EXPOSED: The 16 most secret and forbidden places in the world
Planning your next holiday? The following are 16 places you are absolutely not allowed to visit because of secrets, snakes or scary humans. Number one? Coke HQ in the US. The secret formula behind Coke is one of the most heavily guarded secrets in the world and protected in a secret vault, and only a handful of people can get in.
This island is swarming with 4,000 of the worlds deadliest snakes - ones that pluck birds out of the sky and kill them with venom that can melt human flesh. Ilha de Queimada Grande is 32kms off the coast of Brazil and is home to the lancehead viper. The island is so dangerous that visiting has been banned by the Brazilian government.
An indigenous tribe has lived on North Sentinel Island in the Indian Ocean for an estimated 60,000 years.
They have limited contact with outsiders and are extremely hostile. India's government has given up on making contact with the islanders and established a three-mile exclusion zone.
A secret feature of Disneyland Anaheim, exclusive Club 33 has a 14-year long waiting list. And if you did get on the list, the club requires a $40,000 initiation fee, plus, a $27,000 annual fee. Members get exclusive access to all the resorts facilities, private dining and more. Even the entrance is passed by every day by unsuspecting guests.
Have you ever heard the saying, "It's like getting to Fort Knox?" That's because Fort Know is fiercely protected and holds the US gold bullion reserve, as well as other national treasures. A security perimeter surrounds it, plus including 30,000 soldiers and a stream of attack helicopters keep watch. The gold vault is protected by 22-tone blast-proof doors and all visitors are forbidden.
This ancient Shinto shrine is dedicated to the goddess Amaterasu. The inner shrine contains a holy artefact known as the Sacred Mirror which represents "wisdom" or "honesty. Over the years it has been stolen, burnt, lost and even thrown into the sea, but has always been recovered.
This was built to store a supply of seeds that would be retrieved in the event of a huge environmental disaster. Very few people are even allowed access to the secure vault. It was opened by the Norwegian Government in February 2008.
Area 51 is a nickname for a military base that is located in the southern portion of Nevada in the western area of the United States. The bases primary purpose is to support development and testing of experimental aircraft and weapon systems. It's rumoured to be home to extraterrestrial activity!
Thought to be where the rich and powerful go to misbehave, this retreat is a 2,700 acre campground in California. Each July sees two weeks of heavy drinking, super-secret talks, worship rituals and an escape from "frontier culture."
Covered in 17,300 year old paintings made by early humans, these caves depict animals and geometric shapes. The caves have been banned to the public since 1963. They have been threatened by a series of mysterious fungal invasions.
This secret underground tube system was built during the dictatorship of Stalin. The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation refuses to confirm nor deny the existence of Metro-2. This is one place you will never be able to visit!
It’s hard enough getting into North Korea. Now imagine trying to get into Room 39, a secretive North Korean government facility home to several illegal operations including counterfeiting $100 bills, production of drugs (including methamphetamine and heroin) and international insurance fraud. Many claim that Room 39 is critical to Kim Jong-Un’s continued power, enabling him to buy political support and fund North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. We will just pretend we know nothing about it!
This abandoned amusement park was located north of Kiev, Ukraine in a city called Pripyat. Unfortunately it's been shut down and you can no longer go to visit, One day in Chernobyl a nearby town exposes travelers to the same amount of radiation as an X-ray or several hours on a plane. I think we can pass on this one!
The bedroom is buried within Buckingham palace and heavily guarded. In 1982, however, a man named Michael Fagan broke into the bedroom. It was considered one of the biggest royal security breaches. Even the Queen deserves a little bit of privacy!
Blasted deep into the side of mountain is a heat controlled vault. It contains over 3 billion pages worth of data on genealogy and family history on many Americans. Tours are given of the front of the vaults but much of it is off limits.
Founded by Francis White in 1693, the White’s Club is the most famous gentlemen’s club in Britain. It does not accept any female members and any man who would like to join must be personally invited by a current member and have the approval from another two members – unless he is a member of the royal family, or a well-known celebrity.