Many people like the prosperity of the big city, but the carefree and leisurely of small towns also attracts many to travel. The culture of each place is different, of-course, the environment is also different. Here, we’ll lead you to go from North Africa to New Zealand, to enjoy some of these most beautiful towns in the world.
These are 10 of the most beautiful towns in the world:
10. Salvador in Brazil
Salvador does not refer to the country of Central America, but a city in Brazil. El Salvador has retained many famous Renaissance buildings and still has many colonial buildings, including Brazil’s first cathedral and the oldest medical school. There are a large number of 16th-century buildings in the city, and they are religious buildings. Many of them are decorated with carvings of the 17th and 18th centuries. There are many colorful walls, reflecting the characteristics of the colonial period.
According to statistics, there are more than 160 churches. Hence, it is the city with the most churches in Latin America. It has bright and strange Gothic churches. It has an undulating and dynamic, luxurious and rich Baroque church. The largest church is the Vassilia Church; the oldest is the church of Matris, the Convent of Conceição; the most magnificent church of St. Francis de Assis.
The Salvador Carnival is an important festival in Brazil. It is famous for its large-scale street carnival parade and original music and dance. During the Carnival, it is full of music and dance, which is the most authentic embodiment of Brazilian tradition and carnival spirit.
9. Queenstown in New Zealand
Queenstown is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand’s South Island. It is full of sightseeing spots. In summer, the sky is blue and the sun is bright. In autumn, the leaves are bright red and golden. While in winter, the climate is clear. There are mountains covered with snow.
In spring, flowers are blooming. Four seasons are distinct, each with a completely different face. Lake Wakatipu, near the city, is a deep blue mountain lake. In the magnificent mountains, there are several green and brown peaks covered with snow. The road from Queen Town to the top of the mountain is all over green color. The name of Queen Town originated from the colonists’ belief that the beautiful scenery here should belong to the Queen, hence the name Queen Town.
Queen Town on South Island, New Zealand, is a world-wide resort with a slow pace of life, beautiful scenery. In winter, it will become a ski resort.
8. Paros Island in the Aegean Sea
Paros is a Greek island in the central Aegean Sea. One of the Cyclades island group, it lies to the west of Naxos, from which it is separated by a channel about 8 kilometers wide.
This is an island known for its openness and leisure. Among the many islands in the Aegean Sea, the beaches of Paros seem to be more suitable for swimming. There are white marbles on the island, and the taste is very high. The familiar “Venus of Miro” statue is made of marble here (now in the Louvre in Paris). There is a small town on the island, which is also the place where the port is located. There is only one main commercial street in the whole town, extending from the center to the port. In the town, visitors can choose to rent a scooter or bicycle to finish the tour and have fun. Or swimming at the beach is a good choice.
7. Cinque Terre, Italy
The Cinque Terre is a coastal area within Liguria, in the northwest of Italy. It lies west of La Spezia, and comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. In 1997, Five Villages and Portovenere, Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto were listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, 1999.
Many tourists choose to hike between the five small fishing villages and feel the beauty of the Italian countryside. If you are tired of travel, you can also choose a shorter hiking route or take the train. Or find a family hotel for a while, don’t go anywhere, and concentrate on the beauty of the small fishing village.
There are also many chapels and churches in the fishing village, the most famous of which is the “Goddess of Life” chapel. Every week, local residents are almost worshipping in this chapel, which is very lively. At other times, local residents are busy with their business. In the evening, the elderly people chatted in the courtyard of the house, and the young people chatted in the bar, each with their own joy. In the Cinque Terre, you can really feel that the pace of life can be so slow and cheerful.
6. Reine, Norway
The town of Reine is located in the southeastern part of the Lofoten Islands in Norway. It is an important part of the Arctic Circle and the most shining place. It is known as “the most beautiful village in Norway”. The town of Reina is backed by the peaks of ancient glaciers, the scenery is unforgettable, the blue harbor quietly shines between the fjord and the mountains, and the sea reflects the clouds of the sky. the fisherman’s cabin The smoky smog, the ultimate scenery, is convincing. The natural protection makes Reine town independent and preserves the most rustic atmosphere.
In this small town, there are many possibilities besides sightseeing. Fishing, boat trips, cycling, whale watching… you can give time to the town and try out a variety of leisure life. Of course, if you are adventurous, you can take part in local hiking. Conquering the Reinebringen Mountains, overlooking the entire town of Reina. You will experience different beauty.
In addition to being a beautiful land of souls, Reina Town is also regarded as a honeymoon attraction, a honeymoon place that countless newcomers dream of. Under the blessing of the mountains and waters, fulfilling the promise of love, Reina Town is the continuation of love, but also the commitment to love. In such a world, my heart is full of happiness.
