Thursday, May 12, 2016

11 Most Beautiful Villages In The World . From Alpine In Switzerland Till Masooleh In Iran

2. Bilbury, in the Cotswolds, was called "the most beautiful village in England" by 19th century writer-artist William Morris. (Travel Pictures Ltd / SuperStock)

3. The Alpine views and timber chalets of Wengen, Switzerland, have been attracting travelers since the late 1800s. (age fotostock / SuperStock)

4. The quintessential Alpine town of Wengen looks straight out of Heidi. (Kaehler, Wolfgang/SuperStock)

5. The Uramanat Villages are located in the mountainous Kurdistan Province of Iran. The villages are unique in terms of architecture, lifestyle, and agricultural methodology. Villages are integrated with nature by incorporating steep-slope agriculture.

6. The fairy-tale village of Eze was a favorite of Walt Disney's. (Samuel Strickler /

7. Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic grew up around the 13th-century Gothic castle of the Lords of Krumlov. (Plotnikov /

8. Masuleh. Historical names for the city include M?salar and Khort?b. It was founded in the 10th century AD

9. Cesky Krumlov is set in a valley in Bohemia south of the Blansko Forest and circled by the Vltava River. (Mikhail Markovskiy/

10. Writers Colette and Simone de Beauvoir were inspired by the village of Sidi Bou Said in northern Tunisia. (Cristian Lisii /

11. The Japanese village of Shirakawa-go is known for houses built in a style known as gassho, resembling hands folded in prayer. (Ekaterina Pokrovsky /


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