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27 Incredibly Surreal Places Every Travel-Lover Must Visit

Here are some of the most breathtaking spots in this big, beautiful world.

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the most beautiful places they've ever traveled to. Below are some of their responses. Hopefully they'll inspire you make a travel bucket list, book an epic getaway, or, at the very least, give you some major wanderlust.

1. Strasbourg, France

"The town is so gorgeous. It looks like you just stepped into a fairytale. The pictures are pretty, but in real life the beauty is overwhelming." — Katie80
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"The town is so gorgeous. It looks like you just stepped into a fairytale. The pictures are pretty, but in real life the beauty is overwhelming." — Katie80

2. Cocora Valley, Colombia

"It was definitely the most magical place I've ever been." — jissellt
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"It was definitely the most magical place I've ever been." — jissellt

3. Yosemite National Park, California

"Yosemite is by far the most breathtaking place I’ve ever been. It reminded me just how small I am in this big, beautiful planet." — kateb4b63a751e
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"Yosemite is by far the most breathtaking place I’ve ever been. It reminded me just how small I am in this big, beautiful planet." — kateb4b63a751e

4. Roratonga, Cook Islands

"This island boasts clear turquoise water, pristine sand, and insane tropical fish." — graced463c17421
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"This island boasts clear turquoise water, pristine sand, and insane tropical fish." — graced463c17421

5. Samariá Gorge, Crete

"This hike is an 18 kilometer stretch that takes you through mountains, small villages, natural rivers, and pools. You finally arrive by the sea and the water is so blue, pictures don't do it justice." — c4c751e311
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"This hike is an 18 kilometer stretch that takes you through mountains, small villages, natural rivers, and pools. You finally arrive by the sea and the water is so blue, pictures don't do it justice." — c4c751e311

6. Cape Leveque, Western Australia

"The colors are incredible: The bright red orange of the cliffs, white sandy beaches, and clear blue water. It’s an amazing little secret corner of the world." — haaiilley
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"The colors are incredible: The bright red orange of the cliffs, white sandy beaches, and clear blue water. It’s an amazing little secret corner of the world." — haaiilley

7. Seville, Spain

"From the Plaza de España to the Seville Cathedral and the Metropol Parasol, the entire city is stunning." — lauram115
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"From the Plaza de España to the Seville Cathedral and the Metropol Parasol, the entire city is stunning." — lauram115

8. Ring of Kerry, Ireland

Driving this circular route is the best way to catch a glimpse of the gorgeous Irish countryside complete with lush, rolling hills, medieval castles, stone forts, beaches, and sheep farms. — souperspoons
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Driving this circular route is the best way to catch a glimpse of the gorgeous Irish countryside complete with lush, rolling hills, medieval castles, stone forts, beaches, and sheep farms. — souperspoons

9. Rio Celeste, Costa Rica

"There are minerals in the water that make it look a magical blue hue. It's breathtaking." — amandah42b9bf79c
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"There are minerals in the water that make it look a magical blue hue. It's breathtaking." — amandah42b9bf79c

10. KoKo Head Summit, Oahu

"This staircase, known as the KoKo Head Stairs, takes you to the summit of KoKo Head Crater, which overlooks the Honolulu Botanic Gardens below and offers ocean views to the north, east, and south. It's not a hike for the faint of heart but absolutely worth the effort to get to the top!" — courtc2
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"This staircase, known as the KoKo Head Stairs, takes you to the summit of KoKo Head Crater, which overlooks the Honolulu Botanic Gardens below and offers ocean views to the north, east, and south. It's not a hike for the faint of heart but absolutely worth the effort to get to the top!" — courtc2

11. Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

"It's the most beautiful place on earth, especially in summer when all the lupins are blooming." — missramosturner
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"It's the most beautiful place on earth, especially in summer when all the lupins are blooming." — missramosturner

12. Moraine Lake, Alberta

"I could’ve sat there all day and taken in the view." — rosied4156034c7
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"I could’ve sat there all day and taken in the view." — rosied4156034c7

13. Bhutan

"Between the ancient temples, pristine wilderness, the air that always smells like pine, and the sound of chimes and bells as you hike the Himalayas, Bhutan feels like a place untouched by time." — megkconnolly
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"Between the ancient temples, pristine wilderness, the air that always smells like pine, and the sound of chimes and bells as you hike the Himalayas, Bhutan feels like a place untouched by time." — megkconnolly