5. Guilin, China
Guilin is a world-famous scenic city and one of the world’s most beautiful places with its karst landscapes, clean rivers, idyllic countryside, majestic rice terraces, and ethnic minorities. It is in South China’s Guangxi Region.
Guilin is a small southern Chinese city with approaching a million people. The city has beautiful scenery and is located in the karst hills, such as Folded Brocade Hill, Fubo Hill, and Solitary Beauty Peak. The scenery of these hills is breathtaking, with lush hills all over the city, surrounded by two green rivers, the Li River and the “Peach Blossoms”.
The four lakes in the city center meet with the Li River and the Taohua River. The banks of these rivers and lakes are verdant bamboo and trees. The boat sailed day and night on the “two rivers and four lakes”. In the evening, when the characteristics of the lake shine under the colorful lights, the scenery is particularly charming. Guilin means “Osmanthus fragrance”, named after its many fragrant osmanthus trees. Every October, when the sweet-scented osmanthus is in full bloom, the city is filled with sweet aroma.
4. Annecy town, France
“If you want to make a list of the trips you must go to in your life, then Annecy, France must be included.” Having read such a sentence before, I didn’t think so at that time. Now I think why not. Just this name is romantic and full of fantasy.
Annecy is located in southeastern France, at the foot of the Alps, next to Geneva, Switzerland, so the town has the romance of French origin and the sweetness of Switzerland flowing in its blood. She is the most beautiful town in the French Alps, known as the “balcony of the Alps”, also known as “Venice of Sava Province”. Buildings in small towns are built by water. The River runs through the old city. The old house by the river is like a forest.
There is no objection to the fact that Annecy is regarded as a quiet and beautiful girl just like her name. Blue sky, green lake, bluestone paving, colorful flowers, old houses, clear rivers… sitting outside the old and intolerable coffee shop, carrying a cup of coffee and holding a good book in the sun, as if there was no time in the fairy tale world, quiet and peaceful.
3. Franschhoek, South Africa
75 km away from Cape Town, South Africa, Franschhoek is one of the oldest towns in South Africa. This town is the only one in Western Cape Province built by French people. The French town was founded in 1687. In 1688, 176 Huguenots from France traveled to South Africa to escape from religion. These Huguenots brought French grape seeds, wine-making techniques, architecture, and lifestyle, and painted the town with strong French color. They also made the scenic town fragrant with wine and became the “Provence” in the Southern Hemisphere.
It is the capital of food and wine in this country. Galleries and antique shops dot tree-lined streets and hills outside town where vineyards were built 300 years ago. There are many activities, such as wine tasting, trout fishing, and hiking. The Huguenot Memorial commemorates the early settlers of the town who fled the French religious persecution and exile. there are so many fun things that you can do in Franschhoek even if you are a big wine-drinker. There’s incredible food, radiant sunsets, friendly people, and superb weather.
2. Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
Sidi Bou Said is a town in northern Tunisia, which is about 20 km from the capital. It is known for its extensive use of blue and white. The entire town is located on top of a steep cliff, which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The view from Sidi Bou Said is absolutely phenomenal, and will continue to amaze you throughout your entire trip.
Impossibly picturesque, Sidi Bou Said is Tunis’ bohemian seaside suburb, blue and white Andalusian huts stretch from the foot of the hill to the top of the hill, high and low, scattered. The narrow lane twists and turns for a long time, and the sunshine along the way is bright and dark. It used to be a paradise for Spaniards to escape religious persecution. It was deeply influenced by French architectural culture. Also, it traveled through the town like time fantasy and space transfer. One of the most popular things to do here for tourists is simply kicking back with a cappuccino and enjoy watching the world stroll by. You can also wander amid the quiet back streets (cars are banned) and take a cue from the relaxed ambiance.
1. Bled Castle, Slovenia – A fairy tale town.
It is not a castle in Cinderella, but it is really located in Slovenia near the Austrian Alps. Bled Castle, which has a history of more than 1,000 years, is now a collection of museums, restaurants and wine cellars, situated on an elegant lake.
A fantastic castle situated high up in the mountain as if the charming story of Rapunzel and Prince. A green glacial lake that stretches for miles, a beautiful church sitting in the center of the island, and the lake itself in the middle of lush green woods that is host to a pretty town, just like in the scene of a movie.
Bled is as beautiful as a picture, hidden in the Julian Alps of Slovenia. Bled has all that you wish to have in an idyllic- lake with swans swimming around, a perfectly looking island right in the middle of the lake which is home to a 17th century Church, a medieval castle hugging a rocky cliff, fresh snow nestling the rugged Alps in the background. Ah! The feeling of being at Bled is second to none and is blissful, to say the least. This romantic town is a fairyland for honeymooners and couples alike. Towns like these inspire love story and it’s easy to get lost in thoughts when at Bled.