Purported Secret Underground Metro, Moscow
It is said that Moscow has a secret underground system the construction of which
started in 1930s. This underground is said to be deeper and longer than the original
Metro. There are rumours that it connects the Kremlin with the Secret Service office
and other places of a national importance
Ise Grand Shrine, Japan
You can't just walk in there and start taking pics. This is the holiest shrine in
Japan. Only priests and members of a royal family are allowed. Every 20 years
two main buildings are rebuilt, by the way
The Negev Nuclear Research Centre, Israel
Located in the Negev desert, this nuclear centre isn't a place that everyone can visit.
You cannot even fly over it. Fearing attacks by Hamas, Israeli government protects
Negev better than any other building and facility in the world
Pine Gap, Australia
This is a satellite tracking station in Australia - a country where you can go
any place you want. Why is it so much protected? Maybe, because this
station controls a series of American spy satellites
Niihau, Hawaii - A large Hawaiian island
No stores, no electricity, no paved roads. This island is kept the way it looked like
in 1800s. It used to be in private ownership, and in 1915 was closed to public.
Even relatives of people who live there need a special permit to visit the island
The Jiangsu National Security Education Museum, China
If you want to learn the history of Chinese espionage, you have to visit this
museum. The only obstacle is that you cannot possibly visit it, since this is the most
mysterious museum in the world, or at least one of the most mysterious ones!
Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, Ethiopia
They say that Ark of the Covenant is stored in this church. According to a
legend, it was brought by Menelik I, who had visited King Solomon himself. A
place impossible to access!
The Vatican Secret Archives, Vatican
It's weird but you can read any document from the archive having submitted a
request beforehand. However, you cannot visit archives in person
The Island of Poveglia, Italy
This island served as a quarantine colony for sick people or those who had
symptoms of illnesses. In the modern times, Povegila was a mental clinic. In
1968 the hospital was closed. They say this place is cursed and haunted by
victims of plague and war
Lascaux Caves, France
Since 1963 these caves are closed for everyone except for researchers.
Indeed, human presence there can be destructive
Perhaps the 11th place is
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