Below are both old and modern underground walks that will sure give you that extraordinary way of experiencing places. In this list, you will be led to some spots that are sometimes forgotten, places that deserve as much attention as what is found above them.
These are the walks that will—quite literally—make you to scratch beneath the surface, and have the best time doing it.
Australia is known for its mines, and different tours are offered to people who want to catch a glimpse of them. Kalgoorie produces ten percent of the world’s gold, which means that this place is pretty important and undeniably magnificent.
This is home to the largest underground complex in the world. If you’re a fan of entering places…well, you will love this place because it has 120 exterior access points that lead to commercial or residential points.
This is different from all the things in this list in a way that it’s modern. Wanna go shopping? You can do so at the Montreal underground mall. In this underground city, there are shops, offices, banks, hotels, museums, and many more in an enormous underground complex, so needless to say, you will not have so much to do here.
Paris sewers (France)
So you’re done with the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. It’s now time to explore another part of Paris. For this one, you need to go way down.
These sewers have been draining Paris wastewater since as early as the 13th century. This is a place that will make you see another side of the city, and there will be some history lessons thrown your way as well, because a part of the sewers has been transformed into a museum.
Many words have been surely written about this place, but it was writer Victor Hugo who wrote one of the most famous lines related to the Paris sewers: “…Paris has another Paris under herself; a Paris of sewers; which has its streets, its crossings, its squares, its blind alleys, its arteries, and its circulation, which is slime, minus the human form.” (Les Miserables)
Cover your nose and open your eyes. The sewers of Paris will give you a treat.
Berlin Nuclear Bunker (Germany)
How much travel street cred will you have after telling your friends that you’ve been to an underground nuclear bunker. Quite a lot, that’s how much. This place was built during the Cold War, as a refuge for survivors of nuclear blasts. This is a radiation-proof Cold War Bunker which will most likely make your spine tingle.
The Catacombs of Rome (Italy)
If you want to see what it was like during the old days of Christianity in Rome, go here. Most notable in this walk of old churches, chambers, and galleries is the graffiti of prayers written by popes and common people. The catacombs in Rome are definitely forms of education you don’t want to miss.
Aktun Chen Caves (Yucatan, Mexico)
A nature walk with sights such as natural wells, stalactites and stalagmites, clear waters, and many more—these are some of the things that you’ll find at these Yucatan caves. If you’re looking for an underground walk that has everything to do with nature, this is your place.
Derinkuyu Underground City (Turkey)
Ten percent of this underground city could be explored by travelers. There are many underground cities in Turkey, and this is the biggest and deepest. Here, you will get the chance to see the rooms commonly found in underground cities such as cellars, wineries, churches, and many other ancient treasures.
Just like the rest of the underground walks on this list, this place has something that will not fall short in providing great pieces of history. Located in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), these underground tunnels were used in the Vietnam War. These were used by Viet Cong guerillas as a hiding place and a communication/supply route for guerillas.
These Vietnam tunnels was bombed many times in the past, but as we can see, it still stands today. This isn’t really for the claustrophobic, but if you’re game to enter some narrow spaces that have a great history, this is an underground walk that you must not miss.