Bringing to you 10 coolest but forbidden places in the world, our planet is an adobe of numerous living and non-living things. Here is a list of 10 forbidden places on earth.

1. Tomb of Qin Shi Huang, China

China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huang lay buried beneath a hill in central China. He died in 210 B.C and his tomb is one of the most complicated ones. The burial ground consists of a massive network of underground caverns that are loaded with things that the emperor would need in his afterlife.

2. Niihau Island, USA

160 inhabitants are reported to be residing in the Niihau Island of the USA. The only way to reach this piece of land is by air but for that, you have to be a part of the US navy of have to know someone who lives there.

Access is restricted to this island by the government to preserve its habitat and wildlife.

3. Snake Island, Brazil

Spread up to 43 hectares, the snake island is located in Brazil. As the name suggests, this island is filled with numerous species of snakes. It is the home of one of the world’s deadly snake – The Golden Lancehead Viper, it’s venom has the capacity to eat through the flesh. A total of 4000 species of snakes reside on this island, and according to the locals – one would find one snake for every 5 meters of the land.

4. Doomsday Vault, Norway

Also known as the seed bank, the doomsday vault is situated about 800 miles from the North pole. The prime motive of this vault is to prevent accidental loss of flora due to global warming or and other emergencies. This seed bank stores over 840,000 samples of 4000 different species of seeds from every corner of the world. Only limited officials members are allowed to access it, who deposit seeds in the safety vault.

5. Dulce Base, USA

Situated near the Colorado border in New Mexico, Dulce Base in the USA is supposedly an underground laboratory where all kinds of out-of-the-world experiments take place. Few have reported that Dulce Base comprises of advance technologies and human-animal hybrids. Guarded with high security, this base can be regarded as one of the topmost forbidden places in the USA

6. Ise Grand Shire, Japan

The Ise Grand Shire of Japan is only open for the royalties. Located in the town of Uji-Tachi, Ise Grand Shire is dedicated to the goddess Amaterasu-omikami. Did you know this shire is one of the most expensive temples in Japan? Every 20 years the Japanese rebuilt this temple to maintain the Shinto traditions that date back to the 8th century. No one is allowed to enter the hallowed halls.

7. Lascaux Caves, France

Surrounded by beautiful and unique Paleolithic cave paintings are the Lascaux caves in France. This masterpiece of the ancient world is believed to be around 17,300 years old. Lascaux caves have been closed to the general public in the year 1963. In the year 2008, due to fugal break in the caves, authorities have strictly stopped human entrance to it.

8. North Sentinel Island, India

One of the most isolated islands in the North Sentinel Island of Andaman. Encircled by coral reef this island is inhabited by a small population known as the Sentinelese. This group of people has rejected contact with the rest of the world and is known to be violent in nature. In 2008, two fishermen who accidentally reached this island were killed by the tribe and in 2004, when Indian ocean earthquake and tsunami caused damage to the island, the researched party helicopter was attacked with arrows and stones.

9. Area 51, USA

Located in southern Nevada, Area 51 in the USA is one of the most mysterious and strictly prohibited areas. It is believed that extreme testing activities, experimental aircraft, and weaponry are located in this area. Theorists also suggest that the U.S government uses this base to examine alien activities, stores alien spacecraft, including evidence of an alien crash in Roswell, New Mexico in the year 1947. The air space of the base is also prohibited, thus making Area 51 altogether more mysterious to the rest of the world.

10. North Brother Island, USA

The first American to carry typhoid was identified in North Brother Island. After which this place was converted to a rehabilitation center for drug addicts. At present this Island has become a home to a bird sanctuary and has been shut down permanently for the common people.