This was one a busy mining town, until the coal veins under the city caught fire. This dangerous fire has been burning since 1962. The town was bandoned, except for approximately 10 people who still live there. The creepy town was the visual inspiration for the horror movie Silent Hill.
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225 Kms from Centralia
The nation’s capital, it’s packed with things to see and do year-round. Washington boasts monuments that are a must-see; cool neighborhoods with lots of shops, restaurants and cafes; and like New York, people from all over the world. It is also the nerve center of politics. Your embassy is highly likely somewhere in Washington. As a teenager, I spent summers in Washington, staying with an uncle and other relatives who live there. And as an adult, there always seemed a reason to return to Washington, either for work or for pleasure, sometimes both.
237 Kms from Centralia
As the second largest city ion Egypt you would expect it to be inundated with tourists. However, it is much more popular with the Egyptians and the hotels and attractions are aimed at them. It boasts wide stretches of stunning beach and remarkable scenery. Although it is just over 200 km from Cairo it has a distinct feel to it that differs from the rest of Egypt. It is much more Mediterranean in flavour. It is certainly worth visiting for its unusual atmosphere. Fans of literature will associate this pretty town with the works of E.M. Forster and Greek poet Cavafy.