Photos From The Road: The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

IN 1986 REACTOR NUMBER 4 EXPLODED.

Residents were forced out of their homes, and given only hours to collect all they could carry. They believed that they would be home again soon, but almost 3 decades later, the towns and villages of the Chernobyl exclusion zone are still deserted. Devoid of all human life, radiation has turned this land into an urban wasteland. It’s a tragic story of human folly, but for the dark tourist it’s better than Christmas.

Here are a few of the things I saw in the Exclusion Zone! Radiation level, high.

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Highway to the Danger Zone!

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The lost villages.

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Empty beds in an empty kindergarten.

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The dodgems.

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A lovely day at the funfair.

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Fancy a swim?

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School’s out forever.

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Radioactive gas masks.

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Radioactive books.

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A radioactive gym.

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A radioactive truck.

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The Russian Woodpecker. The Soviet’s loved their giant radar contraptions. The bigger the better.

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Check out these epic photos from inside the dark depths of the Chernobyl Exclusion zone! Radiation level: HIGH

All Photos Property of Richard Collett

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I'm Richard, the founder and editor of Travel Tramp. I'm a travel mad Englishman on one epic adventure around the world. I love going to countries that don't exist and destinations no one's even heard of.

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  • Shelly April 10, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    These are so cool!

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