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5 Real Places That Look Straight Out of a Fairytale

July 6, 2018

 

1. Paro Taktsang, Bhutan : Taktsang Palphug Monastery more famous as Paro Taktsang is a Buddhist temple complex which clings to a cliff, 3120 meters above the sea level on the side of the upper Paro valley, Bhutan.Visiting the Paro Taktsang Monastery is an unforgettable experience thanks to it’s unique location and the views of surrounding majestic mountains and emerald green valleys. The remote location of the monastery makes it amazingly beautiful and unique.

 

2. Mont Saint Michel, France : A timeless medieval castle that historically served as both abbey and monastery and sits just 1 meter off the coast of Normandy, France. While not always surrounded by water, the castle now sits atop a tidal island due to an eroding coastline.

3. Pamukkale, Turkey : A marvel of nature, Pamukkale is a place where nature created a majestic beauty. The white travertine cascades resembling frozen waterfalls and terraces of shallow pools were created by the waters of thermal springs reacting with the air. Pamukkale, “Cotton Castle” in Turkish, is also the site of the remarkably well-preserved ruins of the Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis which is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

 

4. Dark Hedges, Ireland : This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century.It was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House.Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland.The iconic trees have been used as a filming location in HBO’s epic series Game of Thrones, representing the King’s Road.

 

5. Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand : Fancy a dreamy ride through prehistoric caves that resemble a fairy tale world? Visit Waitomo Glowworm Caves in New Zealand; nature’s wonder that looks nothing less than a picture postcard place dim lit and wonderfully decorated by glowworms in the Waitomo region of North Island. Illuminated by worms also known as Arachnocampa Luminosa, Glowworm Caves are nature’s fine creation that has aged and attained uniqueness over a period of time. The Caves along with Ruakuri and Aranui Cave make for a must-watch attraction in Waitomo.