<p><strong>Built nearly three decades ago but never used, the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (pictured) in the <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/philippines-guide/?source=newstravel_travel">Philippines</a> is now being promoted by its parent company, the <a href="http://www.napocor.gov.ph/">National Power Corporation</a>, as a new ecotourism site. Visitors can tour the plant and stay the night at an adjacent beach, which is home to a turtle sanctuary.</strong></p><strong> </strong> <p>"This will be the only tourist-friendly nuclear power plant in this part of the world," National Power spokesman Dennis Gana <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hqVJgBWJjn2Q4pmgku2ZnJbdo-gg?docId=CNG.b339308483fcb47f9fe5b1ed8a6e4f6b.221">told the AFP news service</a>. <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/continents/europe/?source=newstravel_travel">Europe</a>, in particular, is home to several others.</p> <p>"You don't see a nuclear power plant every day. Especially a nuclear reactor ... so I think for most people it would be very thrilling."</p> <p>(See <a href="http://intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com/2011/10/27/top-10-ghost-towns/?source=newstravel_travel">our top ten ghost towns</a>.)</p> <p><em>—Ker Than</em></p>

Wish You Were Here

Built nearly three decades ago but never used, the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (pictured) in the Philippines is now being promoted by its parent company, the National Power Corporation, as a new ecotourism site. Visitors can tour the plant and stay the night at an adjacent beach, which is home to a turtle sanctuary.

"This will be the only tourist-friendly nuclear power plant in this part of the world," National Power spokesman Dennis Gana told the AFP news service. Europe, in particular, is home to several others.

"You don't see a nuclear power plant every day. Especially a nuclear reactor ... so I think for most people it would be very thrilling."

(See our top ten ghost towns.)

—Ker Than

Photograph by Jay Directo, AFP/Getty Images

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