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The story behind North Korea’s 1,080-foot ‘Hotel of Doom,’ an abandoned skyscraper that has never hosted a single guest

The Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea, is the world's tallest unfinished building. Here's what it's like.
An abandoned railway in Karangahake, New Zealand.

I hiked through a creepy abandoned gold mine in New Zealand and lived to tell the tale. Take a look inside.

Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway in Karangahake, New Zealand, follows an old railway line with access to an abandoned gold mine. Bring a flashlight.
A 2011 view of the entrance of Jonestown, Guyana, a village where 909 cult members died by forced cyanide poisoning in 1978.

Decades after more than 900 cult members died in Jonestown, the jungle village is completely abandoned. Take a look inside.

Here's what the Jonestown commune looked like months after the 1978 tragedy — and what it looks like today.
Visitors on the roof of the Sathorn Unique, also known as the "Ghost Tower," in Bangkok, Thailand.

Take a look inside a 49-story abandoned skyscraper known as ‘Ghost Tower’ in the middle of Bangkok

The Sathorn Unique building in Bangkok, Thailand, was supposed to be a luxury condominium. Now, it's an eerie abandoned skyscraper.

An abandoned hotel in California was once a popular destination for Hollywood celebrities. Now some think it’s haunted.

Over its history, the resort has hosted celebrities, housed prisoners of war, and attracted worshippers from the Greek Orthodox church.
An abandoned swimming pool in the Central Africa Republic.

These eerie photos show what happens to swimming pools after they’ve been abandoned for years

A number of factors can lead to a pool's abandonment, from mismanagement to natural disasters to political unrest.
The once-opulent resort is now crumbling, abandoned, and has been declared a public danger as the spa's architecture rapidly deteriorates.

A look inside the abandoned and crumbling Băile Neptun resort, where Roman god Hercules and Austrian royalty reportedly once visited

This abandoned spa resort has origins in the Roman Empire and even hosted members of the Austrian royal family. Now, it's falling apart.
The springs of Tskaltubo are believed to have healing powers and could even promote immortality.

27 haunting photos show the crumbling ruins of an abandoned Soviet-era spa resort once used by Joseph Stalin

Go inside the ruins of an abandoned Soviet-era spa resort used by Joseph Stalin, where the thermal springs were once called the waters of immortality.
The prison cells at Eastern State Penitentiary are abandoned.

Built in 1829 and abandoned since the ’70s, Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary is one of the creepiest places in America. Here̵...

Walking through the crumbling cells, I learned about the prison's brutal history of forcing prisoners into isolation.
North Brother Island is hidden in one of the busiest cities in the world.

New York City owns a creepy island that almost no one is allowed to visit — here’s what it’s like

North Brother Island has a long history that's checkered with disease, death, and decay. Its future is also in question due to rising sea levels.