7 Places That People Are Forbidden to Visit

Lascaux Caves, France                                        The Lascaux Cave is a significant archaeological site housing prehistoric paintings dating back 17,300 years. These vivid Paleolithic paintings depict various animals but have been closed to the public since 1963 to protect them from potential damage.

North Sentinel Island, India North Sentinel Island, home to the Sentinelese tribe, is strictly off-limits to visitors due to the tribe's violent protection of their isolation. Inhabited for over 50,000 years, this forbidden island is under the strict control of the Indian Government.

Surtsey Island, Iceland Formed by a volcanic eruption, Surtsey Island is the newest island on the planet and is strictly accessible only to scientists and geologists. Human interference is prohibited to preserve the ecological succession occurring on the island.

North Brother Island, USA Originally a quarantine hospital and later a rehabilitation center, North Brother Island is now a bird sanctuary and off-limits to the public. Situated in New York City, it holds historical significance as the home of Typhoid Mary.

Dulce Base, USA Located near the Colorado border in New Mexico, Dulce Base is an underground laboratory rumored to conduct advanced experiments and house human-animal hybrids. With tight security measures, access is restricted to authorized personnel only.

Heard Island, Australia Heard Island, situated between Antarctica and Madagascar, is a politically Australian territory known for its barren landscape and active volcanoes. Restricted by the Australian Government to preserve its fragile ecosystem.

Ise Grand Shrine, Japan The Ise Grand Shrine, a symbol of Japan's shrine culture, is rebuilt every 20 years to maintain Shinto traditions dating back to the 8th century. This architectural marvel is off-limits to the public, reserved only for the royal family and essential religious ceremonies.