Real-Life Villages That Look Like Fairy Tales

We may be familiar with the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Taj Mahal, and other such famous landmarks. In fact, they are visited by hundreds of people every day. Their iconic photos are all across the internet, all depicting different angles, lighting, and visitors in them. There are over a hundred famous places across the globe that are deemed to be must-sees. But these are just the tip of the iceberg.

The world is full of wonderful, spectacular places to be seen and explored. If you're looking for less-known destinations that are equally impressive as the famous landmarks, then this list is for you. Not only are these places absolutely incredible to see, but your friends and family probably have not been to these destinations, which makes your stories refreshing and all that much more impressive.

Beautiful flowers hanging off the balconies in Cagnes-sur-Mer, Provence, France.


After the rain in Bibury, England, United Kingdom.


A quaint little town called Rothenburg ob der Tauber, located in Germany.


A magnificent waterfall in Gásadalur, Faroe Islands.


The breathtaking view in Hallstatt, Austria.

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A beautiful, sunny day in Bagnone, Italy.



Manarola, one of the five famous Cinque Terre towns in Italy.

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A quiet, traditional town called Gokayama in Japan.


Waves crashing against the shore of the small fishing town of Hamnøy in Norway.

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Local residents tending to their daily tasks in Eguisheim, France.

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Mother nature takes over this abandoned fishing village in the Shengsi Islands, China.


Clouds wrapping themselves around the towering mountain in Renndølsetra, Norway.


The Winter Wonderland in Shirakawa, Japan.

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The impressive island that is Monemvasia, Greece.



One of the many beautiful mountain villages in China.

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Gorgeous roses lining the exterior walls of houses in Penne, France.

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The incredible view in this small town in Oia, Greece is simply breathtaking.

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The spectacular Foroglio Waterfall can be seen from this quaint little town in Foroglio, Switzerland.


The small town of Bled stands proudly in front of the Julian Alps in Slovenia.


These snow-covered houses in Røros, Norway look just like something out of a Christmas tale.

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