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10 most beautiful towns in the Philippines (part 1)

The Philippines consists of 7,107 islands, bringing beautiful near-endless corners to explore. Here are 10 of the most beautiful towns in the Philippines to add to your list of must-see destinations.

1. Lazybones Town

With historic towns, idyllic beaches, sunny climates and diverse landscapes, the Philippines quickly emerged as a destination to compete with Southeast Asian tourist hotspots, such as Thailand and Indonesia.

2. Baclayon

Baclayon is the first municipality to be established on the island of Bohol, founded by the Spaniards at the end of the 16th century. The main attraction of this charming town is the Cathedral of Baclayaon, which is a national cultural treasure. as well as a national historical monument.

Although this historic church was severely damaged during the 2013 earthquake, its adjacent museum remains open to discovery. In addition to the church, the town has dozens of lovely Spanish colonial houses, dating from 1853. Baclayon is an ideal base for excursions to whales and dolphins to nearby Pamilacan island.

3. Daraga

Daraga is an ancient town located in southeastern Luzon. This rural town is located under the shadow of Mount Mayon, with Daraga church located on a hill overlooking a volcano. Built in 1773, the church is built of volcanic rock and has some intricately carved reliefs on its columns.

Just northwest of the town is Cagsawa Cathedral, one of the region’s most iconic locations. In the early 19th century, hundreds of people sought refuge in the church in a devastating eruption of Mayon Mountain, but were killed when lava engulfed the building. The rest of the church looks quite haunting in the context of the green fields and towering Mayon mountains.

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VISIT OREBRO – ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TOWNS IN SWEDEN

Known as a culturally rich city, Orebro stands out with its most modern city architecture. The vast castle in the romantic space is surrounded by a moat full of lilies. Coming to town, you will encounter extremely simple and rustic scenes such as pictures of students riding bicycles on the streets, people relaxing on the porch or parks around the city.

Overview of Orebro town, Sweden

Located in central Sweden, the east borders the districts of Västra Götaland, Värmland, Dalarna, Västmanland, Södermanland and Östergötland, Örebro is Sweden’s sixth largest city, surrounded by four large Swedish lakes and has two roads seaside. Örebro is a beautiful central town in Sweden with a population of nearly 143,000. Orebro is close to the capital Stockholm (200km), which is Scandinavia’s natural logistics center. With an attractive location, Örebro becomes a diverse business area and is home to activities, conferences and trade fairs.

With good infrastructure, a growing tourist service, visitors can use trains and buses to travel around the city and to Örebro airport. Cycling here is very popular. On the road with many nice lanes, you can rent a car to cycle around the city at a low cost.

This is a country with high education, especially in the Örebro region. In the city, there are care facilities for all ages and people with disabilities, immigration services and free counseling in many areas, such as consumer counseling. There are 40 compulsory high schools, 15 independent schools and one university, therefore, Örebro has a high-quality education. The university has a variety of courses, attracting students from all over Sweden and other countries to study. Besides, Örebro University Hospital (USÖ) is one of the main specialized hospitals in Sweden.

If you have a chance, it is a great idea to visit this amazing town!

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10 most beautiful small towns in Europe (Part 3)

If you are passionate about nostalgia, Europe is a great destination. Especially this place has the old town but very romantic and lovely. Remember these destinations and don’t forget to share them with your friends and relatives!

Let’s continue the list of 10 most beautiful towns in Europe!

8. Manarola, Italy

Manarola is a beautiful town in Italy. This is a part of the Cinque Terre in Liguria, northern Italy, attracting visitors by its splendid beauty. Manarola is the oldest town in 5 towns in Cinque Terre. There are colorful houses and stone terraces on the sloping beach.

The town is located on a 70m high mountain slope compared to sea level, beautiful and extremely romantic with a small harbor with anchored ships, picturesque houses on the beach, a small square with houses seafood products.

9. Colmar town, France

Colmar in France is a beautiful flower town called Little Venice because of many canals flowing through. The old town is well-preserved with many long-standing architectures and museums of its history. Some say that this is the most beautiful town in Europe.

Colmar was founded in the 9th century and its heyday in 1200. With a sunny climate, Colmar is one of the driest places in France. Today, Colmar France is known as the capital of Alsatian wine and canals with beautiful ancient architecture.

10. Hallstatt town Austria

Hallstatt is a village in the Salzkammergut region in Austria, one of the most beautiful small towns in Europe and the most visited destination in Austria. The black-roofed wooden houses are silhouetted against crystal clear water and on one side is the high mountain range that creates a beautiful charming mountain and river scenery for relaxation, walking and sailing for tourists. There are also the oldest wooden houses in the world.

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10 most beautiful small towns in Europe (Part 2)

If you are passionate about nostalgia, Europe is a great destination. Especially this place has the old town but very romantic and lovely. Remember these destinations and don’t forget to share them with your friends and relatives!

Let’s continue the list of 10 most beautiful towns in Europe!

5. Spello, Italy – Beautiful old town

Spello is an ancient Italian town, in Perugia province in the eastern center of Umbria. The town lies on a gradual slope to the plains. From here, you can see the Umbrian plain under the mountainside. There is a railway from Rome to Florence via Perugia.

It used to be the land of the Romans in the 1st century BC. Spello Italy is a town of 6,000 inhabitants and a great place to experience walking. Nearby there are two medieval villages of Collepino and San Giovanni.

6. Town of Vernazza, Italy

Vernazza is a picturesque town that is located in La Spezia, Liguria, Italy. In it, the Cinque Terre is the most beautiful city compared to 4 other towns, Monterosso, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. It is quiet here, with few vehicles, once a coastal fishing village. Colorful old houses are built on cliffs. A small town harbor is located next to a magnificent old castle and a splendid church.

7. Ronda, Spain

Ronda is a traditional old town with about 35,000 inhabitants located on high slopes, surrounded by lush river valleys.

Founded in the 9th century BC, the Ronda Malaga is a city rich in history on a 750m high mountain. It attracts and mesmerizes travelers around the world. The highlight is the stone painting of Cueva de la Pileta and the annual bullfighting match at Feria Goyesca. Ronda, Spain is a cradle of the country’s modern bullfighting event.

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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.

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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.

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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!