From remote forests to maddening silent rooms and the world’s least noise-polluted city, here are 15 of the best places for a quiet escape.
1. Building 87, Washington, US
Described as “where sound goes to die”, this Microsoft research lab in the city of Redmond, Washington, is officially the quietest place on Earth, according to Guinness World Records.
The silent space, created by the tech company for optimal audio and device testing, is an anechoic chamber – a room insulated from exterior sounds and designed to absorb all reflections of sound and electromagnetic waves inside, making it completely echo-free. Read more