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Incredibly picturesque parks and gardens, old houses with almost surreal facades, castles and churches full of historical charm belong to a list of objects, in which it’s simply impossible to believe. They are so beautiful and harmonious, that seem to be very real fairy-tale illustrations. The places, where the atmosphere is not real, can be found in the distant mountains, as well as in the vicinity of touristy cities and among lifeless African deserts. This review presents the most amazing among really existing places that are simply fabulous.

El Santuario de Las Lajas, Colombia

In Colombia, there is a unique Gothic monument - the church of Las Lajas. This temple is considered one of the most beautiful and wonderful in the world. It is located on an artificial stone bridge that spans two sides of a deep gorge. The sight is built in neo-Gothic style. The church looks special against the steep cliffs covered with vegetation. The sight is situated in the vicinity of the town of Ipiales. Many amazing legends are associated with it.

El Santuario de Las Lajas, Colombia According to a legend, there was a cage near the place, where the church is currently located. Townspeople considered it to be notorious; locals tried to bypass the place. That changed in the mid-18th century. In 1754, the local woman, Maria Mueses, with her deaf-mute daughter Rosa were passing through the gorge. When they were near the cave, the woman saw the image of the Virgin that later healed the girl. After a surprising case, an image of the Virgin with the child appeared on one of the rocks.

This awesome icon is able to cure people. Pilgrims from all the surrounding towns come here to see it. In 1794, the first chapel was built near the cherished cave. Since then, an expansion and improvement of the church did not stop until 1948. The main relic of the church of Las Lajas is an icon on the rock, which still has a wonderful ability to heal the terminally ill people. Many tourists come to this place not only for the promised healing, but simply to admire the amazing architectural monument that looks like an illustration in a fairy tale. Next - Five Flower Lake

Five Flower Lake, China

Five Flower Lake, China One of the main natural attractions of China is Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve featuring the incredibly beautiful and mysterious Five Flower Lake. One of its main characteristics is explained by the name of the lake. Its water periodically changes colors and can be yellow, then green, and then blue. Most often, the water is of saturated diamond-blue color. The constant change of color is just one of the features of the lake. Complete article

Sintra, Portugal

Sintra, Portugal Portugal also has an amazing location that strikes with its fabulous atmosphere. That’s the old town of Sintra. Today, its colorful ambience is known all over the world. The ancient town was able to preserve the pristine architecture. There, you can see numerous majestic palaces, castles, and monasteries surrounded by centuries-old forests. The place features a very soothing and romantic atmosphere. The port city was founded in 1154 on the site of the fortress of the same name. Now, the whole territory of the town and its immediate surroundings are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Complete article

Hitsujiyama Park, Japan

Hitsujiyama Park, Japan One of the best places in the world for admiring the fabulous scenery is Hitsujiyama Park located in Japan. The area of ​​this park is about 1 000 square meters. Many tourists tend to visit it in spring. At this time, the park is incredibly beautiful; phlox of thousands different colors, from delicate pink to deep purple, bloom there. Every year, best florists from around the world are involved in designing the Hitsujiyama Park. They plant flowers in such a way that during blooming they form harmonious patterns. Complete article

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China Connoisseurs of natural beauty have to visit Zhangjiajie National Park in China. It is also able to surprise with its fabulous scenery. Fans of Avatar movie will find it particularly amazing to walk through the park. It is believed that its wonderful landscapes inspired James Cameron to the idea of the fairy world of Pandora. The amazing park is a landmark of world importance. Its main feature are quartz and sand pillars. The height of some of them is more than 1 000 meters. Complete article

Lake Hillier, Australia

Lake Hillier, Australia In Australia, there is a wonderful lake Hillier. At the first sight, it is very difficult to believe in its existence. The water in this lake features bright pink color showing an amazing contrast to sandy shores. This unique natural attraction is situated on the Middle Island, surrounded by the picturesque eucalyptus forest. The discoverer of this island was the British explorer Matthew Flinders, who landed on the island in 1802. When he climbed to the highest point, the traveler noticed an amazing lake with the rose water. Complete article

