53 Bone Chilling Photos of Abandoned Places You Can Visit Today (But Probably Shouldn't)

By Sarah Norman | May 25, 2024

Is that a dragon on your aquarium or at you the Ho Thuy Tien waterpark?

Whether they were once hospitals or office buildings, theme parks or restaurants, a myriad of buildings have been abandoned and left to turn into beautiful ruin across the world. While many of them are awe inspiring, there are just as many that give viewers the heebie jeebies.

These abandoned structures have been reclaimed by nature, leaving nothing but a mystery as to who called these places home.

What will our architecture look like when we've moved on? Will it crumble into the emptiness of an abandoned city? Will our cars be covered in ivy like some of the intriguing photos found here? Some of these pictures will give you goosebumps, others will make you nostalgic for better days, but they'll all make you want to take a closer look at the deserted architecture that exists all around you.

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There’s no hotel and no food vouchers at the Ho Thuy Tien waterpark in Vietnam. Most people in the country do’t even know that it’s a thing. To get there travelers have to take a trek to the land beyond Hue, a place surrounded by crocodiles and overgrown with local fauna. The park opened in 2004, and even with its massive water slides and super cool dragon standing above the building it went out of business in a few years. The local government has tried to resurrect the water park, but as of this writing the revitalization project has never come to fruition.

Get comfortable, this exam looks like it's going to take a while

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These kind of old style examination chairs have never looked comfortable, but there’s something extra spooky about this chair in the middle of an abandoned hospital. Maybe it’s the decaying tile painted in a “calming” blue that surround the chair and dapple the floor, or maybe it’s the psychotic looking light that hangs from the ceiling. No, you know what it is? It’s the holes in the wall where cabinet doors used to be. No matter what kind of person you are, it’s safe to say that there’s something about this chillingly empty examination room that will appear in your nightmares.