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

Chaiten

Chaiten


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

09 – Oradour sur Glane – France

Oradour sur Glane

Oradour sur Glane


Oradour sur Glane

Oradour sur Glane


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

08 – Kayaköy, Fethiye District – Turkey

Karakoy

Karakoy


Karakoy

Karakoy


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

07 – Plymouth – Montserrat

Plymouth

Plymouth


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

06 – Bannack, Montana – USA

Bannack

Bannack


Bannack

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

Canada de Benatanduz

Canada de Benatanduz


Canada de Benatanduz

Canada de Benatanduz


Canada de Benatanduz

Canada de Benatanduz


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

04 – Varosha – Cyprus

Varosha

Varosha


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

03 – Beichuan – China

Beichuan

Beichuan


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02 – Romagnano al Monte -Italy

Romagnano al Monte

Romagnano al Monte


Romagnano al Monte

Romagnano al Monte


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01 – Hashima Island – Japan

Hashima Island

Hashima Island


Hashima Island

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