Top 10 Most Remote Places on Earth

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6. Mutuo


One of the most remote county in China, it’s the only county in the entire country completely inaccessible by road transport. This hasn’t always been the case – in 1993, they finally got around to building a highway. It existed for two days, carried a total of four vehicles (one of which got stuck and had to be abandoned), and was promptly swallowed up by the jungle. Today, the only access into the county is via a 200 meter long suspension cable, 100 meters in the air. Supplies such as food and medicine have to be carried in and out by hand.


7. Tibetan Plateau

Tibetan Plateau

Surrounded by spectacular mountain ranges, the Tibetan Plateau is the world’s highest and largest plateau. Dubbed as the Roof of the World the plateau reaches heights exceeding 5000 meters and covers an area of 2,500,000 kilometers. This is also one of the driest regions in Asia which remains frozen for most periods of the year and any settlement present here is nomadic in nature.


8. Ittoqqortoormiit


Situated in Greenland, this village is the most remote inhabited place in the western hemisphere with fewer than 500 inhabitants. For many generations, villagers have made a living hunting and trading polar bear and whale products. Fishing is difficult year round due to the harsh climate. The local heliport is the only means of access to this region for about nine months of the year. Unlike other remote areas this isn’t of much value as far as tourism is concerned.


9. Area 51

Area 51

As a remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base in southern Nevada its primary purpose is to support development and testing of experimental aircraft and weapons systems. The intense secrecy surrounding the base has made it the frequent subject of conspiracy theories and given that the US government didn’t even acknowledge its existence until 2003, it’s a hard place to visit indeed unless you are the president of USA itself or somebody with a lot of reach there. This is a part of many great urban legends and has been.


10. Cape York Peninsula

Cape York Peninsula

A huge expanse of untouched wilderness situated on the northern tip of Australia, the region has a population of only 18,000 people, and it is considered to be one of the largest undeveloped places left in the world. But this factor helps contribute to its amazing natural beauty, by making it out of bounds except for a few hardcore nature enthusiasts. The peninsula has become a popular destination for adventurous tourists, who drive jeeps and trucks down the unpaved Peninsula Development Road whenever it isn’t closed due to flooding during the rainy season.

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