Three Abandoned Places To See Near Travel Hotspots

ZoominTVLifestylePublished: April 27, 2018
Published: April 27, 2018

Are you an off-the-beaten path traveler? Here are 3 epic locations to explore where there are NO tourists and NO lines.

Have you ever gone on vacation and wanted to connect with the local culture and people only to be plagued with other tourists? Here we show you three spots near tourist destinations that tourists do not go, abandoned places, off the beaten track, that any thrill seeker would enjoy. These 3 places are in the shadows of popular tourist destinations but are completely abandoned, giving you the freedom to explore. How adventurous!

The first abandon location to explore is located a 45-minute drive from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates in Umm Al Quawain, you can find an elusive, crashed soviet cargo plane that holds an illegal past. Infamous arms dealer Viktor Bout, an arms dealing ace, used to smuggle weapons into Africa in order to fuel wars in the continent. He was captured in a sting operation in Thailand in 2008; however, his plane the Ilyushin Il-76 that he used for many missions transporting Eastern European weaponry to wars in Africa, using the free trade in the UAE at the time, is abandoned and free to explore at an airstrip in the Emirati desert.

After 30 minute drive from Paris, France in Le Plessis-Robinson, you will find the second abandoned location to explore. A beautiful château that holds unsuspecting dark past. Before 1975 abortion was illegal in France and pregnancy before marriage was frowned upon, young expecting mothers would be hidden away in the château, also named solitude château, for schooling. Mother’s described their time at the château as “hell like”. While this location holds a twisted past, the beautiful chateau remains abandoned.

The third abandoned location, which is located in Podolsk, Russia, an hour’s drive from Moscow. The gigantic Dubrovitsy estate looks magnificent but holds a tragic ending. The manor was built in the late 1700s and was held by noble families for over a hundred years. This manor was later held by Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until 1953. The manor is where Stalin kept his political prisoners in 1923. They were also executed on the grounds of the manor. The manor which holds architecture from the 18th century is too expensive to restore, so it sits in disrepair awaiting visitors. While the stunning manor holds a dark past, the building still looks elegant and free to discover.

These three places are adventurous places to explore, in the shadows of popular tourist destinations. Instead of being swarmed by tourists, and seeing the same things that others see while traveling, why not explore interesting places that won’t be featured in tour guides. These places all have a dark past in common, which makes them perfect for the “off the beaten track” traveler or urban explorers to enjoy.

What do you think of the video? Have you visited any abandoned places near popular tourist destinations? Make sure you tell us in the comments down below what you thought of the video and be sure to share this video with others so they can be adventurous too!

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