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10 most beautiful small towns in Europe (Part 1)

Europe owns many beautiful small towns with beautiful nature and breathtaking scenery. Below are 10 such beautiful towns in Europe to explore!

1. Mostar Bosnia

Mostar Bosnia is an ancient city located deep in the valley of the Neretva river in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina. With 113,169 inhabitants, it is the third largest town in the country, founded in the 13th century. There are many ancient Ottoman, Austrian architectures.

Mostar Bosnia is located on the Neretva river in turquoise color with elegant ancient towers and colorful markets. In particular, the Old Bridge dating to the 16th century was built by the Ottomans, characterized by Islamic architecture in the Balkan.

2. Town of Positano, Italy

Positano is a beautiful little coastal city, on the coast of Amalfi, Campania, Italy. There are many colorful houses with many picturesque stone stairs. The town is located on a hill with below the Amalfi Sea. In the past, this was a less developed fishing village until the first half of the 20th century. After that, the attractiveness of the place became more and more popular in the 1950s.

In the midst of a picturesque coastal town, the highlight is the old Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta church with a great roof with Mediterranean beaches, attractive harbor, shops, restaurants, and 13th-century architecture.

3. Wengen, Switzerland

Wengen is a resort city in Bernese Oberland, Canton of Bern, located in central Switzerland. Wengen is located on a 400m high slopes against the Lauterbrunnen valley, from here can admire the beauty of the 4,000m high Bernese Alps. Above there are villages with traditional wooden houses. Wengen ski resort is surrounded by the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, and Lauberhorn mountains.

4. Bibury, England

Bibury attracts many tourists located in Gloucestershire, England, on the River Coln and the beautiful romantic stone river houses along the Saxon Church, St Mary’s Church. With water meadows and romantic rivers, Bibury is loved by visitors with forests and grasslands of many wildlife species. It is particularly beautiful on sunny summer evenings or in cold winter.

Bibury attracts many tourists located in Gloucestershire, England, on the River Coln and the beautiful romantic stone river houses along the Saxon Church, St Mary’s Church. With water meadows and romantic rivers, Bibury is loved by visitors with forests and grasslands of many wildlife species. It is particularly beautiful on sunny summer evenings or in cold winter.

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Top three small towns to visit in Europe

Hallstatt, Brano, and Colmar are the three famous towns that many tourists are always looking for when visiting Europe. If you want to find out more about these 3 beautiful towns, check out the article below!

Colmar, France

Colmar is the old town of France, with a history of up to 1,000 years. Located in the center of Alsake, northeastern France, the town of Colmar is a frequent destination for many tourists. Arriving here, you will be attracted by small lanes, colorful wooden houses, and the peaceful life. The town of Colmar, considered by many people, is a quiet world of fairy tales.

Colmar is not only a favorite European tourist destination for many guests but also a place for wine connoisseurs. This town has long been known as the capital of the Alsace wine road. Visit the vineyards with wineries to give you more interesting experiences.

Burano, Italy

If you love the colors, Burano is the ideal destination for you. This town is considered the most colorful place in the world. In the town of Burano, houses are built close to each other and decorated with colorful colors. This is a way for the fishermen in Burano to easily recognize each other’s homes.

Here, you can take a walk and take photos with these eye-catching blocks. In Burano town, you will feel the peaceful and peaceful beauty of people’s lives as well as the natural scenery.

Hallstatt, Austria

On the list of the 20 most beautiful towns in Europe, Hallstatt is a small town located between Salzburg and Graz. Located on Lake Salzkammergut, Hallstatt is a poetic and peaceful town. Visiting the town of Hallstatt, you will admire the very beautiful and impressive beauty. Every corner of the town is an interesting attraction for tourists from many parts of the world.

The strange villages and towns in the world (part 2)
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The strange villages and towns in the world (part 2)

Longyearbyen Town, Svalbard, Norway

This is one of the settlements located in the far north of the world where people cannot die. In this town, there is a cemetery but has not been used for 70 years. The reason for this strange thing is that the icy climate here prevents the decomposition of corpses and makes them attract much wildlife so the people here when preparing to die are taken to the land in Norway.

Setenil de las Bodega town, Spain

The town of Setenil de las Bodega is built below the giant basalt rocks and is a tourist attraction in Spain. When walking on the streets here, instead of seeing the sky, visitors will see rocks appear on their heads, and they have been there for centuries.

Chefchaouen, Morrocco

Chefchaouen is a tourist attraction, located in the northeast of Morrocco, with most of the houses and streets painted blue. In Jewish culture, blue is a sacred color. Therefore, in the 1930s, Jews living in Chefchaouen painted blue for the entire town and this tradition is maintained to this day.

