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  • Saturday, March 17, 2018

Surprisingly, there are a few places on Earth that Americans are not allowed to visit. Here is an interesting list of the same:

Mount Kumgang, North Korea’s east coast: You would have guessed it right by now and the reason is that it is in North Korea only about 500 American tourists have visited Korea since the Korean War in 1953. Mount Kumgang and the surrounding area feature exquisite natural beauty, a famous Zen monastery, and challenging trails for hiking enthusiasts. Nearby Kuryong Falls plunges 242 feet before crashing into a series of lagoons below. Although the North Korean regime has begun to allow U.S. tour groups entry, “you’re basically under quarantine” the entire time.

Baracoa, Cuba’s eastern tip: Baracoa is Cuba’s oldest settlement, founded in 1511 by Spanish conquistadors, and is believed to be near where Christopher Columbus first landed in 1492. Important archaeological sites dot the area, and nearby caves provide visitors an opportunity to view pictographs and ceramic remains of Native American tribes that inhabited the island when Europeans first arrived. Tourist travel to Cuba is thoroughly restricted. Even travel to Cuba through a third country, such as Mexico or Canada, is technically illegal, and violators can face prosecution and a hefty fine of up to $65,000 upon return to the United States.

Persepolis, southern Iran: Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, Persepolis is a vast collection of ruins of columns, palaces, and tombs built by Darius the Great and his son Xerxes I, among other rulers of the Persian Empire. However, the U.S. State Department points out in a recent travel warning, “some elements of the Iranian regime remain hostile to the United States.” And visas are hard to come by.

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