Skeleton of Abandoned Mansion in The Philippines

(Image: Aileen Guirnela, cc-nd-3.0)

Known as “The Ruins”, this striking structure in the Philippines is the skeletal remains of the home of young sugar baron┬áDon Mariano Ledesma Lacson. Located in┬áTalisay City, Negros Occidental, the grand house was reportedly set alight by US forces during World War Two in a bid to prevent the Japanese using it as a headquarters. Dating to the 1900s and beautifully preserved as a tourist attraction, the completely see-through Ruins is arguably one of the most wonderful and compelling abandoned mansions in the world.

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