All of us like big cities but that doesn’t deny the fact that small places or villages can be beautiful too. There are various villages around the world that are amazing and beautiful. Obviously big cities and places have their own importance, however, if you really want to feel the true culture and tradition of a place, you need to visit smaller villages.
A village can be considered as the place which is smaller than a town. The population of the village will range from a few hundred to a few thousand. Villages cannot be considered only rural villages they are also termed as rural villages depending on the facilities and developments ground. All around the world or in every country we found villages. They just vary in the facilities, living standard, amenities and different other parameters. The villages of China come under two divisions townships or county-controlled cities. Here we are listing the 10 most beautiful villages around the world.
|2||Hidden Mountain Village||China|
|3||Hobbiton Village||New Zealand|
|7||Gasadalur Village||Faroe Islands|
1. Popeye Village, Malta
Originally it is a film set of the musical production Popeye is one of the best places to visit in Malta. The whole houses in the Popeye Village built with rustic and ramshackle wooden buildings and located just off Mellieha Bay so you can visit this place after spending your day at numerous beautiful beaches located in the city. The most popular thing at Popeye village is the popular “Take 2 filming”. It is an event where you can take part in daily filming and you and your family can become actors in a live action movie.
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2. Hidden Mountain Village – Jiuzhaigou, China
The village is located in south China. It is called the hidden mountain village because it is covered by mountains on all sides. Additionally known as Jiuzhaigou Valley is a national park and nature reserve situated in the north of Sichuan province, China. The place is famous for its landscape beauty, multi-level waterfalls and snow-capped peaks. Since 1992, it has been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site and a World Biosphere Reserve in 1997. Jiuzhaigou means “Nine Village Valley” because it has nine Tibetan villages along its length and hence the name.
3. Hobbiton village, New Zealand
The village is located in New Zealand. One of the most successful movie series Lord Of The Rings has been filmed at this location. Hobbiton has been set and built specially for the movie, However, later it has been decided that leave this awesome place for tourist attraction and indeed it was a great idea. The movie ad set highly increased the tourist from across the world and especially the movie saga fans. There are many reviews that people have shared as if they are walking around a real Hobbit village. The unique place will be seen nowhere else.
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4. Riomaggiore Village, Italy
The village is located in the small region of Liguria region of Italy. One of the most beautiful villages in the world situated on the western coast of Italy in the beautiful Italian Riviera. The unique part is that travellers can do hiking between the villages on the famed coastal path, however, tourists need to walk through the short pedestrian tunnel in Riomaggiore to get from the train station into town. Once you are out of the tunnel, you need to take eft on the main street to reach Via Colombo and there you can see numerous restaurants, cafes, shops, and residences.
5. Mountain Village, Iran
The village is located in Iran. The structure of the village is in the shape of the mountain so it is called mountain village. It is indeed one of the most beautiful villages in the world. One of the beautiful villages in the world has been announced as UNESCO Historical Heritage Site in September 2015. The place has an amazing landscape and a wonderful natural architecture above the Caspian Sea. The beautiful place is known for its culture, handicrafts and traditions Here, we also recommend you to read about the best tourist places in India.
6. Hallstatt Village, Austria
The beautiful alpine village situated between the mountains on Lake Hallstatt and considered as oldest and beautiful villages in the world. The village has beautiful fountains, buildings and cafes. You will take approximately 1 hour to walk from one end of the village to other, obviously if you are not shopping and taking pictures. There are various ways you can reach this beautiful place, however, the best way to experience this famous location is with a ferry ride across the lake.
7. Gasadalur Village
The beautiful village situated at the edge of a tall cliff. The whole village is surrounded by tall mountains that cut it off from the rest of the island and separating it from the rest of the word. Before, 2004 there are only a few options to reach to the Gasadalur Village. However, one of the best options is to hike over the mountain terrain that surrounds the village that rises over 2,000 feet high and later treks more to reach to the village. The other option will be climbing the cliff face with the help of any ship close to the rocks.
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8. Fort Bourtange Village
It is also called a star fort village. The village is in shape of a star as you can see in the image. One of the beautiful villages in the world serves as a defence system of the late 1500s. The beautiful star fort village situated in Bourtange, Groningen, Netherlands. It was built under William the Silent and completed in 1593. The primary purpose of the village is to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen which was controlled by the Spaniards in the year Eighty Years’ War.
9. Mawlynnong Village
The village is located in the Meghalaya India. It is Asia’s cleanest village in 2003. The village will also provide you with a beautiful sky view from the 85-meter high tower. One of the cleanest and beautiful villages in India additionally known as God’s Own Garden. Apart from the cleanliness, the village has also achieved a 100 per cent literacy rate and an optimal level of women empowerment. The village is home to the unique living root bridges that are declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since the village situated on the Indo-Bangladesh border so you can also enjoy the landscape beauty of Bangladesh as well.
10. Khonoma Village
The village is located in Nagaland India. The village is covered with a thick forest that definitely makes it very beautiful. The village has a beautiful landscape with never-ending shades of greenery all around the village. It is situated at an altitude of 5,320ft above sea level. There are various ways to reach one of the beautiful villages in India, the best way would hire a taxi from Kohima, however, it is the costliest one also. The other option is to take a government bus to the village but the frequency of the bus is not very good, so it’s better to check the timing of the bust at the bus station.
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