10 Ghost Towns Around the World

Silent streets and derelict buildings offer a glimpse into the lives of once thriving communities.

By National Geographic Staff
Published 24 May 2018, 17:43 BST, Updated 11 Feb 2022, 10:33 GMT

With their silent streets, derelict buildings, and remnants of homes and workplaces, abandoned towns offer a haunting view into the lives of once thriving communities. Here’s a look at our top ten from around the world.

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