15 Magical Places that Look Like Fairy Tales Come to Life

Imagine finding yourself in the midst of a magnificent scenery that seem to magically appear from a fairy tale. If you want to explore picturesque and whimsical places, here are some of the world’s best ones that you would not want to miss.

Avenue of the Baobabs (Menabe region, Madagascar)
Avenue of the Baobabs
Highlights: Also known as the Alley of the Baobabs, a dirt road sandwiched between huge baobab trees.

Colmar (Alsace, France)
colmar
Why go: An enchanting town with colorful buildings, picturesque cobblestone streets, houses and buildings that date back to the medieval times

Glenfinnan Viaduct (Inverness-shire, Scotland)
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Why go: Famous viaduct with a railway that spans 1,000 feet and offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape, the Jacobite steam train passes through this viaduct to Fort William and Mallaig, Harry Potter movies’ filming location

Glowworm Caves (Waitomo, New Zealand)
Glowworm Caves
Why go: Home to the Glowworm Grotto where glow worms (Arachnocampa luminosa) provide an enchanting luminescent light at the ceilings and walls, a boat ride that lets visitors enjoy the magical sight of glowworks lighting the way

Hallerbos Forest (Halle, Belgium)
Why go: A beech forest that transforms into a fairytale-like world in spring time, complete with towering trees and numerous bluebells carpeting the forest floor

Hallstatt (Austria)
Hallstatt
Why go: A picturesque village nestled between mountains and a stunning glass-like lake, awe-inspiring baroque architecture, dramatic natural scenery, home to the oldest salt mines in the world, a subterranean salt lake

Hohenzollern Castle (Bisingen, Germany)
Hohenzollern Castle
Why go: A castle that stands majestically on a bluff that rises to over 200 metres in height, foggy days creates a dreamscape of a castle that seems to float on a cloud

Petra (Jordan)
Petra
Why go: Ancient town that dates back to over 2,000 years ago, rose-colored structures and ruins

Rakotzbrücke (Kromlau, Germany)
Rakotzbrücke
Why go: A 19th-century that is also referred to as the Rakotz Bridge, sits in the midst of a scenic park, an arched bridge some call as the “devil’s bridge”, the bridge forms an amazing and magical circle as it is reflected on the waters below it

Reed Flute Cave (Guilin, China)
Reed Flute Cave
Why go: Reed Flute Cave glows with colorful lights, a limestone cave known for the numerous reeds that can be found outside its multicolored interiors, home to several stalactites and rock formations

Saint Basil’s Cathedral (Moscow, Russia)
Saint Basil’s Cathedral
Why go: Cathedral of Vasily, a famous landmark that now serves as a museum; an unusual and brightly colored architecture, a fantasy-like spectacle

Shirakawa-gō (Gifu, Japan)
Shirakawa-gō
Why go: Traditional Japanese village nestled in a mountainous region, houses with steep thatched roofs, breathtaking scenery all-year round, picturesque winter-wonderland village during snow season

Ta Prohm in Angkor Wat (Siem Reap, Cambodia)
Ta Prohm
Highlights: The entire Angkor Wat ancient complex is a popular attraction for its breathtaking collection of temples and ruins. Ta Prohm is one of the stand outs with its compelling ruins that seem to have been partly swallowed by the jungle

The Dark Hedges (Ballymoney, Northern Ireland)
The Dark Hedges
Why go: Dreamlike avenue surrounded by beech trees, dates back to the 18th century, stories of a Grey Lady haunting the road as the sun begins to set add to the aura of magical mystery of the place

Wisteria Tunnel (Kitakyushu, Japan)
Wisteria Tunnel
Why go: Take a dreamy walk under a ceiling of gloriously stunning flowers at the Wisteria Tunnel in Kawachi Fuji Gardens, best time to visit is during spring when the flowers are in full bloom