Enough funds and the feeling of wanderlust are all a traveler needs to visit any location in the world, right? Wrong! It’s easier than ever to reach the ends of the Earth today. However, there are still some forbidden places that you’ll likely never lay eyes on for one reason or another. Whether they are secret government bases or their conditions are too treacherous for the average visitor to navigate through, here are 18 forbidden places that will remain off-limits to most of us.
1. Ilha de Queimada Grande – Snake Island, Brazil
If you want to come in contact with a plethora of venomous snakes, Ilha de Queimada Grande, also known as Snake Island, is the place for you! For the rest of us, we’ll want to avoid this place at all costs, especially since it houses an estimated 4,000 creepy, slithering snakes who have completely overrun the entire Brazilian island. Visits to Snake Island are banned by the government, and researchers are the only ones who are brave enough to venture onto the land to study the reptiles, including the infamous Golden Lancehead whose venom can eat through flesh. *Shivers*