When you watch a movie, especially a fantasy movie, and see all these wondrous places, it’s easy to write it all off as the magic of the movies. However, the truth is that a lot of those movies are filmed in some kind of location, and that magical place is actually somewhere in the world you can visit!
There are lots of places in the world to visit if you want to believe in magic, these are only some of them.
It Almost Doesn’t Look Real
Tumpak Sewu waterfalls are in Indonesia. They are situated right at the base of a mountain. It looks so beautiful and perfect that it’s hard to believe that it isn’t photoshopped.
Anyone Seen Avatar?
This fantastic view is from Zhangjiajie National Park in China. It’s famously become known for being the inspiration for some of the landscapes in Avatar. It’s also said to have a beautiful and eerie echo.
Look At Those Trees
This beautiful path has been seen in lots of fantasy films and TV shows, but one of the most memorable is probably Game of Thrones. The trees do almost look like they could reach out and grab you.
Looks Like A Fairy Tale
This incredible place is Neuschwanstein castle in Germany. The castle was actually inspired by fairy tales and was later the inspiration for the castle in Disney’s version of Sleeping Beauty.
Look At All Those Stars
That unmistakable landscape is none other than Yosemite National Park in California. It made photographer Ansel Adams famous because of his incredible black and white photographs of the area.
Can You Believe Those Purples?
Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi is one of Japan’s most loved and visited public gardens. It looks like the kind of place that fairies would hang out among all the beautiful trees and flowers.
A Very Famous Train Has Crossed This Bridge
For those of you who don’t recognize it, this is the Glenfinnan Viaduct, otherwise known as the Harry Potter bridge because it was the last leg of the trip for the Hogwarts Express.
If Ever There Was A Magical Place
If there is any place in the world that is full of magic, it would be Isle of Skye in Scotland. Its landscape is full of fairy pools and mountains and has been featured in many films, most notably the Harry Potter series.
It’s So Surreal
This alien-looking place is the Glowworm Caves in Waitomo, New Zealand. As the name suggests, all those little glowing orbs are bugs! But don’t let that scare you away from visiting.
Looks Like Something From Another Time
Heddal Stave Church in Norway is a feast for the eyes. There are lots of legends about how the church was built and why it came to be, which adds an extra layer of mystery to it.
Look At The Color Of That Water
Melissani Cave in Greece is a little spot of heaven tucked away in a forest at the foot of some mountains. In legend, it’s thought that Nymphs used to live in this cave.
It’s Like A Little Tiny Village In There
Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado is full of ancient history and secrets. In the park, you can visit Cliff Palace, which is an impressive ancient settlement that’s still standing today. Some archeologists think it dates back to 9500 BC.
Those Blues Are Something Else
This colorful spot is Artist’s Palette in Death Valley National Park, California. Cultures have been known to live in the area for over 10,000 years, and it’s thought to be the home of some Jackalopes.
There Is Something A Little Eerie About This Place
Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious monuments in the world. Not only is it incredibly beautiful, it’s also purportedly a hotbed for paranormal activity. Who doesn’t love a few ghost stories?
Any Harry Potter Fans Out There?
If you recognize this beautiful place, it’s because you’ve seen the Harry Potter films or the Fantastic Beasts movies. This is Lacock Abbey and it’s located in the UK. It was founded in the 13th century and been home to many secrets since.
Trees Like No Other
Redwood National Park is home to some of the largest and most beautiful trees in the world that have been alive for 2,000 years. There is something really mystical about that, isn’t there?
Can You Believe It’s All Salt?
Pamukkale is home to the beautiful salt flats in Turkey. It’s also been called the cotton castle. Very little is known about the history of the area, but it’s thought to have been home to ancient civilizations.
You’ve Got To Recognize These Little Doors
For those of us who are Lord of the Rings fans, you can visit the Hobbiton set in Matamata, New Zealand. It would be like being right in the middle of Middle Earth.
Look At That Incredible Facade
The Al-Khazneh was built as a mausoleum and crypt at the beginning of the 1st century AD. There are legends that pirates hid treasure inside on the second floor. Most of us will know it from the Indiana Jones films, though.
What A Beautiful Town
Colmar in France is a beautiful tiny medieval town that’s known for its colors and cobblestone pathways. But for others it will be known as the town that inspired part of the set for Howl’s Moving Castle.