Create your own fairy tale by visiting one of these totally gorgeous and inspiring locales. When stepping foot into one of these wonderful and whimsical haunts, you鈥檙e transported into a wonderland worthy of a Disney movie or a bedtime story. These are the kind of places that you don鈥檛 just see 鈥 they鈥檙e places that you experience with your entire being. Located all over the world, these 10 historic, unusual and awesome spots are worth the journey.

1. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany: If this castle looks familiar to you, it should. It was the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty鈥檚 castle at Disneyland. The Neuschwanstein Castle, commissioned by King Ludwig II, is located in a picturesque area in southwest Bavaria. While extravagant in size and stature, the castle鈥檚 interior is also crazy opulent with gilded this and golden that, as well as art and antiquities all over.

2. Hoi An, Vietnam: Nestled in Vietnam鈥檚 Qu岷g Nam Province, Hoi An is a magical and colorful destination, and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site (since 1999). The town is an exquisite Southeast Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century, with a mix of Colonial buildings, traditional dwellings and lantern vendors. Hoi An means 鈥減eaceful meeting place,鈥 which is a good reason to go there.

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3. Sagano Bamboo Forest, Kyoto, Japan: Towering rods of bamboo will take your breath away at the Sagano Bamboo Forest in the gorgeous Arashiyama district of western Kyoto. It鈥檚 an Instagram-worthy spot for sure. But it鈥檚 not just to be seen 鈥 it鈥檚 to be heard. Japan鈥檚 Ministry of Environment included the forest in its list of 鈥100 Soundscapes of Japan鈥 because of the distinct rustling of the bamboo leaves.

4. Alhambra, Granada, Spain: When in southern Spain, you have to head to Granada to visit the Islamic palace of Alhambra. The level of detail in this Moorish fortress is completely stunning, from the hand-carved walls to the complex tiles. As soon as you step onto the grounds, you鈥檙e immediately transported to another time, a romantic and beautiful one at that. Make sure to take oodles of photos 鈥 this is one of those places that will totally inspire your next home renovation.

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5. Colmar, France: For those who鈥檇 like to get in touch with their inner Belle, Colmar in the Alsace region in northeastern France is a must. This area was an inspiration for the original Beauty and the Beast (and OMG, we can鈥檛 wait for the live-action version). The village鈥檚 cobblestone streets and half-timbered medieval and early Renaissance buildings will inspire your own rendition of 鈥淎 Change in Me.鈥

6. Cappadocia, Turkey: Located in central Turkey, Cappadocia is famous for its fairy chimneys, surreal rock formations and Bronze Age homes and churches carved into the landscape. The most spectacular place to stay is the Sultan Cave Suites where you can sleep, eat and watch the sky fill with hot air balloons in the early morning. You might be experiencing it IRL, but it will feel like a dream.

7. Lake Bled, Slovenia: This secluded island in Slovenia may not have much on it, but it鈥檚 still worthy of your bucket list. The highlight of the island is the 170-foot-high church built near the end of the 17th century, and if you鈥檙e looking for a destination wedding, this might be your place (they perform weddings there!).

8. Magic Mountain Lodge, Chile: Chill in Chile in these crazy cool accommodations. The Magic Mountain Lodge, a 13-room hotel, is an enchanted escape nestled in the private Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve in Northern Patagonia. To get to the hotel, visitors cross a suspended rope bridge and get an epic view of the cone-shaped roof covered in foliage and cascading water. Totally unforgettable.

9. Dark Hedges, Ireland: This is a must-see for Game of Thrones fans. Dark Hedges 鈥 an avenue of utterly romantic and intertwined beech trees 鈥 appeared in GOT as Kingsroad (when Arya Stark escaped from King鈥檚 Landing). This road, albeit small, is fairy-tale worthy.

10. Sea of Stars, Vaadhoo Island, Maldives: The sea is full of wonder on Vaadhoo Island in the jet-lag-worthy Maldives. At night, glowing blue specs appear in the water, thanks to bioluminescence that鈥檚 generated by a kind of phytoplankton known as dinoflagellates. They make it a completely enchanting destination.

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