Can you imagine visiting magical places that you did not even know existed? Although you are excited to travel and have already visited half the world, you will still have many wonders to see. You have so many incredible places scattered around the globe that it is often difficult to decide the destination. Curious places, hidden, paradisiacal, places that seem out of the imagination of a novelist or the pages of a fantasy story. Get ready to travel with MacroTraveller to the best magical places in the world!
Magical places to visit at least once in a lifetime!
Wisteria Tunnel in bloom, JapanThe wisteria tunnel in bloom or Wisteria tunnel is located in the Kawachi Fuji Garden gardens, about 4 hours’ drive from Tokyo. It is one of those dream places that leave you with your mouth open, imagine walking under a mantle of flowers of intense lilac and violet colors. It is a very romantic garden. The best time to visit is natural spring, between April and May, when the flowers are open in their entire splendor.
Avenue of the Baobabs, MadagascarThe peculiar shape of this type of tree is extraordinary for the intrepid travelers that enter the Avenue of the Baobabs in Madagascar. It is a fantastic place: trees 30 meters along the reddish dirt road and the best African landscape, if you want exotic and original travel here you have a good idea! It is located in the Menabe region, between the cities of Morondava and Belon’i Tsiribihina. One could not miss a curiosity about the destination: the baobab trees are 800 years old, and their name in the local language means “Mother of the Jungle.”
Sea of Stars, Maldives
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The Sea of Stars is how the phenomenon of bioluminescence in the sea is known on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives, and it is simply spectacular. When the night is very dark and the temperatures during the day have been especially high, this extraordinary phenomenon of nature is best appreciated. In the sea, there are small points of light that look like reflected stars, but in fact, it is plankton and microbiotic forms, which when coming into contact with the hot air and when moving produce that blue glow. Yes, it’s as if those particles shine in the dark. Because of this and its many tourist attractions, we could consider it one of the best destinations in the world.
Neuschwanstein Castle, GermanyThe Castle of Neuschwanstein is popularly known as the Castle of the Mad King. It is located in the middle of a spectacular landscape, high above the valley like a magical fortress, as much for its fairytale aspect as for its real history. King Ludwig II of Bavaria, nicknamed the crazy king for his eccentric and dreamy character, ordered him to build in order to escape from the real world and his responsibilities as ruler, and to approach his world of fantasy, melancholy, and loneliness.
It is one of the impressive places that you should see in Europe if you have not been yet. The decoration and arrangement of the rooms were inspired by the works of the composer Richard Wagner. As a curious fact, the Castle of Neuschwanstein served as an inspiration to Walt Disney to create his famous Castle of the Sleeping Beauty.
Angkor Wat, CambodiaIf you are looking for different trips and impressive places, you have to go to Angkor Wat in Cambodia. It is an authentic city lost in the middle of the jungle. Today of its former greatness there are only ruins among wild nature, but still part of these spectacular places that you will only find once in a lifetime. Angkor Wat means the city of temples. These were initially Hindus, but later they became Buddhists.
It is estimated that the time of splendor of Angkor Wat was between the ninth and fifteenth centuries during the Jenner Empire. To get there, first, you have to go to Siem Reap. The temples and the surroundings are so impressive that they look like a movie, you’ll expect Indiana Jones to come out from behind a bush at any moment.
Plitvice Lakes, CroatiaThe Plitvice Lakes in Croatia are some of the most beautiful natural destinations in Europe. Waterfalls, lakes, springs, and routes in the middle of wild nature, something else you can ask for? They are located in the Lika region, and one of the closest cities is the capital of Croatia, Zagreb. The fantasy landscape was formed during the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods. Without a doubt, it is one of those magical places that you don’t forget; getting lost in such an impressive landscape is an experience that you have to live. For an original vacation, do not hesitate to visit them because they are incredible.
The Village of Colmar, FranceThe Town of Colmar is definitely one of the most special magical towns and one of the fairy tale destinations in Europe. It is in the Alsace region, very close to the Black Forest and halfway between German and French culture. Their wooden houses with all the colors that you can imagine seem taken from a traditional story. When you visit it, you can tell it’s a place that has inspired stories. Do you remember the town of Beauty and the Beast? It is inspired by Colmar!
Pamukkale, TurkeyIn unusual places of the world, Pamukkale takes the palm. Located in the valley of the Menderes River, this area of natural pools is unique in the world, and you will not have seen anything like it! Its formation of peculiar white rocks is due to the appearance of thermal water sources and the high content of the mineral chalk that they contained. The passage of time and various chemical reactions have produced the landscape as we know it today, with that unique shape that looks like an icy waterfall, with crescent-shaped terraces containing small amounts of water. Pamukkale is also known as Cotton Castle.
Hallerbos Forest, BelgiumThe Hallerbos Forest in Belgium is one of those magical forests that do not seem real. It resembles somewhat the home of goblins, fairies and other creatures that live in the best fantasy stories. The floor is completely covered with a dense blanket of wild blue hyacinths, and it is a blue explosion that contrasts with the intense green of the leaves, which creates this effect of dream places in the heart of Europe. The best time of the year to see it is the spring and early summer, when the flowers reach their maximum beauty! You can go from Brussels (20 kilometers) or Waterloo (10 kilometers).
St. Basil’s Cathedral, RussiaSt. Basil’s Cathedral is one of the icons of Moscow and one of the most curious buildings in the world. With the shape of the domes and their eccentric colors, it does not leave anyone indifferent to pass through the Red Square. It was built by Ivan the Terrible in 1554, as a monument to his victory conquering the Kazan Khanate. Legend has it that Ivan the Terrible liked the cathedral so much that he blinded the architect so that he could not make such a beautiful building again (but history showed that it was only a legend because Postnik Yakovlev built other buildings later).
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