100 Places You Will Never Visit: The World's Most Secret Locations

100 Places You Will Never Visit: The World's Most Secret Locations

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By (author) Daniel Smith

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  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 184mm x 244mm x 22mm | 798g
  • Publication date: 27 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1780873115
  • ISBN 13: 9781780873114
  • Sales rank: 22,735

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Ever wondered what it takes to get into Fort Knox? Fancied a peek inside the Coca-Cola Safety Deposit Box? Would you dare to visit Three Mile Island? The world is full of secret places that we either don't know about, or couldn't visit even if we wanted to. Now you can glimpse the Tora Bora caves in Afghanistan, visit the Tuscon Titan Missile Site, tour the Vatican Archives, or see the Chapel of the Ark. This fascinating guide book takes a look at 100 places around the world that are either so hard to reach, so closely guarded, or so secret that they are virtually impossible to visit any other way.

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Daniel Smith is an author and researcher. His books include The Sherlock Holmes Companion and a history of the Second World War Dig for Victory campaign. He lives in London.

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'A rare glimpse of the world's weirdest places' Lonely Planet magazine.

Table of contents

Introduction. Wreck of Soviet Submarine K-129. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. HAARP research station. Bohemian Grove. Skywalker Ranch. Google Data Center, The Dalles. Hawthorne Army Depot. The Skunk Works. US-Mexico drug smuggling tunnels. Area 51. Granite Mountain Records Vault. ADX Florence. Dulce Base. Cheyenne Mountain Complex. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Forensic Anthropology Research Facility. Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility, Johnson Space Centre. Fort Knox Bullion Depository. Coca-Cola's Recipe Vault. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Iron Mountain, Boyers. Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center. Raven Rock Mountain Complex. CIA Headquarters. DARPA Headquarters. The Pentagon. The Oval Office. Centralia. Harvey Point Defense Testing Activity Facility. Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Vaults. AT&T Long Lines Building. The Tomb, Yale University. Air Force One. The Oak Island Money Pit. Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre. Snake Island. Surtsey. The Royal Mint. Guardian Telephone Exchange. Government Communications Headquarters. Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down. RAF Menwith Hill. The Queen's bedroom, Buckingham Palace. MI5 Headquarters, Thames House. Whitehall tunnels. Bank of England vaults. PINDAR Bunker. Tower of London Jewel House. Rosslyn Chapel vaults. Wildenstein Art Collection. La Basse Cour. Bilderberg Group Headquarters. The Large Hadron Collider. Swiss Fort Knox. Bavarian Erdstalle. The Amber Room. The Fuhrerbunker. Vatican Secret Archives. Radio Liberty Building. Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Pionen White Mountains. Varosha. Gaza Strip Smuggling Tunnels. Mossad Headquarters. Negev Nuclear Research Centre. Camp 1391. Al Kibar. The Ararat anomaly. Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. UVB-76 transmitter. FSB Headquarters. Moscow Metro-2. Mount Yamantau. Hobyo. Chapel of the Ark of the Covenant. Fordo uranium enrichment plant. Tora Bora cave complex. Diego Garcia. Osama bin Laden's compound, Abbottabad. Line of Control. Temple Vaults, Sree Padmanabhaswamy. North Sentinel Island. Naypyidaw. Bang Kwang Central Prison. Gobi Desert unidentified structures. Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The Tomb of Qin Shi Huang. Hainan submarine base. The Tomb of Genghis Khan. Chinese Information Security Base. Room 39. Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Centre. Mount Baekdu hideout. Korean Demilitarized Zone. Camp 22. Ise Grand Shrine. Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant. Woomera Prohibited Area. Pine Gap Joint Defence Facility. Headquarters of Joint Operational Command. Index. Acknowledgements.