a warehouse and German soldiers opened fire on their feet so that eventually they die slowly. Women and children who entered into the church, eventually all the dead were shot when they tried to get out of the church. The village was completely destroyed the German army at that time. And to this day the ruins of the village is still standing and bears witness to just how cruel events that occurred at that time.
6. Gunkanjima (Japan): the forbidden island
This island is one of 505 uninhabited islands in Nagasaki Japan Administratsi Region, about 15 kilometers from Nagasaki. The island is also known as "Gunkan Jima" or the island of warships. In 1890 when a company (Mitsubishi) bought the island and began a project to retrieve coal from the seabed around the island. In 1916 they built the first large concrete on the island, a block of apartments built for the workers and also serves to protect them from hurricanes.
In 1959, the island's population swells, then the population density reached 835 persons per hectare for the whole island (1391 per hectare for residential central region), the densest population ever happening all over the world.
When oil replaced coal in 1960, coal mines began closing, not least in the Gunkan Jima, in 1974 Mitsubishi officially announced the closure of the mine, and finally emptied the island. In 2003 this island as a setting dimbil movie "Battle Royal II" and inspired a popular game "Killer7".
7. KADYKCHAN (Russia): memories of the Soviet Union
Kadykchan is one small town in Russia which was destroyed during the collapse of the Soviet Union. Residents are forced to struggle to gain access to water, health services and schools. They should get out of the city within 2 weeks, to occupy other cities and occupy a new home. Cities with population of about 12,000 people on average as a tin miner is emptied. They left their home with all its furnishings. So you can find toys, books, clothing and various items in an empty city.
8. Kowloon Walled City (China): A Lawless City
Kowloon big city which is located outside Hong Kong, China. Formerly occupied by Japan during World War II, later taken over by squatters after Japan's surrender. British government wants China is responsible for this town, because the city is a city that does not irregular and did not obey the law the government.
Uncontrolled population, residents build a high lybirint corridor filled roads clogged by garbage, a very tall building so as to make light of the sun could not shine. The whole city illuminated with neon. The city is full of brothels, casinos, homes and drug opium and cocaine, there are many foods from the meat of dogs and there are also secret factories are not disturbed by this otoritas.Keadaan finally ended when in 1993, was decided by British government and the Chinese authorities to stop all that.
9. Famagusta (Cyprus): once a top tourist destination, now a ghost town
Varosha is an area that is not recognized by the republic of North Cyprus. Before the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, this area is a modern tourist area in the city of Famagusta. In the past three decades, the city is abandoned and becoming a ghost town. In the 1970s, the city has become a major tourist destination in Cyprus. To provide a satisfactory service to the tourists, the city has built many luxury buildings and hotels.
When the Turks controlled the region, they maintain and defend the area, there should be no out into the city without permission from the Turkish army and UN troops. Plans to restore Varosha back into the hands of Greek control, but the plan never materialized. Nearly 34 years of the city is left and no improvement. Slowly these buildings were destroyed, the metal started to rust, jedela broken, and the roots of plants penetrate walls and sidewalks. Turtle nesting in the abandoned beach. In 2010 the Turkish government intends to reopen Varosha to the tourists and the city can be inhabited again and will be one of the most influential cities in uatara island.
10. Agdam (Azerbaijan): once a city of 150,000 people, now lost
Agdam big city in Azerbaijan is one of the big cities where the population of 150,000. But then disappeared after the war in 1993 over Nagorno Karabakh. Although the city is not directly the basis of warfare, but this town still get the effects of the war, by becoming a victim of the attitude of the Armenians who destroy the city.
The buildings destroyed and finally abandoned, leaving only the mosques are still standing intact. Agdam population itself had been moved to other areas, such as into Iran.