Poveglia Island, Italy

Bird eye view of the abandoned Poveglia Island in Italy

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Located in the Venetian Lagoon of Italy, Poveglia island became a dumping ground for plague victims under the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte. It was, then, converted into an asylum for the mentally ill before it was abandoned altogether.

Abandoned Amusement Parks

23. Six Flags, New Orleans, USA

The spooky looking rides at the abandoned Six Flags Amusement Park in New Orleans

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The erstwhile theme park was destroyed by the Katrina hurricane of 2005 that destroyed about 80% of the rides. Due to the high restoration costs, the theme park was eventually abandoned.

Also in USA: Discovery Island Theme Park in Florida and Holy Land Theme Park in Connecticut

24. Wonderland Amusement Park, Beijing, China

A beautiful shot of the abandoned Wonderland Amusement Park in Beijing

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Designed to be Beijing’s answer to Disneyland, the Wonderland Amusement Park could become nothing more than one of the abandoned places around the world. The land prices led to the halt in construction in the year 1998. The land area is partially being used by local farmers to grow crops. There are also plans of demolishing the abandoned structures to make space for a shopping centre.

25. Dadipark, Dadizele, Belgium

Plants growing through one of the rides at the Dadipark in Belgium

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Dadipark was one of the chic amusement parks in Belgium that got shut down over a decade back when a young boy lost his arm in one of the rides. Despite numerous leaks about its renovations and reopening plans, all that the park has seen so far is rust, graffiti, and underground skating parks.