45 Beautiful Abandoned Places [Photos]

Every building that exists has a story to tell, some more than others. This is especially true when it comes to abandoned buildings. When you encounter one, a variety of emotions are evoked, usually that of curiosity, melancholy and/or nostalgia. Questions such as ‘who made it?’ and ‘how long has it been here?’ start appearing in your mind.

In this post, we’ve gathered 45 beautiful photos of abandoned places from around the world. Whether from accidents, wars, money or just simple abandonment, each one has its own history that will surely keep you intrigued.

Namie, Fukushima, Japan. (Image Source: Damir Sagolj)

Namie, Fukushima

Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, North Korea. (Image Source: Timur)

Ryugyong Hotel

Tanque Verde Guest Ranch, Tucson, Arizona, USA. (Image Source: Ethan Kahn)

Tanque Verde Guest Ranch

Domino Sugar Factory, Brooklyn, New York City, USA. (Image Source: Tom Harrison)

Domino Sugar Factory

Michigan Building, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (Image Source: Bob Jagendorf)

Michigan Building

Bannerman Castle, Pollopel Island, New York, USA. (Image Source: ArtificialOwl)

Bannerman Castle

Buzludzha Monument, Bulgaria. (Image Source: KamrenB)

Buzludzha Monument

Hashima Island, Nagasaki, Japan. (Image Source: Jordy Meow)

Hashima Island

Miranda Castle, Celles, Belgium. (Image Source: P. J. L. Laurens)

Miranda Castle

Chambre de Commerce, Antwerp, Belgium. (Image Source: Saul)

Chambre de Commerce

Denbigh Asylum, Denbighshire, Wales. (Image Source: Jo Conchie)

Denbigh Asylum

Pripyat, Ukraine. (Image Source: Timm Suess)

Pripyat Swimming Pool

New World Shopping Mall, Bangkok, Thailand. (Image Source: Jesse Rockwell)

New World Shopping Mall

Barnes Hospital, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, England. (Image Source: Mike Peel)

Barnes Hospital

City Hall Subway, New York City, New York, USA. (Image Source: openingintro)

City Hall Subway

Michigan Central Station, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (Image Source: Albert Duce)

Michigan Central Station

Yekaterinburg TV Tower, Yekaterinburg, Russia. (Image Source: Kuriositas)

Yekaterinburg TV Tower

Red Sea Star Bar, Eilat, Israel. (Image Source: Distaplia)

Red Sea Star Bar

Wonderland, Chenzhuang Village, China. (Image Source: David Gray)


Spreepark, Berlin, Germany. (Image Source: Jan Bommes)


Sathorn Unique, Bankok, Thailand. (Image Source: IMP1)


Aldwych Tube Station, London, England. (Image Source: David Jones)

Aldwych Tube Station

Book Tower, Detroit, Michigan. (Image Source: Albert Duce)

Book Tower

Baker Hotel, Mineral Wells, Texas. (Image Source: Festino114)

Baker Hotel

Mos Espa Set, Tunisia. (Image Source: Iñaki Martínez de Marigorta Díaz)

Mos Esla Tunisia

Oradour-sur-Glane, Limousin, France. (Image Source: Dna-Dennis)


Canfranc International Railway Station, Canfranc, Spain. (Image Source: Wikimedia)


Six Flags New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (Image Source: Kim Hill)

Six Flags New Orleans

Sanzhi UFO Houses, New Taipei City, Taiwan. (Image Source: Chao-Wei Juan)

Sanzhi UFO Houses

Kolmanskop, Namibia. (Image Source: Damien du Toit)


Dayton Arcade, Dayton, Ohio. (Image Source: vistavision)

Dayton Mall

Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (Image Source: Albert Duce)

Grande Ballroom

Mid Wales Hospital, Talgarth, Wales. (Image Source: True British Metal)

Mid Wales Hospital

Camelot Theme Park, Lancashire, England. (Image Source: True British Metal)

Camelot Theme Park

St George’s County Asylum, Strafford, England. (Image Source: True British Metal)

St George's County Asylum

Orpheum Theatre, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. (Image Source: Marc N. Belanger)

Orpheum Theatre New Bedford

Battersea Power Station, London, England. (Image Source: Alberto Pascual)

Battersea Power Station

Beelitz-Heilstätten Hospital, Beelitz, Brandenburg, Germany. (Image Source: Doris Antony)

Beelitz-Heilstätten Hospital

Czestochowa Train Depot, Czestochowa, Poland. (Image Source: Mircea Tătuc)

Czestochowa Train Depot

Nara Dreamland, Nara, Japan. (Image Source: Jordy Meow)

Nara Dreamland

Abandoned City By The Yangtze River, China. (Image Source: cindyt7070)

Yangtze River Abandoned City

Abandoned Buildings Along Route 66, USA. (Image Source: Andrew Yang)

Route 66

Starlite Music Theatre, Latham, New York. (Image Source: Sébastien Barré)

Starlite Music Theatre

The Holy Cross Campus of Pius XII Youth and Family Services, Rhinebeck, New York, USA. (Image Source: Sébastien Barré)

Holy Cross Campus

Nicosla International Airport, Cyprus. (Image Source: Neil Hall)

Nicosla International Airport

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