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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.

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

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.

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

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

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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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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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.