Al- ‘Ula was an oasis town in Saudi Arabia located on the old incense trading route. It was abandoned about 40 years ago and remains a ghost town in the desert.
Mary Kathleen was once a bustling mining centre in north-western Queensland, Australia however the mining industry declined and the town was left abandoned.
Times Beach is located near St Louis, Missouri and it’s abandonment is one of the most interesting stories of any ghost town. A deadly dioxin scandal caused the evacuation of the entire town.
The ghost town of Pontotoc was established in 1878 however a fire in the theatre caused the entire town to be abandoned in 1947.
The town of Weston in Illinois was built in the 1960’s as a new town however it was chosen as the site of the National Accelerator Laboratory and was abandoned as a result.
Balestrino in Italy suffered from earthquakes over the years and eventually in 1953, the government took the decision to move the entire population to a new village nearby.
Bodie is a ghost town located in California. It began as a mining camp in 1859 but by the early 1900s, it was abandoned.
Yerranderie in New South Wales, Australia was once a bustling mining town however in the 1920s it was abandoned when the industry collapsed
The ghost town of Klomino was abandoned following the fall of the Iron Curtain. It is Poland’s only ghost town.
Varosha in Cyprus was abandoned after the Turkish invasion of 1974 and has become a ghost town, a chilling reminder of the war that divided the island