Dark Hedges, Ireland

Dark Hedges, Ireland Fans of walks along unusual fabulous places should go to the village of Armoy in Ireland. It is known to the whole world because of its surroundings. That’s a dark alley that resembles a frame from a horror movie. This natural tunnel of beech trees really looks very intimidating. An amazing story is associated with the alley. It was planted in the 18th century by the Stuart family that owned the land. A row of trees served as a natural entry into the territory of their estates. For more than 200 years, the old alley was greatly expanding. Now, trees are closely intertwined with each other. The place looks particularly impressive just after sunset. Complete article

Caddo Lake, USA

Caddo Lake, USA Caddo Lake is considered to be one of the most beautiful fairy-tale places In the United States. The area of ​​this lake occupies about 10 hectares. It is noteworthy that majestic cypress trees are growing there directly out of the water. This unique cypress forest is the largest in the world. The age of the trees is several hundred years. Surprisingly, the formation of a unique natural landscape is contributed to the human factor, or, if more precisely - to a discharged waste. Complete article

The Skagit Valley, USA

The Skagit Valley, USA No less beautiful and inviting place is the Skagit Valley. For many years, tulips have grown there. A colorful field of tulips attracted a tremendous amount of tourists, who can admire the fantastically beautiful flower carpets in mid-April. The Skagit Valley is the largest flower farm in the United States. It was founded more than a hundred years ago. In the middle of 20th century, the farm existence was threatened, as the vast valley has to be used for the construction of a nuclear power plant. Complete article

Serengeti National Park, Kenya-Tanzania

Serengeti National Park, Kenya-Tanzania On the border between the two African countries, Tanzania and Kenya, there is a unique natural reserve, Serengeti. Tourists from all over the world come here to admire its beauty. Lions are among the main inhabitants of the nature reserve. Serengeti is one of the few places on earth, where you can watch these predators in their natural habitat. Not surprisingly, it became the prototype of Simba's World in the well known Disney cartoon, The Lion King. Complete article

French Quarter in New Orleans, USA

French Quarter in New Orleans, USA The unique ambience of the French Quarter, which is the most spectacular and picturesque district of New Orleans, is inextricably linked to one of the Disney cartoons. The French Quarter certainly will seem familiar to those who love an old Disney cartoon, The Princess and the Frog. It unmistakably represents the unique architecture of the area. Complete article

Dunnottar Castle, Scotland

Dunnottar Castle, Scotland Travelers who want to look for the Merida princess castle from The Brave cartoon have to go to Scotland, close to Aberdeen. Here is the legendary castle Dunnottar that has served as the prototype of the fairytale castle. It is one of the prominent historical monuments of Scotland. The first mention of the fortress dates back to the 7th century. The building is located on a cliff top. Complete article

Riquewihr, France

Riquewihr, France In France, in Loire River Valley, there is the charming town of Riquewihr. That's a birthplace of the Disney heroine Belle. This charming medieval town was founded in the 15th century. The castle was built by representatives of Wurttemberg Kingdom. Subsequently, a network of winding rocky streets with tiny houses grew next to the castle. Some of them have survived intact to this day. These wonderful half-timbered houses with unique facades represent a major hallmark of the town. Complete article

Butchart Gardens, Canada

Butchart Gardens, Canada Those who always wanted to walk along the fabulous park, are sure to visit Butchart Gardens in Canada. This landscaped garden with an area of ​​22 hectares is the largest and most picturesque of its kind in the country. A huge number of artificial ponds, rivers and waterfalls, countless elegant flower beds and exotic plants are among features of this picturesque garden. Complete article

Vezac, France

Vezac, France The amazing city of Vezac is situated in the southwestern part of France. Its guests will have an opportunity to stay in a fairy tale for some time. The most unusual attraction of the town is a boxwood garden that forms a single architectural structure with the Markizyak Castle. First boxwood bushes have been planted there more than a hundred years ago. Experienced gardeners created the most unusual forms of plants. Complete article
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