14. The Azores, Portugal

"This archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic ocean is a great stop over between Europe and North America. The way the volcanic islands abruptly stop and the ocean starts is mesmerizing. I could stand atop a lookout and see across the entire island from one end to the other." — mattr4242f57b6
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"This archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic ocean is a great stop over between Europe and North America. The way the volcanic islands abruptly stop and the ocean starts is mesmerizing. I could stand atop a lookout and see across the entire island from one end to the other." — mattr4242f57b6

15. Machu Picchu, Peru

"The views were amazing and the clouds around the surrounding hills and mountains made it feel like you were in a magical city in the sky." — Holmesnotsherlock
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"The views were amazing and the clouds around the surrounding hills and mountains made it feel like you were in a magical city in the sky." — Holmesnotsherlock

16. Miyajima Island, Japan

Forests, mountain top views, and ancient temples are some of the allures that draw people to this majestic island in Hiroshima Bay. — Hachi Dori, Facebook
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Forests, mountain top views, and ancient temples are some of the allures that draw people to this majestic island in Hiroshima Bay. — Hachi Dori, Facebook

17. Chefchaouen, Morocco

"The whole city is painted blue and it's perched on the side of a mountain." — jrb93
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"The whole city is painted blue and it's perched on the side of a mountain." — jrb93

18. Phuket, Thailand

"I was expecting Thailand to be overhyped and touristy, but when you are standing on those white beaches with that amazing clear water and jewel green islands dotting the sea all around you, it takes your breath away. It was like being put inside of a postcard." — wstripe2222
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"I was expecting Thailand to be overhyped and touristy, but when you are standing on those white beaches with that amazing clear water and jewel green islands dotting the sea all around you, it takes your breath away. It was like being put inside of a postcard." — wstripe2222

19. Burano, Italy

"This island outside of Venice blew my mind. I stuffed myself with risotto and wandered the streets for hours." — amandap41fee9365
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"This island outside of Venice blew my mind. I stuffed myself with risotto and wandered the streets for hours." — amandap41fee9365

20. Palau, Western Pacific

"It's a tiny island in the South Pacific Ocean! The water is crystal clear and once you dive in, it's like you're in a different world!" — alexyg
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"It's a tiny island in the South Pacific Ocean! The water is crystal clear and once you dive in, it's like you're in a different world!" — alexyg

21. Krka National Park, Croatia

"The waterfalls are nestled into a canyon, and each feels like a hidden treasure. I can only describe this place as truly magical." — allisone44475b394
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"The waterfalls are nestled into a canyon, and each feels like a hidden treasure. I can only describe this place as truly magical." — allisone44475b394

22. Casperia, Italy

"I'll always remember those rolling hills and tiny hilltop towns." — j4290fbe0c
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"I'll always remember those rolling hills and tiny hilltop towns." — j4290fbe0c

23. Lofoten Islands, Norway

"It's hands down the most beautiful place on earth. There are gorgeous mountains and if you visit in the summer, the sun never sets." — heidiceciliebaastadc
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"It's hands down the most beautiful place on earth. There are gorgeous mountains and if you visit in the summer, the sun never sets." — heidiceciliebaastadc

24. Iceland

"Particularly during the winter, Iceland is the most beautiful, mesmerizing place I've ever been to." — francescac454166af2
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"Particularly during the winter, Iceland is the most beautiful, mesmerizing place I've ever been to." — francescac454166af2

25. Santorini, Greece

"The whitewashed buildings against an impossibly blue sea was so lovely, and the sunlight twinkled on the water like diamonds. No photo could ever do it justice." — alisonhannah
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"The whitewashed buildings against an impossibly blue sea was so lovely, and the sunlight twinkled on the water like diamonds. No photo could ever do it justice." — alisonhannah

26. Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Don't forget your camera when you visit this slot canyon. The streaks of light that pass through the canyon walls when the sun hits just right is enough to take your breath away. — t448f7e02e
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Don't forget your camera when you visit this slot canyon. The streaks of light that pass through the canyon walls when the sun hits just right is enough to take your breath away. — t448f7e02e

27. Jounieh, Lebanon

"You get the mountains the city and the beach all in one view. It's beautiful." — gabia48cadc46b
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"You get the mountains the city and the beach all in one view. It's beautiful." — gabia48cadc46b

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