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Roswell Town, New Mexico, USA

This small town in New Mexico State is also known as “UFO Town”. People thought that an unidentified flying object had appeared in the town in 1947 and since then, they have built the town with ideas taken from UFOs including McDonald’s with a similar shape. In addition, it also hosts annual UFO festivals in the summer.

Miyake-jima Island, Japan

The inhabitants of this island town are paid by the government to live there. Since a volcano operates here, people must be exposed to unusually high levels of sulfur in the air and are always at risk of poisoning. Therefore, they are required to always carry poison masks and use them when the sirens sound.

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The strange villages and towns in the world (part 1)

The town without the dead, the city where people live underground or the village of Chinese dwarves are some of the most exotic small towns in the world. Let’s check out!

Coober Pedy, Australia

Coober Pedy is an opal mining town, built underground and established in 1915. The miners here decided to build a house for this location because of the temperature. The ground can be up to 51 degrees C. The town has underground shops, churches, galleries and even the first 4-star hotel in the world.

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Colma, California, USA

Colma is home to 17 cemeteries with 1.5 million graves but only about 1,800 people live here. This happened because Colma was the burial place for the dead San Francisco residents, after San Francisco decided not to build a new cemetery.

Thames, China

About 32 km from Shanghai, Thames town is the perfect replica of an English town with cobbled streets and ancient architecture. Completed in 2006, this town is virtually uninhabited and becomes the location for wedding photography by many couples.

Elista, Kalmykia, Russia

Elista is also known as the “chess city” and is an attractive place for chess lovers. The whole city is built on the theme of chess, even in the middle of the city square there is a giant chessboard.

Dwarf village, China

Residents of this special village have no one taller than 130 cm. People who live here have built the village as a place to avoid the ridicule and talk of people about their looks. Today, the village is complete with its own police and fire forces. At the same time, the people here decided to build their houses in a unique shape, making this place a tourist attraction and creating income for themselves.

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The smallest town in the world – Croatia’s favorite destination

Hum – the world’s smallest town – with only 17 people living is one of Croatia’s most loved destinations. Let’s join Vietnam Tourism to discover what’s interesting inside it!

Hum – the smallest town in the world

Hum – a 349-meter town on top of Istria hill, Croatia, is recognized as the smallest town in the world. This town was founded in the 11th century, when the Hum castle was built on the location of the ruins of an ancient Roman settlement. After that, the first houses appeared around. This is one of the most attractive destinations in Croatia.

Toàn cảnh của Hum - thị trấn nhỏ nhất thế giới

Panorama of Hum – the smallest town in the world

Hum town is built and developed inside the castle walls, never spreading out. Until the 17th century, in historical documents, Hum was called a “castrum”, meaning “fortress”. Today, the town has only 20 buildings on two paved streets with 17 people living.

The most interesting way to travel to Croatia to Hum is to go from Roc town, 3 km from Hum, along the road with huge stone monuments. Each statue represents a letter of the Glagolitic alphabet, so this road is called “Glagolitic road”.

Hum còn có nghĩa là "Pháo đài"

Hum also means “Fortress”

You can enter the town via a single gate, built in 1562 and then upgraded by modern metal workers.

Hum is located near Roč, deep in the interior of the Istria peninsula. These two towns are connected to a common history and culture, and are now Glagolitic Alley. The history of Hum begins in the Middle Ages Earl, and the fact that the town is completely surrounded by old walls and not many buildings outside are particularly interesting.

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Hum – a town with beautiful paved streets

Due to its peculiarity, the town is truly unique and interesting with historical, cultural, and Hum explorers especially attractive to nature lovers. Forests, meadows and hills are convenient for long walks and short family excursions.

Thanks to favorable conditions for the growth of Buzet mushrooms, this aromatic fungus almost became a symbol of the town. Therefore, the town of Hum is also called “mushroom town”. A visit to Hum should be ended with a visit to one of the tourist farms.

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Freudenberg – The most unique town in Germany

Freudenberg is one of the most unique towns in the world. There are dozens of houses looks the same. Coming to this town, looking for an arduous house is like “finding a needle in the bottom of the sea”.

However, it is the uniformity that makes it unique, turning this town into an ideal tourist destination when visiting Germany.

Located in southern Westphalia, in the Siegen-Wittgenstein district, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Freudenberg is rated as one of the most interesting medieval towns that exist today.

The Alter Flecken area is the oldest area and is also a unique highlight that helps the town attract a large number of tourists every year.

After being heavily devastated in the 17th century, the people of Alter Flecken began to rebuild their houses. The whole center has a total of 50 houses built in the same architectural style (whitewashed walls and wooden roofs), almost the same size and close to each other.

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These buildings are all selling timber, half are made of wood and the other half is made of other materials. It looks so simple but Alter Flecken is considered by the German government as one of “projects of international importance”.

