Much of what I first read about Ghost Towns, and most of the ones I’ve seen, are about places in the America West. And while that is a great place to do some Ghost Town hunting, there are many places across the world that also have great Ghost Towns. Can I just take a year off of work and go visit all of these? Please!
Bhangarh, India, was deserted in the 17th century when raja of Jaipur conquered the city. It’s now mostly ruins with lots of legends and ghosts.
Kolmanskop, Namibia, was abandoned in the 1950s when the Namib Desert consumed most of it. Many houses and buildings are filled with sand.
Blechite, Spain, was destroyed during the Spanish Civil War in 1937. I can imagine there are some unhappy ghosts wandering about this deadly battle field.
Herculaneum, Italy, was wiped out in A.D. 79 when Mount Vesuvius erupted. Over time, archaeologists have been able to find some cool buildings and everyday objects.
Kayakoy, Turkey, was abandoned after the Greco-Turkish war in 1923 when millions of Greeks living in Turkey were repatriated. Homes and Greek Orthodox Churches still stand today.
There are hundreds of other Ghost Towns around the world, but here are just a few I hope to one day visit.