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Burj Al Babas
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Check out Burj Al Babas, the fairytale ghost town in Turkey

Discover a whole village full of abandoned castles 🏰

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With the winter chill soon to set in, we're in the mood for something eerie. And what's more eerie than a ghost town?

Located about halfway between Istanbul and Ankara you'll find Burj Al Babas, a ghost town that is made up of hundreds of nearly identical castles. Some castles are more finished than others, but the one thing they all have in common is that they are all abandoned. Read on to learn more!


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The developers wanted to build these villas for wealthy tourists, who could turn them into luxury holiday homes. Unfortunately, the contractor went bankrupt in 2018 which lead the investors to withdraw from the deal, and construction was never completed.

More than £151 million has been invested to transform this piece of land into a Turkish fairytale paradise. in the end, however, the Burj al Babas was never completed and sits completely empty to this day.

587 of Burj Al Babas' 732 planned buildings have been completed, and there are also plans to build cinemas, sports facilities and Turkish baths. What will happen to the town now is unknown.

What do you think, pirates? Would you be interested in taking a tour of this fairytale ghost town?

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