The first time you set foot in the town center of Freudenberg, you may be dazzled by the architecture of the houses. It will be a real nightmare if anyone gets lost.

Alter Flecken is not only historically iconic, but it is also given a charming natural setting when its location is in the middle of the majestic mountains.

Besides, mild climate and romantic weather help this place become a famous tourist destination in Germany. Most visitors visiting Alter Flecken choose to walk or ride a bike to enjoy the romantic atmosphere.

If you have a chance, come visit this special town!

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The magic attraction of the beautiful small town romantic

Peaceful scenery, ancient architecture and wonderful climate are the reasons for small towns but attract tourists to visit.

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Sidi Bou Said is a small town located near Tunis, Tunisia, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Besides the beautiful landscapes, the town is said to be the inspiration of many famous artists, including Swiss artist Paul Klee. Photo: Shutterstock / Sidi Bou Said.

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Alberobello, located in Puglia, Italy, is famous for houses with a unique pyramid-shaped architecture, recognized as a World Heritage by UNESCO. Alberobello tourist town has a beautiful landscape with lots of quality restaurants. Photo: Shutterstock / Littleaom.

The old town of Annecy is located on Lake Annecy, France, with medieval blocks painted in vivid colors, giving visitors the feeling of looking at a miniature Venice. Visit Annecy, visit the ancient prison of Palais de I’lle and the castle Château d’Annecy, considered a symbol of the town. Photo: Shutterstock / byvalet.

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Sedona, Arizona is often listed on America’s smallest town list. At any hotel in town, you can easily admire majestic sandstone mountains. This is also an ideal place for visitors with many resort services and roads for those who like hiking. Photo: Shutterstock / Josemaria Toscano.

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The coastal town of Positano in Italy is the favorite destination of celebrities. The beauty of the mix of colorful houses such as white, pink and gold combined with the blue of the Mediterranean sea can surprise visitors. Guests can also walk around and explore chic fashion stores, restaurants and colorful streets. Photo: Shutterstock.

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Hoi An ancient town located near the Thu Bon river mouth, Quang Nam province, is one of the top rated destinations in Vietnam. Here, the old houses are specially preserved. Peaceful and ancient looks in the old town create a sense of relaxation for any tourists who come here. Photo: Shutterstock / Banana Republic Images.

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Dinan is a picturesque town in Brittany, France, overlooking the poetic Rance river. Guests can walk the streets and admire the artworks in galleries and craft shops. Photo: Shutterstock / canadastock.

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The town of Albarracín is located on the mountain top above Río Guadalaviar in Spain’s Teruel province. Here, visitors will feel like being back to the past and discover wooden houses, ancient fortress walls and maze-like streets. Photo: Shutterstock / Albarracin.

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The tourist town of Bled in Slovenia, is known for its charming scenery. Bled town is a church located on a small island in the middle of the lake, a medieval castle located on a cliff and majestic mountains of the Julian Alps. Bled is loved by the romantic atmosphere and activities like hiking, cycling and canoeing. Photo: Shutterstock / Ales Krivec.

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5 most popular Cambodian tourist destinations

1. The Angkor Wat temple

Angkor Wat is one of the destinations that Cambodian tourists are self-sufficient and follow the most visited tour in the world. In particular, during the holidays this place attracts thousands of visitors to visit. Because the architectural ruins here are not only beautiful but also hidden something very subtle.

Angkor temple complex includes more than 1,000 temples and sanctuaries within 200 square kilometers. In it, Angkor Wat temple is the most popular Cambodian tourist destination. Besides, there are a number of other temples that are worth visiting, such as Ta Prohm with the ruined ruins of trees, the temples built between the 8th and 13th centuries that have been restored.

2. Koh Rong Island

Want to find a Cambodian tourist destination to relax? You dream about endless beaches with white sand, clear water, and magnificent tourist resorts but still keep the pure nature? So, Koh Rong is the most suitable island for you!

The island is about 25 km from Sihanoukville. So far, the Cambodian landscape on this island still keeps its peaceful beauty, shallow beaches with blue water in the bottom, the wooden piers reach the sea full of romance. In particular, coming here you will not be disturbed by the noise of engine cars, motorbikes or tuk-tuk but only a few hotels and resorts to serve tourists.

3. Phnom Penh

Located at the junction of Tonle Sap River and Mekong River, Phnom Penh is the vibrant capital of Cambodia with about 1.5 million inhabitants. It is interesting to sit on the cycle and explore Phnom Penh city center, visit the beautiful Wat Phnom temple, Cambodia Royal Palace and the fair.

In Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Killing Fields you can experience and learn about Cambodia’s dark history. In addition, along the streets of 240 interesting shops located close together easily satisfy the shopping pleasure of all visitors. Therefore, Phnom Penh is one of the 10 most popular Cambodian tourist destinations.

