Not open to tourists

WHS that are COMPLETELY closed to the general public, and where there are no replicas available. Sites with only parts closed off are not admittable.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Decorated cave of Pont d'Arc Closed. A replica cave has opened.
Gough and Inaccessible Islands Visitors are not allowed to land on Gough island. Tourists are limited to Zodiac cruises which must not approach the shore and even crew members from passing yachts may not go ashore except in the case of an "extreme emergency". (Landing is allowed on Inaccessible if authorised by the Tristan Da Cunha government and accompanied by local guides who have to travel with the ship from the main island of Tristan)
Mount Hamiguitan Closed in 2010, may open again in 2015
Mount Nimba It is a "strict" reserve, forbidding tourism. (wiki)
Papahanaumokuakea Only open for specific purposes
Rio Abiseo National Park "Since 1986, the park has not been open to tourism due to the fragile nature of both the natural and archaeological environment." (wiki)
Stoclet House Privately owned, and only very few people have seen its interior.
Sundarbans National Park Core zone is not open to tourists
Surtsey Only open to scientists.


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