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No man's lands: the places where time stands still

Love Exploring Logo By loveEXPLORING staff of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 51: It's thought the phrase "no man's land" was coined in the 11th century in the UK and it was originally used to describe unloved patches of land outside of city walls. More than 800 years on, the term is still relevant for no-go areas – sections of land where people dare not tread – still existing all over the world. Many are the result of conflict and political disputes but some are simply quirks of geography. Here we take a look at taboo territories across the globe.

No-go zones

It's thought the phrase "no man's land" was coined in the 11th century in the UK and it was originally used to describe unloved patches of land outside of city walls. More than 800 years on, the term is still relevant for no-go areas – sections of land where people dare not tread – still existing all over the world. Many are the result of conflict and political disputes but some are simply quirks of geography. Here we take a look at taboo territories across the globe.
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