7 (More!) Abandoned Wonders of the World [PICS]

What causes people to abandon an entire settlement, town, or even a large city? Here are seven amazing examples from the North Korea to Thailand, New Jersey to Japan, plus three honorable mentions. Some of these sites are illegal, making these photographs a rare glimpse of incredible ghost towns. One of them has been burning for over fourty years!

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Does anyone know why these cities and towns have been abandoned?

One Response to 7 (More!) Abandoned Wonders of the World [PICS]

  1. Irving says:

    Fascinating stuff 🙂 It seems that a combination of Urban Decay, Military Secrets, Government Ineptitude and Civic Indifference are the main culprits. You can add New Orleans to the list now, or at least most of the poor areas wiped out by Hurricane Katrina.

    Peace!

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