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26 Travel Destinations That Look as if They Belong in Fairy Tales

St. Basil's Cathedral, Russia
Moscow's Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed. Formerly a church, now is a museum space 
Image: Pavel L

Travel is maybe the finest way to lend perspective to our lives and remind us of the wonder of the world. One doesn't have to spend a lot of money and time to travel, either. There are magical views of natural, architectural and other scenery within a day's drive of all of us; it's simply a matter of making the time to explore our surroundings. 

The linked article features 26 places with appearances so idyllic that they could be the locations of fairy tales. Many are popular destinations that I know readers have visited. Give us your thoughts on any you've visited in the comments.  

 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China
In ancient times, this forest was deemed inaccessible, but it is now a must-see destination in Hunan, China. The mountains are often compared to the floating mountains of Pandora from the movie Avatar.| Image: Gil.K 

Petra, Jordan

Built into the mountains over 2,000 years ago, Petra is the most visited tourist attraction of Jordan. Petra is also known as the Rose City due to the color of the stone from which it was carved. 
Image: Flickr / dietpoison

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