30 Beautiful But Forbidden Places On Earth

Niihau Island, Hawaii

#1 Niihau Island, Hawaii

The island is the private property of Elizabeth Sinclair’s descendants, a Scottish farmer and plantation owner who purchased it back in 1864. Niihau Island has since been labeled the Forbidden Island.

The name came about in 1952, during the polio epidemic. When the epidemic started, an order was issued stating that nobody was allowed to enter or leave the island.

Now, it houses around 170 people, none of whom got sick during the epidemic. However, it is still incredibly difficult to get an entry onto the island itself.

Despite the epidemic having died down, the island remains a secluded location. It is practically inaccessible even for the rich and powerful.

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