Pripyat is an abandoned city in northern Ukraine. Located within the Chernobyl disaster zone, Pripyat was ground zero for the worst nuclear disaster in history when an accident destroyed a plant reactor on April 26, 1986. The city, which once had a population or nearly 50,000, was evacuated and is now a ghost town.
Radiation levels remain too high for permanent human habitation, though it is considered safe for tourists to visit. The vanquished city’s ghoulish ambiance includes an old amusement park, with a rickety, abandoned Ferris wheel and empty, lifeless bumper cars.