Every traveler has a destination of his or her dream. A place on their bucket list that will help them get on with their lives and stay motivated until their next vacation.
These destinations are something like those in fairy tales. They may look unreal, but believe us, these places do exist.
Here are twenty real-life places that truly belong in the fairy-tale world.
1. Göreme, Turkey
The unique rock formations are called fairy chimneys. This magical town is located in Goreme, Turkey.
2. Lake Bled, Slovenia
Lake Bled in Slovenia houses a small island. The island hosts a church that tourists can visit.
3. Neuschwanstein Castle
The Neuschwanstein Castle is the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s castle in Disneyland.
4. Paro Taktsang, Bhutan
In English, Paro Taktsang means “tiger’s lair.” This place is situated high up on a cliff in Bhutan.
5. Klaksvík, The Faroe Islands
This picturesque town in Faroe Islands is home to wonderful sights and friendly people.
6. Qaqortoq, Greenland
Qaqortoq is littered with colorful houses. The town is also home to world-class ski resorts.
7. Reine, Norway
This place is the inspiration for the city of Arendelle in the animated film Frozen.
8. Phraya Nakhon Cave, Thailand
The shrine is placed strategically in the cave so the the sun shines on it, making it look like ethereal place.
9. Kawachi Fuji Garden, Japan
A tunnel in the Kawachi Fuji Garden is covered with wisteria flowers making a tunnel from a romantic fairy tale.
10. Pamukkale, Turkey
Pamukkale means “cloud castle,” and the travertine pools of Pamukkale make it look like a cloud castle with glistening gemstones.
11. Lavender Fields in Provence, France
Tourists can lay down the bed of lavenders just like the princesses in the movies.
12. Ice Caves of Skaftafell, Iceland
Travelers will be treated with a unique and dazzling experience when exploring these ice caves.
13. White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
The White Sands National Monument of New Mexico is the largest gypsum dune field in the world.
14. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Salar de Uyuni is a salt flat, the world’s largest at over 4,000 square miles.
15. Antelope Canyon, Arizona
The curves of the Antelope Canyon look like they were made with sorcery, but they are just created by the water.
16. The Hallerbos, Belgium
Legend has it that fairies ring bluebell fairies to call their friends. Travelers may have a chance in meeting fairies in this magical place.
17. Lake Retba, Senegal
The unique pink color of Lake Retba is caused of a special kind of algae that lives in the lake.
18. Arashiyama Bamboo Groves, Japan
The bamboo groves of Arashiyama feel like it will lead travelers into another world.
19. Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
What’s more romantic than riding a train that passes through a tunnel of trees with your partner?
20. Ellidaey Island, Iceland
The little white house that you see in this picture is the only man-made structure on this island. A quiet and relaxing vacation place like no other.