Ximex Mall in Harare was once one of Zimbabwe’s best shopping destinations but it was abandoned after the economy collapsed.
Montréal Mirabel Airport was planned as the world’s biggest airport, however it was beset with problems from the off and closed to passenger traffic in 2004.
The city of Pripyat in Ukraine was evacuated in 1986 following the disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
Okpo Land in South Korea saw tragic accidents on one of its most popular rides forcing the owner to abandoned the theme park and flee.
Disney’s Discovery Island was a popular attraction at Walt Disney World in Florida but closed when the similarly themed Animal Kingdom was opened in 1999.
The Glenn Dale Hospital in Maryland began life as a tuberculosis sanitorium before becoming a facility for the criminally insane.
The whaling station at Grytviken was abandoned by the Norwegians in 1965 following a massive decline in the whaling industry.
The village of Kelso in southern New Zealand was prone to flooding and the entire population was eventually moved elsewhere in 1980.
Puerto Del Hambre, or Port Famine, is an abandoned settlement at the inhospitable region of Patagonia at the southern tip of Chile.
The Ballaghaderreen Swimming Pool was converted from a reservoir however it became abandoned in the 1980s and has remained so ever since.