4. Banteay Chhmar Temple

Banteay Chhmar temples are located in the northwest of Cambodia, 165 km from Angkor, near the Thai border. The Banteay Temple of Chhmar is the same size and splendor as Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, so it is also one of the attractions that tourists traveling to Cambodia cannot miss. However, in this area visitors will not be able to find a hotel. However, you can apply to stay overnight in a family in Banteay Chhmar, this is probably a unique experience that you should try.

5. Beng Mealea / Banteay Srei

You will have a great day trip from Siem Reap by car, or motorbike when visiting Beng Mealea and Banteay Srei. Beng Mealea temples are located in a forest, trees are growing from the middle of ruins in cool light. Banteay Srei is a complex fairytale temple from the 10th century and is one of the most popular Cambodian tourist destinations. Unlike other temples, Banteay Srei temple is built of pink marble and gently sculpted.

3 Beautiful Towns in Alberta, Canada As Ideal Destinations
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3 Beautiful Towns in Alberta, Canada As Ideal Destinations

Alberta in Western Canada is known for its beauty, with majestic Canadian rocks in the middle of the province. It is made up of many small towns, each with its own vibe.

There are towns known for murals, picturesque rivers or historic buildings. Check out Alberta’s most beautiful towns!

Jasper

Jasper’s town is the starting point for exploring Jasper National Park, in the Canadian Rockies. But the town is gorgeous in its own right.

Jasper is surrounded by mountains and is the definition of exotic. The town attracts many tourists with manicured gardens, buildings are decorated with stone facades and flower pots hanging around the main street during warmer months.

Come to the town, visitors can enjoy the surroundings of the town’s impressive National Park. You can take a boat ride to Whistler Mountain, have a peaceful time in natural hot springs, admire the turquoise lake or ski at Marmot Falls.

Waterton Park

Waterton Park, also known simply as Waterton, is found in southwestern Alberta. It is located in Waterton Lake National Park, which actually becomes the Glacier National Park across the border in Montana.

3 Beautiful Towns in Alberta, Canada As Ideal Destinations

The Alberta Tourism Website describes its beauty in a sentence: “Nowhere else in the world will you find a UNESCO World Heritage Site, International Peace Park and Rolled Biosphere Reserve into one.” Go to Waterton while it’s still intact and not crowded!

Legal

Legal may be a small town, but it has an interesting history. In 1894, it was founded as a French-speaking community. It was awarded the title of the French Painting Capital of the World in 2011, with more than 35 unique murals painted throughout the town.

Clearly, people from all over the world come to see this beautiful Northern Alberta and its paintings. Its location, only a 45-minute drive north of Edmonton, makes it great for day trips.

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The most beautiful fairy village in the world

The Dutch village of Giethoorn looks peaceful, separate from the world. A quiet river, quiet dreamy scenery as coming out of fairy tales.

In Giethoorn, cars’ smoke and sirens do not exist. When coming here, people have to leave cars outside the village, rent boats called “Whisper boats” with no-noise engines to “approach” the village, or can walk through more than 176 trees. wooden arch bridge.

Many houses are still inaccessible by road. Even the postman has to deliver letters by boat.

Boat rental here averages 20 euros/hour. Normally, in about 2 hours, you can complete the journey to explore this small village. Before letting you roam the boat to explore the village, the boat owner will have 10 minutes to practice sailing skills, check to see if you have enough skill and skill to control.

In Giethoorn, the loudest sound you can hear is the whirring sound of ducks swimming under the water, or the cries of other birds occasionally flapping their wings over the top of their heads. At this point, I rented a boat from the locals for 20 euros/hour. In about 3 hours, I completed my journey to explore this small village.

The boat glides along the small canals, through houses with thatched roofs dating back to the 18th century, certainly giving you an unforgettable feeling. Every season, Giethoorn wears a new shirt. I went to Giethoorn on the early summer days. The sky is clear, the sun shines down on the brilliant trees and the remaining spring tulip buds …

Giethoorn is a town in the Overijssel province, Netherlands. Giethoorn was discovered by a migrant group from the Mediterranean in the 1230s. The name Giethoorn came from the discovery of the first inhabitants, who found hundreds of goat horns as a result of the flood of the calendar. history in the 10th century.

The people in Giethoorn value the tranquility and peaceful life, so if you visit the village, respect the local culture.

The restaurants and shops here also have fairy colors. The houses are hidden beneath the trees and the vines covered with increasing mystery. The river is still, far away are small houses with children playing, adults fishing. The sun shines sunset, giving Giethoorn a romantic beauty. The ducks flew through the boat’s bow, echoing a quiet area. This village experience is a worthwhile experience, so come at least once in your life.