There are many unusual and spectacular places in the world. Some of which may even look like you have just been transported to another world. If you love traveling to destinations that seem to be straight out of fairy tales, here are fifteen of the most dramatic and stunning places to add to your list.
Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar
Why visit: A dirt road lined with giant baobab trees. Walk along the path and see the towering baobabs around you.
Why visit: Colmar is a charming and picturesque town that looks like it came straight out of the pages of the Beauty and the Beast.
Dark Hedges, Ireland
Why visit: The Dark Hedges is a stretch of road lined with towering beech trees on both sides. The trees date back to the 18th century. Eerily beautiful, this popular tourist attraction comes with a story of a Grey Lady that purportedly haunts the avenue.
Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland
Why visit: This beautiful railway viaduct sits in the midst of spectacular scenery. Taking the Jacobite Steam Train that passes through the Glenfinnan Viaduct gives you a great view of the Glenfinnan Monument, Loch Siel, and the breathtaking surroundings.
Why visit: A quaint town that has mesmerizing lakeside views. Explore deeper into this historic town to see more of the beautiful buildings and stunning natural scenery.
Las Lajas Sanctuary, Colombia
Why visit: Las Lajas Sanctuary is an awe-inspiring basilica that sits on a canyon. The building in its entire splendor provides a stark contrast to the vibrant green and natural colors of its surroundings.
Mont Saint-Michel, France
Why visit: An island commune that served as inspiration for Disney’s Kingdom of Corona for the film Tangled.
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Why visit: A breathtakingly beautiful castle that sits on top of a hill and surrounded by spectacular scenery. Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty castle was inspired by this magical-looking place.
Peleș Castle, Romania
Why visit: A gorgeous Neo-Renaissance castle that sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. The structure along with the scenic views around makes a charming sight begging to be explored.
Why visit: An ancient town that dates as far back as over 2,000 years. Also referred to as the Rose City, Petra’s structures and ruins are wondrous to say the least.
Quinta da Regaleira, Portugal
Why visit: An impressive-looking castle with intricate gardens and stunning buildings. Its deep wells with staircases spiraling along the walls are among the castle’s top attractions.
Rakotzbrücke (Rakotz Bridge), Germany
Why visit: A dramatic bridge reflected on the water and creating perfect circle.
Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Russia
Why visit: An eye-catching building that stand out in a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors. The unusual architecture creates a mesmerizing sight.
Taj Mahal, India
Why visit: A stunning marble mausoleum that served as an inspiration for Disney’s Sultan’s Palace in the film Aladdin.
Ta Prohm (Angkor Wat), Cambodia
Why visit: A place where the ruins of an ancient temple are almost eaten up by the Cambodian jungle. The place makes an unusual and compelling sight in the midst of tranquil surroundings.