Top 10 Ghost Towns in the World 2015 HD 1080p
1. Kayakoy, Anatolia, Turkey
In 1923, the Greco-Turkish war had ended, at that time nearly a million Greeks were living in Turkey. Upon the conclusion of the war, all of them were sent back to their homeland. Because of this, it forced towns like Kayakoy (a town of roughly 2,000 Greeks) to be completely abandoned. The remains of the village have been preserved as a historical site and even to this day, many tourist go and visit the area.
2. Herculaneum, Naples, Italy
Once a wealthy Roman seaside resort of Herculaneum, this town was buried under ash and rock in A.D. 79 because Mount Vesuvius decided it was time to erupt. To this day there are excavations done by archaeologists at this tie, all the time. They have come across a rather fascinating list of objects including: private villas, shops, bathhouses, and an incredible range of everyday objects.
3. Pyramiden, Svalbard, Norway
Once an arctic coal mining town controlled by the U.S.S.R, this town has seen better days. This place did go thru it's hayday, however. In a past life it was a premiere Soviet settlement, fully set with with worker's barracks, a sports center, and dire love for their leader Lenin. The mine is now a true ghost town with the buildings, including a library full of books, a theater, and a music hall with the world's northernmost grand piano, have been left as they were when the town was abandoned in 1998.
4. Bodie, California
Once a booming gold mining town, and home to over 8,000 residents, Bodie used to be a rather hoppin' town. According to legend, this town was quite famous in the late 1800s for gunfights and brawls. In the 1880s the mines had been largely depleted and the people began to flee town, ending in complete abandonment. The 150ish buildings still left standing in Bodie are almost exactly how the residents left them.
5. Humberstone and Santa Laura, Atacama Desert, Chile
Humberstone and Santa Laura are sister towns that were mainly used by saltpeter miners. They were both abandoned by 1958. The buildings have preserved well thru time and the main attractions include a theater with its original chairs, houses, a cast-iron swimming pool made from the hull of a ship, a hotel, and grocers' shops complete with price lists.
6. Bhangarh, Rajasthan, India
Bhangarh was once the local capital of northwestern India. In 1720s, however, the town was conquered by the raja of Jaipur. Because of this, residents quickly deserted the town. Legend contests that this town is severely haunted and there are even crazier stories surrounding the city's rise and extremely rapid decline.
7. Wenzhou, China
The super rich in China are doing what the super rich every else in the world are not. They are investing in multi-billion dollar construction projects that are throwing up gigantic cities all over the country. The only problem with this? No one is moving to them. Wenzhou can hold close to 2 million people, and yet only 20-30 thousand live there. That is good enough for me to consider it a ghost town.
8. St. Elmo, Colorado
A more traditional ghost town resides in St. Elmo, Colorado. Just like other ghost towns on the west coast of the USA, St. Elmo was once a booming mining town. It was also an ideal trading post along the railroad routes running thru central Colorado. When the railway shut down in 1922, it forced the entire town to shut down as the money was just not there anymore.
9. Chaco Canyon, New Mexico
A.D. 800-1100 was the time in which the Chaco civilization was hoppin'. Through this time, the historic canyon served as a ceremonial, civic, and commercial center. If you are thinking about making a trip there, there is a perfect 9 mile (14km) paved loop road that runs through the canyon. It is quite spectacular, really.
10. Ordos, China
Another one of China's infamous failed construction residential project cities, Ordos is quite astonishing, and is quite possibly the largest bust of any Chinese ghost town. Built to hold well over 2.5 million people, there a barely even 25 thousand residents. Not to mention a LARGE percentage of the skyscrapers aren't even being finished.
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