It seems hard to believe that with over 7.5 billion people living on Earth there are still places that we are content to leave abandoned. There are many reasons why people abandon a building or a place, but one thing is certain — eventually nature will take back what human beings created.
Here is a list of some of the most famous and fascinating abandoned places on Earth. The next time you want an adventure, seek out one of these spots and imagine what it would feel like to be the last person on Earth.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
One of the most famous abandoned places in the world, Angkor Wat is actually only a single temple situated in the middle of the gigantic abandoned empire called Angkor. Formerly the capital of the Khmer Empire, Angkor stretches over 240 square miles and features many different temples, houses, and monuments.
It is one of the most important pieces of architectural history in the world and as a result, has become the one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Asia.