The world is a mysterious and wonderful place with so many exotic and extraordinary places to visit. Yet, even if you want to, you could not travel to every single place as some might be restricted and forbidden to visit. Even if you have all the money in the world and have travelled around the globe, there are still some places you may not have seen. Not because of the lack of funds, but simply because these places are restricted to the population.
One of the places that are forbidden is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located in Norway. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is also known as "The Doomsday Vault". It is the home to 100 million seeds from all over the world. If a horrific disaster ever comes that will wipe out the plant kingdom, the seeds stored in the vault could restore our natural vegetation. The vault is located high above sea level and was built to outlast any natural disaster.
Another forbidden place is the Lascaux Caves in France which are a UNESCO Heritage site. France banned the public from entering the caves in 1963 due to fungal invasions. These caves give insight into the history of the human species and contain over 600 examples of prehistoric art that date back about 20,000 years. Yet you will never be able to see it for yourself.
Everyone's heard of Fort Knox based in Kentucky, USA, yet only a selected few have been inside. It is one of the most heavily guarded places globally, and it homes a large portion of the US gold reserves. The security measures are tight, and no one is allowed inside the vault, which needs multiple combinations to access. The building is made of concrete-lined granite and reinforced steel.
The Mausoleum Of Qin Shi Huang in China is also a place that is forbidden to outsiders. The Tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang was discovered in 1974 when they found the Terracotta Army, but it is yet to be excavated. This was one of the most important discoveries ever. Although they are afraid to give access to people and researchers as they fear that modern technologies could destroy the crypt. The Chinese government has since forbidden access to the tomb. All people know is that the mausoleum consists of complex networks and caverns filled with objects the Emperor might need in the afterlife.
Well, as you might have already known, Area 51 in Nevada, USA, is also forbidden to any traveller. Area 51 is one of the most popular places among conspiracy theorists because it is heavily guarded around the barriers to ensure no one pass the border. No one has ever successfully accessed the area, and many people speculate that they are hiding captured aliens or UFOs. Officially, however, Area 51 is a US Air Force and CIA testing territory due to its remote location.
Another interesting place you will never visit is the Coca-Cola Recipe Vault, based in the United States. Coca-cola is a worldwide, iconic and classic drink that has been around since the 1800s. However, even though the beverage is global, the recipe is one of America's greatest secrets. It is locked away in a complicated vault that uses a hand scanner, has armed guards, and a combination. Who would have thought creating a refreshment would be so secretive.
If you have ever watched the TV series, The 100, you might remember Mount Weather. This is a real place and very forbidden. The Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center is based in the United States. And, unless you are an apocalypse planner, a bunker is probably the last thing you are thinking about right now. Mount Weather Emergency Center in Virginia was built during the Cold war. It was developed to be the safest place in the world for any apocalyptic event. It was designed to protect government officials and the country's national treasures.