10 Most Astonishing Ghost Towns In The World

Ghost towns are strange and fascinating places, often reflecting some great upheaval that led to their doom. Some become unlivable due to environmental disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis to nuclear meltdowns. Others become the center of military activity and remain contested and uninhabited as a result like Varosha. I have rounded up ten notable ghost towns from across the globe for this list. Of course there are more. Feel free to use comments section to share your knowledge. I may come with part II for this interesting topic.
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10 – Chaitén – Chile

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Chaiten

By Javier Rubilar from santiago, chile (Escuela CHAITEN 299) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

09 – Oradour sur Glane – France

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Oradour sur Glane

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Oradour sur Glane

By User:Dna-Dennis (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

08 – Kayaköy, Fethiye District – Turkey

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Karakoy

Karakoy

Karakoy

By User:Darwinek (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

07 – Plymouth – Montserrat

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Plymouth

By Godot13 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

06 – Bannack, Montana – USA

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Bannack

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Bannack

By Raymond Hitchcock from Seattle, Washington, USA (43331 The Methodist Church) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
By Nomadic Lass (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

05 – Cañada de Benatanduz – Spain

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Canada de Benatanduz

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Canada de Benatanduz

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Canada de Benatanduz

By Maestrazgo (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

04 – Varosha – Cyprus

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Varosha

By Vikimach (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

03 – Beichuan – China

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Beichuan

Photo credit: treasuresthouhast@flickr

02 – Romagnano al Monte -Italy

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Romagnano al Monte

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Romagnano al Monte

Photo credits: psub@flickr 1,2

01 – Hashima Island – Japan

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Hashima Island

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Hashima Island

By Jordy Meow (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
By Flickr user: kntrty [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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