14 Mysterious Corners of Our Planet the Travel Guides Don’t Mention

Travel lovers are well aware of all the main attractions offered by popular tourist destinations. Anyone can visit those places to see them with his or her own eyes. But there are other corners of Earth: spots that, for one reason or another, remain forbidden to ordinary sightseers.

Bright Side has recently learned about some of these truly mysterious locations. We would love to see those places for ourselves — wouldn’t you?!

The Kofuns, Japan

These artificial islands are the ancient burial sites of members of the Japanese Imperial family. On rare occasions, they can be visited by archaeologists, but only with the permission of the Imperial Court

14 Mysterious Corners of Our Planet the Travel Guides Don’t Mention

The natives living on the island will stop at nothing to protect their land from outsiders. So, for the tourists’ own safety, the Indian authorities prohibit anyone from approaching the location.

Area 51, USA

The existence of this top secret facility was only officially confirmed by the US government in 2013. According to the partially declassified documents, Area 51 is a US Air Force base where next generation aircraft are being developed and tested.