Continued from our former article, this is the second list of most remote places on earth. If you were intrigued by our previous catalog, we have more bizarre places for you to take a look at and sate your curiosity.
List of +6 Most Remote Places On Earth
Below are six places on earth that have seen very little civilization, whose histories are still shrouded in mystery. In some cases, even the wildest tales seem to fall short of a satisfactory explanation.
1. Sentinel island
North Sentinel Island is a part of the Andaman Islands, an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. The only inhabitants of this island are the Sentinelese. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that they are the last uncontacted people in the world in one of the most remote places on earth.
Virtually no form of contact with modern civilization has occurred with the Sentinelese. It seems the tribe prefers their isolation too as they have rejected all attempts at establishing a relationship with the external world, sometimes with violence.
The Indian government, under whose statehood the island falls, recognizes the uniqueness and extraordinary circumstances of the Sentinelese and has declared the entire island and its surrounding waters extending 5 nautical miles (9.26 km) from the island to be an exclusion zone. Meaning nobody can access these parts without permission from the government.
2. Fraser island
Fraser Island is located along the southeastern coast of Queensland, Australia in the Wide Bay Burnett region. The beautiful island is composed of sand and is one of the largest in the world at 1840 square kilometers. One might be surprised to know that despite having a sandy soil profile, the island has rainforests, eucalyptus woodland, mangrove forests, Wallum and peat swamps, sand dunes and coastal heaths.
The sand has been accumulating for approximately 750,000 years on volcanic bedrock that provides a natural catchment for the sediment which is carried on a strong offshore current northwards along the coast. The native population is small, with less than 200 people.
A ferry working from River Heads (South of Hervey Bay) to Kingfisher Bay and Wanggoolba Creek or Inskip Point to the north of Rainbow Beach to Hook Point serves as transport. One of the most remote places on earth, it can also be reached by a chartered flight.
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3. The Odessa catacombs
Underneath the picturesque city of Odesa, Ukraine lies the Odesa Catacombs, a system of tunnels that are mostly the result of stone mining, particularly coquina. The Odessa Catacombs consists of a network of basements, bunkers, drainage tunnels and storm drains as well as natural caves.
These twisty turny tunnels that run up to nearly 2500 kilometers are said to be one of the world’s largest urban labyrinths. They can be quite dangerous too. Reportedly, a girl once lost her life due to dehydration after she ventured inside one of these endless passages. Recognizing the danger it presented to the public, only one small portion of the catacombs is open within the “Museum of Partisan Glory” in Nerubayskoye, north of Odessa.
4. Padmanabhaswamy temple
Located in Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital of Kerala, India, the Padmanabhaswamy temple dates its origin back to 500 B.C. The temple institution is referred to in ancient texts and has six vaults built under its Sanctorum. From these, five of the vaults have been opened, but there is one secret vault that still remains unopened to date. It is believed that the opening of this mysterious vault will bring disaster to the region. It is said that researchers have stumbled over findings that are estimated to be over $1 trillion in worth.
There are other spooky chambers where the walls are allegedly said to be made of solid gold. In a chamber termed Vault A, 2000 pounds of gold coins dating to 200 B.C. were discovered. Also found was a pure golden throne adorned with hundreds of diamonds and precious stones. The artifact was meant as a seat for a mythical 18-foot long deity. Solid gold crowns have also been found, all studded with diamonds and other precious stones.
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5. Easter Island
Possibly the most remote place on earth in the truest of sense, Easter Island is located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle in Oceania. The island is now desolated; nobody has lived on Easter Island for many years.
The island is renowned for its monumental statues that look up to the skies in exultation. Nearly a thousand of these mysterious statues dot the landscape. They are called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people.
The myths that surround the island sound almost like fairy tales. Nobody really knows how these massive statues were constructed, how they were then transported. Even the truth about the people who once inhabited this island is shrouded in mystery. The only way to get to Rapa Nui is by plane.
6. Socotra Island
Socotra Island, also called Soqotra, lies in the Socotra archipelago, between the Guardafui Channel and the Arabian Sea. It is the largest of four islands in the archipelago. The territory is located near major shipping routes and is officially part of Yemen. The island, being one of the most remote places on earth, has evolved its own flora and fauna and is home to over 100 different species of birds, of which some are endemic to Socotra island only.
The most striking feature of Socotra island is the dragon’s blood trees. As unusual as its name is, the physical features will probably leave you slack-jawed. The tree is shaped like an umbrella, almost as if it is an oversized mushroom. The trees can live a thousand years and are believed to have medicinal properties much. With its distinct form, the Dragon Blood’s trees of Socotra Island are a marvel to the eyes that can be witnesses nowhere else.
Although we have gone much ahead in terms of technology and science, yet you’d perhaps agree with us when we say that there is still much left to be explored and studied on this amazing planet.
The lists that we have compiled for you represent perhaps a small portion of what the Earth has in store for us. Until the spirit of adventure in us dies out completely, we will forever be seeking new remote places to travel.