There’s something magical about being able to walk underneath a lush canopy of trees while surrounded by nature.
It’s a serene and beautiful experience and so much better than strolling along other types of roads where, instead of being shaded by trees,
shadows are only cast by tall buildings.
Here’s a fantastic collection of photos of some of the most astounding tree tunnels in the world.
Some are formed naturally, others created by humans,
but all are absolutely gorgeous,
and it would be incredible to walk beneath any of them.
1. The Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland
This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted in the 18th century by the Stuart family, who wanted to create a magnificent landscape that would impress visitors as they approached their home. The trees still remain there today, and it’s a popular spot for tourist, photographers, and painters.
Apparently, the road is also haunted by the “Grey Lady”, who appears at dusk amongst the trees.
2. Street in Bonn, Germany
Each spring, beautiful flowers bloom on this street in Bonn. The blossoms create an amazing pink canopy that only lasts about 2-3 weeks. Eventually the petals fall off the trees and onto the ground, almost like delicate pale pink snow.
3. Wisteria Flower Tunnel, Japan
In the city of Kitakyushu Japan is the Kawachi Fuji Garden, which is home to around 150 Wisteria flowering plants.
One of the highlights of the private garden is the gorgeous purple tunnel of Wisteria flowers. The best time to visit is April to mid-May, when the flowers are in full bloom.You can walk beneath the lovely hanging multi-colored blossoms for a truly surreal experience.
4. Oak Alley along the Mississippi River outside New Orleans, Louisiana
Oak Alley is a historic plantation located outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s named after one if its most popular features, the double rows of live oaks on the property. The tree lined road is about 800 feet long, and it’s absolutely spectacular to walk along its canopied path.
5. Jacarandas Walk in South Africa
The Jacarandas Walk in South Africa is a well-known tourist destination with a tunnel that’s more than 100 years old. It represents one of the largest man made forests in the world and is made up of 70000 trees, most of which were imported into the country. It’s best seen in October when the flowers are in full bloom.
The Tunnel of Love is located in Klevan Ukraine and is a 1.8 mile long railway section, leading to the fiberboard factory. Of course, it’s known more for the lush green tunnel the foliage around it creates, looking like something straight out of a dream. Rumor has it that, if you and a special someone visit the tunnel of love and make a sincere wish, it will come true.
In the tourist district of Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan is a popular bamboo forest called Sagano. There’s a walking path that cuts through a bamboo grove where you can walk between the towering trees that line each side. It’s one of the most photographed sites in the city and for good reason.
This street in Brazil, named Rua Goncalo de Carvalho, was labeled as “the most beautiful street in the world” by writer Pedro Nuno Teixeria Santos, and it’s not surprising why. Over 100 beautiful Tupuana (or Rosewood) trees line each side of the street, some so high that the reach the 7th floors of nearby buildings.
In Japan is an amazing tunnel of cherry blossom trees or sakura. They create a magnificent tunnel of pink, the colors seeming to radiate off the light and onto everything in the tunnel. It looks like something straight out of a fairy tale.
10. Tree Tunnel, Netherlands
This stunning tunnel of trees can be found in the Netherlands. The trees tower high above anyone who walks along the path, and the setting is absolutely magical.
11. The Path up to the Halnaker Windmill in Sussex, England
This path will take you up to the Halnaker Windmill in Sussex. It’s so surreal it looks like it could practically be the setting for a Grimm Brothers’ story.
Question of the Day:
Which magical tree tunnels do you want to walk through?
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